Greek-American producer-turned-singer Christos DC has recently put out his fourth album Tessera, meaning four in Greek. It’s a rootsy set full of catchy melodies, infectious hooks and brilliant arrangements.
Christos DC started his career back in the early 90s when he produced US hip-hop and R&B artists. But he increasingly turned to reggae and spent several years on the road with Don Carlos and The Itals singing backing vocals and playing guitar.
His debut solo album Time to Rise dropped in 2008 and he has come a long way since. On his new and skillfully produced album he creates long-lasting sounds with epic horns and smooth bass lines.
Standout cuts include album opener Speak the Fire, featuring Bulgarian chanter Zafayah, the emotional version of Neil Young’s Heart of Gold and the anthemic Communion, with Kenyatta Hill and Groundation’s Harrison Stafford on guest vocals.