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Toronto based producer and DJ Christian Andersen, better known in electronic music circles as XI began composing and making music in high school while playing drums in punk bands. After a friend tutored him on the fundamentals of digital synthesis in Propellerhead’s Reason, Christian started producing electronic dance music, conceptualizing an experimental “sub-break” project that lead him to delve further into the possibilities of sculpting electronic sounds designed for dancefloors and headphones. Andersen currently uses Ableton Live to produce under the XI moniker, and in our interview, he talks about his early days as a 17 year old DJ, having a strong conviction and confidence in ones creative vision, production methods from designing unique bass patches to using field recordings and creating a large sample bank which he utilizes for composing and recording. XI maintains a busy touring schedule along with a steady stream of releases and collaborations with the likes of DJG, Kevin McPhee, DZ, Juakali, and Bombama.