Christoph El Truento

aka Christopher James Martin, aka DJ Truent, SSELLF, Foraging


Over the last 13 years Christopher Martin James, better known by his musical moniker Christoph El Truento, has crafted one of the most interesting and diverse discographies of any 21st-Century musician from Aotearoa.

A longstanding DJ, beatmaker, producer, musician, and artist, Truento has never let his creativity be confined to his solo work, collaborating closely with fellow Aucklander Tom Scott in the @Peace, Home Brew, and Avantdale Bowling Club projects along his journey. He’s also worked with Team Dynamite, Hone Be Good, Brandn Shiraz, and numerous other figures who inhabit New Zealand’s underground hip-hop, jazz, beats, dub, and experimental music scenes. 

Christoph El' Truento with Si Res and Julien Dyne on 95bFM Breakfast Club (2013)
Christoph El Truento DJing at Neck of the Woods.
Christoph El Truento for Red Bull Sound Select, 2015.
Christoph El Truento with his three brothers and cousins, and members of his brother's heavy metal band Dharma, circa 1995.
@Peace in Sydney circa 2009.
Christoph El Truento at the Grow Room in 2016.
Photo credit: Nicole Hunt
Christoph with their partner Waiata and their son Rākai circa 2015.
Christoph El Truento in 2012.
Christoph El Truento at the Grow Room.
Photo credit: Nicole Hunt
Christoph El Truento at the Grow Room.
Photo credit: Nicole Hunt
Album cover for Brandn Shiraz and Christoph El Truento's NO WARNING (2022). Artwork by Pinky Fang.
Christoph El Truento & Lucky Lance - Good Omens (Official Music Video) 2022.
Christoph El Truento in 2020 DJing for Room One Live from Rydges Hotel Rooftop in Auckland.
Christoph El Truento at his home studio in Point Chevalier, Auckland.
Photo credit: Emma Smith
Lucky Lance & Christoph El Truento - Water under the bridge (official video) 2022.
Christoph El Truento - Drip ft. Ladi6 (Music Video) 2023
Lucky Lance & Christoph el Truento - Always sunny in Ōmāpere (Official music video) 2022.
Christoph El Truento in his Pt Chevalier studio, 2022.
Photo credit: Danielle Street
Christoph El Truento's 2013 album 'a series of oopsie daises and various other flora'. Artwork by Pedro Fins.
Christoph El Truento's 2023 album Circle Of Friends. Artwork by Asher McShane.
Home Brew feat. Esther Stephens - Plastic Magic music video (2012). Song produced by Christopher El Truento.
Christoph El Truento - SHBA music video (2023)
Lucky Lance & Christoph El Truento - Two Phones (official video) 2023.
Ka Mua Ka Muri Te Iho Auaha: Lucky Lance and Christoph el Truento interviewed and performing at the basement of Auckland's Central City Library in 2023.
@Peace at Vanguard Red Studio.
Album art for Christoph El Truento's 2018 album LWMP18. Artwork by Bráulio Amado.
Christoph El Truento DJing on Karangahape Road in Auckland.
Photo credit: Ngamihi Pawa
Christoph El Truento (far left) as a kid hanging out with his brother (far right) and friends.
Christoph El Truento at the Grow Room.
Photo credit: Nicole Hunt
Christoph El Truento DJing for Room One Live from Rydges Hotel Rooftop in Auckland (2020)
Christoph El Truento at his home studio in Point Chevalier, Auckland.
Photo credit: Emma Smith
The 25th of January EP by Christoph El Truento & Lucky Lance (2022)
Christoph El Truento at the Grow Room.
Photo credit: Nicole Hunt
Cover art for Christoph El Truento's 2013 debut album what we used to know
Christoph El Truento
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Young, Gifted & Broke


Melting Pot Music


Samurai Red Seal


Wonderful Noise Productions

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