Christopher Isla

Christopher I.

Fontana, CA

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About

Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 16 to 40

Teaching since:
June 2013

My interest in music began when I began playing the trumpet at the age of 10. I always wanted to create my own music which led me to form a rock band. With a borderline electronic style, we were booked to play various nightclubs in Hollywood which got me hooked on house music. After starting to produce house music full time, I began my career as a touring producer/dj. I have worked with top management and booking agencies (APA, The Agency Group, Circle, etc).

I have toured all over North America, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea, performing at various electronic music festivals.

Official remix credits range from artists like Cypress Hill, Rusko, Damian Marley, Steve Aoki, Zedd, Chuckie, Robbie Rivera, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and several others.

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Experience

Guest Panel Speaker
Aug 2013 - Present
Icon Collective Music Production School

I have been invited to speak at Icon Collective various times for my experience with running an independent label as well as succeeding in the edm industry with a DIY approach.

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Top 100 Nominee for America's Best DJ
Aug 2012
DJ Times, TrackItDown, Pioneer

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2007

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Release party for my single "Turn It Up" in Seoul, South Korea (2014)
Photo by Christopher I.

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Album release video
DJ Times spread

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DJing Bassride in Venice sponsored by KROQ/Redbull

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Club Mass - Seoul, South Korea
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3 Reviews

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Andrew G. May 19, 2015
Ableton · In studio

Chris is nothing short of legendary in the music business. An Ableton Live aficionado, Chris has written hundreds of tracks and performed around the world as Cold Blank, and his experience shows! It takes a special kind of personality to succeed in the music industry, and one of the key facets is patience. Luckily, patience is what makes an amazing instructor as well.

Having sat in private 1-on-1 sessions with Chris, I can say that I learned more about the music industry and production process than I could ever have imagined! He is very deliberate and meticulous, and his perfectionism shows in his work. Having had Chris as a mentor and instructor has been an experience of a lifetime, and I cannot thank him enough for his time and effort. He is an absolute MUST if you're looking to learn to produce, hands down.

- Andrew (Producing for 5 years)

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Anahi S. May 18, 2015
Ableton · In studio

Chris has a wealth of technical knowledge and impressive industry experience to really polish up your ableton projects. He is professional, timely and has a great sense of humor. It's been great to have him as a resource for specific production work-flow and troubleshooting.

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William S. May 18, 2015
Ableton · In studio

I had the pleasure of working with Chris as an intern with Burn The Fire Records while I attended Icon Collective Music School. He is very knowledgeable in both Ableton and Audio Engineering. As a student I had trouble mixing the tracks I would try to create. He helped me understand the basics of both mixing and mastering and my mixes improved dramatically over the course of the internship. I highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to learn Ableton or Audio Engineering. Chris is also very knowledgeable about the music industry and can help you get your music heard as he has many connections in the industry.

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