Monday, December 30, 2013

Episode #27

its been about a year since I've recorded a mix of my own and this is quite a special one as i have been hosted by my brother in beatz and life on his monthly digital airwaves extravaganza. for the last episode of 2013 your host is doing a Subbed Out tribute mix aired live during the first hour of December's show.

Subbed Out  monthly show on Paranoise web radio is hosted by Runner and represents the finest in house, bass & techno riddims from London, Detroit, New York & Berlin. the radio show is complemented with specialist nights comprising guests from abroad ever so often. Runner currently represents Athens at Dimensions festival in Croatia and can be seen live at select nights in the city's favourite boom box six d.o.g.s

we're back in 2014 with more back to back mixes featuring top notch artists, plus a Blackball live gig in one of Athens hottest sound systems...stay tuned!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Episode #26

new season underway, plenty newcomers plus a couple of special returns in the pipeline. kicking off proceedings i was joined by a like minded man sharing common grounds on beatz, recipees and life..our last back to back session at Habeat Record Store in April 2013 was seminal so i thought we should revisit this idea and put it on tape...

Lefteris Birlakis aka Mackenzie is the owner of Habeat Record Store downtown Athens. since its opening back in 2011, Habeat Records is spreading the love for vinyl records and electronic music keeping focused on that four to the floor sound of House and Techno while hosting weekly guest DJs in one off events. he recently joined the Sleazy Beats & Dirty Vibes crew with Zorz and Slydex, presenting their unique afternoon events in Athens..

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

news bulletin

new season fresh lineup and some more live gigs tba... first show of the season to be posted this space

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Episode #25

we're back in the Blackball HQs for this one which means no more borders and barriers in terms of spice things up, divert from the last 3 live shows and get back on track with the original purpose of this show i chose to host a man who's carrying more than 25yrs of musical experience on his back, a friend from way back joining me and laying down beatz from the past present and future... in true space age style i present K.K. from the infamus Otaku Soundsystem..

Replicant (M) Des: K.K.
NEXUS 2.3 N23KK100373
Incept Date: 3 Oct, 1973
Func: Tech / Disconization Prog.
Retrained (12 Mar, 2010) Citizen Protection
Phys: LEV. B      Ment: LEV. A

nom de guerre: Funkraum23, Light & Shadow Discotheque, Nightlight, The Goth
Teams: Otaku Soundsystem, Mr. Bolek & Mr. Lolek, Opera di Bestia, The Zakulas, Horror Vacui

a male unit of advanced age currently operating in Athens, Greece. developed as a leisure model at first, on early stages he was trained to work with humans for hybrid group operations - with little success, most notably with teen-pop idols HorrorVacui. he was consequently re-oriented to join the entertainment industry and soon forced himself in places of power. at the same time though he developed a taste for rogue rhythmic experiments that forced him to seek and find new alliances.

collaborating with fellow conspirators Dura and Chick (both alleged humans) they formed Otaku Soundsystem, a team exercising in exploratory excursions in club territory. this remains to the day his longest standing active co-operation, although the group's sporadic appearances have slowly pushed them to the nether regions of subcultural limbo.

he joined Plasteline mega-corp as a hitman, disguised under the innocent-looking moniker of Mr. Bolek / Mr. Lolek (ed: still disputed which one). in the meantime he worked as prompter, opium den owner, accountant, ginger-ale merchant and dog trainer, eventually participating in The Zakulas (a league of tricksters with a very short lifespan) and top-class high art project Opera di Bestia.

during a self-imposed few years' isolation period spent working in a ship's machine room (see: Funkraum23), he joined the secretive order Operation MindFuck. functioning as a silent ally, occasionally activated only for under-the-radar, one-off missions in various guises, he's currently training assassins for the cult. in his spare time, he's rumoured to develop sonic weapons of mass destruction hinted on ancient and apocryphal texts. interestingly, he's also involved in Citizen Protection programs, although the nature of his duties can only be surmised with dread.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Episode #24

as advertised Blackball Nights returned @ Spiti Coctail Bar on the 30th of March for the monthly residency... this time around i was joined by an iconic figure of Athens Dance Scene...Dimitri Papaioannou, electronic music producer and DJ residing in Italy for more than a decade, co-founder and artistic director of the award winning Synch Festival, co-owner of the late 360 record store in Athens, member and creative director of Fabrika Sonic Arts Studios, and co-owner and AR manager of Spiti Coctail Bar ... also he's a bianconerro lover and comes from the beautiful Greek island of longevity .... need i say more?

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many thanx to the Paranoise Radio team for broadcasting the whole night live on the digital airwaves yet once again..

next month i'll be returning to the Blackball Headquarters presenting another special debut appearance  ...more info on that soon

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Episode #23

two and a half years after his last appearance _g returns to join me on a live session @ Spiti Coctail Bar. click on the link below for a two hour extract of the night...

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once again the show was broadcasted LIVE courtesy of Paranoise Radio

Blackball returns mid March with Mr Synch this space for futher info and special projects!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Episode #22

first show of the year and we change the pace once again. Blackball is going live at one of Athens hottest venues Spiti cocktail bar. your host joined by the Bomba Energia Sound System boys.. here's an extract of back to back pressure..

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night was broadcasted LIVE courtesy of Paranoise Radio

next confirmed date is the 22nd of Feb.. stay tuned