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Electronica // Celbridge, Kildare

Step into the captivating world of Phraktal, where a tale of humble beginnings and artistic evolution unfolds through the journey of Christian Boshell. Over three decades, Christian’s passion for music has led to a remarkable journey shaped by dedication, creativity, and a commitment to pushing and tweaking the envelope.

Christian’s professional career began at The Harp Nightclub in Dublin, where endless hours spent behind the decks laid the foundation for a career spanning 30 years. Those formative nights were filled with pulsating rhythms, electrifying crowds, and the thrill of creating magic with sound.
Christian’s musical prowess soon transcended national borders. His first gig abroad was in 1995 in Bodrum, Turkey.

A pivotal moment arrived in 2002 when Prince recognized Christian's talent and supported the purple one on his 'One Night Alone' tour in Spirit, Dublin. The experience was a testament to his growing reputation in the industry. Gigs in Creamfields, Planet Love and promoting a number 1 single in the Irish charts were some highlights of his career.
In 2008, he graced the stage of the Love Festival in San Francisco, warming up the stage outside City Hall for the iconic Grandmaster Flash. This international performance showcased his talent on a global stage, cementing his position as a rising star in the electronic music scene.

Christian’s musical creations have resonated with both listeners and fellow artists. His innovative approach to sound design and production has caught the attention of renowned figures like Orlando Voorn and Barry Jamieson, who have collaborated with him on remixes.

Beyond his solo work, Christian’s influence extends to all facets of the music industry. His passion for mentoring and nurturing talent led him to become a mentor at Berklee College of Music, where he shared his knowledge and expertise with aspiring musicians.

Christian’s commitment to innovation and love for electronic music is evident in his latest venture, the weekly radio show “Back Room Beats.” This project reflects his relentless pursuit of new sounds and his dedication to connecting with his audience through the power of music.

Phraktal’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of music. He has continuously pushed his ability and knowledge from humble beginnings in Dublin to international stages and beyond. His dedication to his craft has inspired countless others to pursue their musical passions.

Delve into the captivating world of Phraktal and discover Irish electronic music written from the soul landscape, inspiring generations of artists and listeners alike. He has seen support from DJs and producers from all over the globe, including Charlie May, John Digweed, Sam Paganini, Maceo Plex, Kolsch, and Danny Tenaglia.

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