Brian Cross is a Spanish DJ, Producer and Business Entrepreneur with a unique approach to the ever-changing music industry. With 2 big studio albums released via Sony Music, Festivals like Tomorrowland, Barcelona Beach Festival and Sunburn GOA and residency at Amnesia Ibiza under his belt it is safe to say Brian Cross is a name to keep a close eye on in 2017.
Born and raised in Barcelona, Brian’s musical career spans two full studio albums and countless singles and collaborations, radio and club records a plenty, awards, key consultant positions for brand’s and a booking agency in Spain which is the home of some of the industry’s leading players.
Musically the list of artists collaborated with and remixed, reads like a who’s who of popular music and electronic, Ricky Martin, Yandel, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Armin van Buuren, Chuckie, Marco V, we could go on and on, but you get the picture. With second studio album, nearly half a dozen releases already done in 2016 and club records a plenty being discussed in 2017 with some of the highest profile labels in the industry 2018 looks strong to say the least.
Moving onto Ibiza, Ibiza has been a love affair for Brian, after more than 15 years on the Ibiza scene you could easily call him a veteran of the island. From running his own night Popstars at Amnesia for a number of years, to Ushuaia, Hard Rock Hotel and Supermartxe to his current position on the island as weekly special guest at Amnesia Ibiza’s Blackout event, Brian understands the island and navigates through seamlessly. The list of performers he has played alongside is staggering, Snoop Dog, Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Kylie Minogue, Prodigy, Nile Rogers and pretty much every DJ who influences Ibiza has passed across his desk / stage at some point in their careers. The likes of Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, and Martin Garrix all invite him to play with them in Ibiza, a sure sign of the high esteem he is held in by some of the biggest acts in the world.
Connecting all this together is his show on Spanish national radio, his own weekly show on the countries leading national radio station “Europa FM” where he dominates the airwaves with millions of listeners a week, his show sets the tone for the direction of commercial electronic music, and has become a barometer for what is hot / not in the country, with massive guests including David Guetta, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, Chuckie, W&W and Yves V the show’s importance cannot be underplayed. This show is also syndicated globally in Spanish and also in English and the list of countries spans the planet, Brian’s footprint is ever expanding and this is reflected with a touring diary to match.
2015 and 2016 saw over a hundred gigs per year in the diary, and 2017 is the same story, now signed to David Lewis Productions for bookings globally, its clear to see that hard work ethic has paid off with the reknown agency asking Brian to join the artists on the roster. We are sure this strategic move will move Brian in the direction globally with a few little surprises already being planned for 2017 and 2018!!
To summarize, Brian transcends what it means to be DJ or musician in 2017/ 2018, the entrepreneurial streak that runs through him is infectious when you meet him, this is why Brian can quite rightly say that he is a key player in the music scene, and if you happen to have him perform at one of your shows, you are guaranteed that he’s bringing the heat for the fans.
“Success is achieved only when you really believe in yourself, and only then others will do it too!”