James Christian's dexterous handling of House and Techno puts him near the top of the list of up-and-coming tech-house DJ/producers. Christian's choice tracks and superb mixing abilities tell the tale of House music's history from a hard New York perspective with a strong Chicago understanding. Sufficiently tough, this collection of swinging tunes comes injected with a properly minimal amount of soul and plenty of fierce funk. Christian's productions appear on a number of attention-grabbing labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Sorted, Nervous Records, Eight Ball and Emotive. His list of remixing credits boasts such high-profile acts as Tito Puente, Wamdue Kids and Terry Lee Brown, Jr. Fits the criteria for one-to-watch status.