Thursday, April 14, 2011

Episode #11

Thodoris Triantafillou was born in Athens in 1977. from the early 80s he started listening to different styles of music, thanks to tapes that friends and family passed to him. in the beginning of the 90s, when the rave scene was exploding, he started buying vinyl records and spin them at a local radio station and many parties and clubs in Athens. back then he bought his first PC and started composing music and doing some productions for friends. on 1999 he released his first single and album which was digitally released and distributed for free via his website metadubsoundesign (MDSD). in the 00s Thodoris released 5 EPs as one half of the NOVOX project. after that he decided to work as a solo artist. many EPs and remixes came out on Katchuli, Quantized Music, Souvenir Recordings, Orpheas Music, Diaphan Music, Genowefa Recordings amongst others. the results were many sales and support from DJs like Nick Warren, Roberto Rodriguez,James Zabiela, Richie Hawtin, Groove Armada, Tiefschwarz, Dennis Ferrer, Jerome Sydenham, Josh Wink, Brothers Vibe, Phonique plus many others.he also is the co-owner of the Rhythmetic label which is also based in Athens. his latest works are released on Rhythmetic label.

his moto is "Music is not a format, it's freedom, amusement, mood and spreading love". so, under that moto, he still makes music that expresses him. as he says: "The quality and the mood of the final result is the one that counts and not the genre/style that you are playing". after 18 years as a DJ he has played the most of the music genres like Drum & Bass, Breaks, Hip Hop, Soul, RNB, Techno, House,
Dub, Disco, Trip Hop, Jazz. and this can be heard on his releases and productions.
Thodoris has played at the biggest clubs in Greece like Dybbuk, Cavo Paradiso, Animal, W Club, Tango, Monroe, Block33. he has also played abroad in places like Germany and United Kingdom. currently, he is resident at the Deepsoul Collective nights together with Theo Tag, G Spice and Kosta Tee, running weekly in downtown Athens. stretching over two hours, this show has proven to be a nicely drawn back to back mix between your host and a man of many milestones. respect for coming down and gracing the wheels of the Blackball show..

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Episode #10

Stathis Kalatzis is hidden behind the Mr.Statik moniker. born in 1978, he grew up in Volos, where his musical influences go back to 1990 and the rising hardcore/breakbeat scene. several parties, moving to Athens to study Political Science at Panteion University and a firm embrace of techno music lead to the form of Improvize- a mobile party with fellow dj Chevy aiming at bringing a fresh sound of techno and house in all its forms. during 2003 he performed in more gigs and club nights, and had the chance to make a wonderful trip to Cape Town with the Red Bull Music Academy. in the beginning of 2005 he forms the Mud Max project alongside amigo Motek (first releases out on Balkon and Ware). after the second half of 2006, Mr Statik starts to work solo as well, signing his first eps in labels such as Karloff, Stock5 and Octopus with a variety of tracks which embrace his moodier and atmospheric side...2007 finds him djing between his local residency at Fetisch and gigs abroad (with Monegros Festival and Tresor standing out as highlights) whereas in 2008 more releases and international appearances are on the way alongside a signing to UK label Immigrant and Berlin’s Rotary Cocktail and Perplex. 2009 kicks off with a series of rmxs, further appearances across Europe and a signing to Bpitch Control’s sister label Memo. in 2010 he continues working heavily on rmxing duties for various artists/labels, while preparing his Bpitch Control comeback and touring between Germany, France and Spain. he signs his first ep for Berlin based Mo’s Ferry released in autumn and signs Sinphony (feat. The Boy) to the upcoming Werkschau compilation on Bpitch Control. for the 10th Episode in the series Mr Statik joins your host on a 5 hour back to back session!!! this...a Blackball Marathon...

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