Since making her club debut at the Buzz event at Nation in 2001, Christine Moritz has been intriguing clubgoers in Washington, D.C. and beyond with her sound, which ranges from haunting, cinematic downtempo to upbeat, funk-influenced tunes.
Her November 2002 warm-up set for Thievery Corporation at the 9:30 Club caught the ear of Thievery's Eric Hilton, leading to a highly-coveted yearlong residency at Eighteenth Street Lounge. She has also held residencies at Bossa, Gazuza, the outdoor summer event Air (at the invitation of 2003 DMC U.S. champion DJ Enferno), IndeBleu, Alero, and Cue Bar, and (as part of the "Chuffed" event) Selam.
Christine has played with such artists as Massive Attack, UNKLE, Koop, Jazzanova, Rainer Truby, the Orb, Zero 7, Gotan Project, Groove Armada, and Brazilian Girls. In August 2006, she performed at the UK's highly regarded Big Chill Festival, a three-day outdoor event with 30,000 attendees. In March 2007, she DJ'd in Bristol, England at the invitation of Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja. Christine has also graced the decks in London, Prague, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Baltimore as well as at numerous D.C.-area venues.
A seasoned radio DJ, Christine is the host of the acclaimed show "Variety Is the Spice of Life." Airing weekly from 1998 to 2006 on the University of Maryland's WMUC (88.1 FM and online), its strong, diverse selection and informed commentary drew a devoted base of listeners and made it the station's most-downloaded program. Starting in January 2006, the show moved to the varietyisthespice.com website and was also mirrored on the noted downtempo site properlychilled.com. In mid-2007, Christine began doing "Variety Is the Spice of Life" on the UK-based Purple Radio online station. In February 2008, "Variety Is the Spice of Life" returned to WMUC.
Christine has been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper, and was nominated for a Wammie (Washington Area Music Association Award) in the Electronica DJ category in 2003 and 2005.
Also a talented music journalist, Christine has written for the downtempo magazine RE:UP, the Ubiquity Records website, and the now-defunct D.C.-based dance music magazine Innerloop.