Christopher Dines

I’m an Irish-British author and former house DJ/music producer. I’ve published eight books on mindfulness, addiction recovery and self-care. Currently, I’m writing my debut novel.I really appreciate everyone who has supported my creative endeavours in both music and publishing throughout the years. It's been an intense journey, but incredibly rewarding. Thank you!

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Books

Published by Sheldon Press (John Murray Learning—Hachette) in 2020. Formats: paperback and e-book.

Super Self-Care (Hachette UK) has been translated into Vietnamese. Published in December 2021 by Vietnam AZ Communication & Culture Co. Hardback edition.

Published by Sheldon Press (Hachette) in 2019. Formats: paperback and e-book.

Published by Riverbank Books in 2016. Paperback and e-book. Formats: paperback and e-book.

Published by La Petite Fleur Publishing in 2015. Formats: paperback and e-book.

Published by La Petite Fleur Publishing in 2014. Formats: paperback, e-book and audiobook.

Published by La Petite Fleur Publishing in 2013. Formats: paperback and e-book.

Published by La Petite Fleur Publishing in 2013. Formats: paperback and e-book.

Published by La Petite Fleur Publishing in 2013. Formats: paperback and e-book.

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I was born in Harrow, London, in 1983. At fifteen, I left high school to pursue a full-time career as a dance music DJ (I started DJing in 1994). I got my first break DJing on Flex 103.6 FM in the late 1990s. I promoted UK garage bands, The Genius Cru and Deekline & MC Hyperactive, while simultaneously DJing at intimate venues in North London. Shortly thereafter, I DJed at notable events like City Loud at Turnmills and Garage City.Unfortunately, my party lifestyle spiralled into alcohol and drug addiction, compromising my health and music career. It was an incredibly dark time in my life. I sought professional help, and got sober at twenty-one (August 2004); that was the best decision of my life!In early recovery, my DJ career soared. Under the pseudonyms Chris Lopez and Kris Lopez, I played at prestigious venues like Ministry of Sound, Defected In The House at Pacha (London Victoria), London Fashion Week, and Axis Discotheque in Malta. I toured South East Asia and Southern Europe, and DJed at renowned venues like 1/5 in Hong Kong, Q-Bar in Bangkok, and Mint Bar in Koh Samui between 2004-2006.In 2005, I co-founded SuCasa Beats and served as the head of A&R until 2006. During my tenure, I commissioned releases from recording artists such as Afro Medusa, Steal Vybe, Marlon D & Martino, Onyx “Soul 2 Soul” and Pablo Martinez, among others. I remixed Afro Medusa’s popular records Beautiful Thing and Pasilda Part 2: Come a Little Closer, and produced my own songs such as Addicted featuring Aisling Stephenson. Afro Medusa remixed Addicted.I co-produced a disco house record with Article P called Night by Night under my alias Kris Lopez (Splash productions). In 2006, Chicago legend, DJ Jesse Saunders licensed it to his label, Broken Records. Saunders and I met while DJing the same weekend at Q-Bar in Bangkok in 2005. He released On & On in 1984 (the first house record ever to be pressed on vinyl). Working with him was one of the highlights of my former career in dance music. Some things can’t be planned or imagined—they just happen.For more info regarding my house music production, reproduction, and remixes visit my Discogs Vinyl PageFollowing three years of international touring, I decided to 'retire' from the dance music industry in 2006. The house music scene shifted to minimal "electro house," and I wasn’t willing to compromise my music style. And so, I decided to explore other creative avenues, namely writing!Since then, I've authored eight non-fiction books, while facilitating over two hundred workshops and retreats, focusing on mindfulness, stress reduction, and serenity. I worked in drug and alcohol rehabs, including assisting in rehousing homeless individuals struggling with addiction. It was hard work, very rewarding, but after ten years, it was time to revisit my creative endeavors. I feel most alive when creating all kinds of art.In my mid-thirties, I embarked on a journey studying the history of science and pure mathematics with Professor Piers Bursill-Hall from Cambridge University. Over three years, we delved into the actors of the time, tracing back to the Greek natural philosopher, Parmenides (6th century BC). I pursued this endeavour during the pandemic while working in the addiction/mental health sector.Currently, I’m writing my debut novel. I've nurtured a passion for writing fiction for six years, confident in my ability to tell a compelling story. Details to follow shortly.Thanks again for visiting. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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Here are several photos of my vinyl releases and international DJ gigs between 2002-2007. For more info regarding my house music production, reproduction, and remixes visit my Discogs Vinyl Page.

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