Christian Martin’s love affair with electronic music began in 1995, as an early attendee at Southern California’s legendary Moontribe full moon desert parties. After absorbing late 90’s club life in New York, London, and Los Angeles, Christian settled in San Francisco in the spring of 2000. He started playing records in 2002 under the tutelage of his brother, Justin Martin, armed with a stack of Justin’s old vinyl and used Technics 1200’s from Sammy D.
In 2003, inspired by the massive desert soundsystems of old, Christian founded the dirtybird soundsystem. Along with co-founders Justin Martin, Worthy, and Claude Vonstroke, dirtybird’s Sunday afternoon BBQ’s have quickly become a Golden Gate Park institution.
2006 saw the release of collaborations with Justin Martin (“The Martin Brothers EP,” dirtybird #007) and Claude Vonstroke(“Peanut Butter Jelly Time EP,” Undefeated Records #1).
Along with Christian’s residency at dirtybird’s monthly club nights in SF and New York, he’s been busy in the studio, polishing multiple remixes and originals coming out on dirtybird & Katabatic records. 2008 looks to be busier than ever for Christian as he helps shape the future of dirtybird’s unique sound.