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ABOUT

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Rodman, real name Christian Michaels, is a British Trance Music Producer & DJ.

Rodman's journey through Trance started at the age of 15 in 1999 and took him down a path which would see him found and run the award winning club night Kubik in Liverpool between 2004 and 2007 - attracting headline artists including John O'Callaghan, Fred Baker, Agnelli & Nelson, and Mac & Mac.

 

Booked to play Cream @ Nation in 2006 and Creamfields that same year, Rodman was performing under his birth name of Chris Pollock during that period of his career

Following on from Kubik, Chris moved into producing, attending the Manchester MIDI school in 2008 - achieving a distinction in his class. At this point Chris decided to update his artist alias to Kryztow De Fier producing chart topping tracks on Trackitdown.net under his own Kubik label with productions: Don't Mess With Me, BOSH!, Industry and Street Fighter.

He later went on to produce The Chronic and Bounce in 2009, gaining support from Judge Jules on BBC Radio 1.

In 2013 Chris changed his name to Christian Michaels and founded the anonymous Trance duo - Team 140. Over the course of 5 years Team 140 delivered weekly broadcasts of their 2-hour Trance show The Trance Empire, recording no less than 212 episodes. If you're wondering which one Christian is, he's the red one.

 

During their time Team 140 were booked to play both weekend slots at the incredible 10th anniversary celebrations of Tomorrowland in Belgium in July 2014, joining artists including Paul Oakenfold, Sean Tyas, Jorn van Deynhoven and many more.

Additionally, legendary Trance label Discover Records employed Team 140 to compile and mix their Discover 100 release; a 50 track mix compilation of the most popular releases from Discover Records over the years.

After five years as Team 140, the duo disbanded and Christian took a sabbatical from the music to focus on a professional venture which would see him found and grow a multi-award nominated marketing agency.

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With the passing of his mother in early 2020 and the enforced Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Christian decided to return to his Trance music roots and work on rebuilding his Trance career under the new alias of Rodman.

 

Rodman says:

"Trance music is a part of me, it always has been and it always will be. I feel it my destiny to pursue a career in this music genre and dedicate my life to it. When something has that hold over you, you know you can never ever walk away from it completely. You will always be drawn back together. It is inevitable."

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