John Dirne (born in Amsterdam, Netherlands September 14, 1981), better known by his stage name John Christian, is a Dutch talented DJ, record producer and multi-instrumentalist.
He has built a name for himself over the past 15 years within both the Electronic Dance Music scene and further afield, thanks to his stellar productions, which have been played and performed by some of the biggest names in the music industry. The past 12 months have seen him flourish as a recording artist in his own right as well.
As a student at the Dutch Academy of Music, he honed his production and musical skills fast. In the early days of his career, his first top 40 smash quickly led to a string of production engagements with the crème de la crème of both national and international music talent. He currently has over 2000 releases under his belt including over 400 single hit records and despite his young age enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful producers in Dutch music history. John also played a big part of Nicky Romero’s career as Nicky settled down in one of John’s studio’s to produce his unimaginable chain of smashing hits. Also Romero’s collaborations with international stars like David Guetta, Rihanna, Calvin Harris and Usher have taken place in that studio. At the end it was Nicky who encouraged John to start his own career.
John has recently created his own record label, Freeway Recordings, and currently working on an array of exciting projects involving music production master-classes on tour, his solo releases and tons of collaborations lined up. John is already introduced to the events side; he had a very successful appearance at the Protocol Recordings Reboot Party during the Miami Winter Music Conference, also played twice at The Daylight Beach Club in Las Vegas, Pacha Ibiza, BCM Mallorca and many more.