Age 28
Residence Miami, USA

Gian Carlo Varela Castillo, known as “Gian Varela”, is an internationally acclaimed DJ/ Producer and Songwriter born in Panama and shaped in the USA. A Born Rebel, his unconventional yet thrilling ways of fusing sounds and genres defines his artistry. His upbringing in Panama, birthplace of reggaetón’s roots, and moving to USA cultivated his own sound. From viral collaborations with Latin superstars like Sech, Feid, & El Chombo, releases in the world’s best Dance Music labels such as Spinnin, Armada, Maxximize, & Revealed to Festival tracks and remixes with the support of Armin Van Buuren, Gianluca Vacchi, Fedde Le Grand (to name a few), few artists pack such an energetic arsenal of records as Gian.


Having performed across the Americas in his early years has given Gian his imposing Festival presence. From wrecking gigantic festival mainstage crowds in South America to electrifying Clubs in Ibiza and afterparties in Ecuador, Gian’s “guerilla” style presence defines his high energy spectacle. A master producer able to delve between genres, this year, Gian shall showcase what Spanish & Latin EDM entails. From a repertoire of sexy Spanish House Records to more Latin Urban Pop.


“Making Dance Music in Spanish is just one part of it. It’s bringing one’s culture through the sounds, melodies and ideas where these fusions really get their fire. Starting with Mexico, stopping in Panama, and going all the way down to Argentina: The Latin culture is so big there’s still so much to explore and fuse. Possibilities are endless and when combined with other World cultures, you end up with a Global sound”


This year is shaping up to be amazing for Gian with massive Latin collaborations and high energy fusions in the Dance Music World bringing his signature global sound into the mix.