Growing up in Toorak he was jiving to reggae tunes, shuffling to country songs and slowing it down with soul music, DJ x2nty pronounced 'Christonite' never thought he would be as progressive with his music as he is now.
At a time when music meant slugging it out with the foot drum and guitar pedals and vocals and lyrics reigned supreme as the monotonous as the mountain that is called the world of music, Christonite all of sudden cryopreserved his passion for music as his other life as Christopher Mallam took centre stage.
To call him a sell out and for not sticking it to the 'Man' will be way too harsh on this well meaning DJ but then again, DJ-ing was around during his influential years, it was only that he had not found it yet. So the guitar and drum pedals have to dominate and of course so too did Christopher Mallam.
Life's expectants like education, friends and hobbies dominated Christopher Mallam and they went hand in hand until he was sent to the 'Land of the Rising Sun' to study architecture.
This was his 'back to the future' as Christonite awoke from his slumber, wrecking the clean exterior of what is Mallam and exposed the power rich musical prose, and the fleet footed neon light swagger of this DJ.
Inspired and mentored by Shawn Basik, the Founder of HIBIKI and other famous DJs doing the Asian circuits at the time, Christonite immersed himself in the hype at that time, which is Psytrance, Progressive and Techno.
These influences remains with him up to this day but to create his own street cred, Christonite had to reach back to his musical roots in Toorak in Suva where the reggae savvy kid once danced on Charles and High Streets. His trademark is combining reggae, drum and bass and dubstep and creeping it into his set mixes.
"I love to put reggae sounds over heavy house beats and also love putting in reggae vocals over house beats, especially by climaxing it with drums and snare kicks after every four or five phases and then drop it.
"But it's not your usual monotonous house music but more of a personalised music, something that people can experience," Christonite says.
What began as a hobby has now turned into a full time gig, saying that the whole DJ background has changed in Fiji, especially now that many are becoming more savvy with DJ music and remixes.
"It's not just a trolley job anymore."
He has been jamming at hot spots like Traps Bar, O'Reilly's Bar, Bar 66, Fringing Reef, Vuda Marina, Ice Bar, Fiji Club and he is currently a DJ with Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises, his resident and favourite ship being the Pacific Jewel.
He has put out some remixes into the market like the bungeee remix which a medley of more than 5 songs clocking at 15minutes and the "Who Let The Dogs Out/Big Bad Wolf" remix which was inspired from Duck Sauce, the guys who gave the world "Barbra Streisand".
He is also the founder and headliner of the Fiji touring DJ circuit, a loose combination of 5 different DJs dubbed "Technical Glitch" slinging their music styles together.
Christonite has just been signed by Damodar Brothers to be their resident DJ at the much anitcipated Damodar City at Laucala Bay in Suva, where he will be using top-of the range DJ equipment that is the industry standard, such as the PIONEER CDJ2000 and DJM2000 Mixer. Damodar head honcho Div Damodar says they are fortunate to have signed Christonite and he would the right colour and decor to the concept of Damodar City.
"In our research and thinking outside the box and we've looked into at this very, very strongly and we believe there is a very strong following for this kind of music in Fiji and its growing and we've always believed that we'll the best to Fiji and this is going to be something different," Div says.