Sunday, March 6, 2011

Episode #8

quite a unique show this time as Mr Jazz GR joined me for a three hour boogie down house mix... alexees has been roaming the Athenian dance music circuit for more than a decade, after sowing his wild oats as a student in the States in the early nineties where he presented a radio show on WMUC 88.1 FM in the DC area and made some rare appearances at bars such as the Eighteenth Street Lounge and State of the Union.

in Athens, he started the Flavour crew along with Zak (featured in the next episode), Dimitri K, Brother T and Culture Mark Stephenson. they maintained a mid-week residency at the legendary Groovin and provided the soundtrack for the trailblazing Limousine parties on top of the Athens Hilton.

alexees has also thrown parties as Intrafunk, Boogie Dub Social Club and Urban Disco. he's played alongside several respected DJ figures such as Harvey, the Idjut Boys, Moodymann, Daniel Wang, Prins Thomas, Rainer Truby, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Lee Douglas and Lovefingers, Tim Love Lee, Simon Lee, Mark E and others.

nowadays he expresses his taste for jazz, selecting records from his expanding collection of vinyl for the podcast. he also prefers to get into Trouble, an event that he runs with Costis Black Athena which is devoted to the boogie sound of the late seventies and early eighties. this episode is clearly influenced by that boogie sound fused with some timeless house jems..enjoy

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