- The Hunt is On
Ekaros was born in Budapest in 1986. Since the end of year 2000 - when he got his first music making software - music became a really important part of his life.
And since he's conscious of what music is, he's looking for the dark sounds. The endless world of reverbs and delays which is just the hotbed of murky atmospheric sounds, combined with the slow tempo and deep bass... what could be better to make horror music? Dubstep, in 2005 at its best form.
Ekaros found dubstep to be the best style to voice his feelings, but somehow his productions have never been dubstep in the usual sense of the word. Ekaros has tried to develop his compositional skills and create more musical, melodical songs still keeping though a dark experimental edge, his vision of electronic bass music.
During this proccess he started becoming bored of most electronic music and slowly stopped listening to it, but not making it! ;) From 2009 until now he has focused on classical music, and playing piano.
Anders Peterson (A.P) is a sound designer, composer and audio postproduction engineer that runs GS Mastering & Post, providing audio post solutions aimed primarily at independent record labels, filmmakers and studios with a limited budget, offering fast and cost effective services for a fair price.
A.P. also runs a small label called Ghost Sounds, and records music under a few different aliases, for example relapxych.0 and Skyscaper.
experimental,electroacoustic, IDM, glitch, ambient, drone
- Ten letters
- The sound between us
- Ten numbers
- How to disintegrate / 7 ways to kill a tree
- Feeling of Movement
He was born in Athens in 1980. His involvement with music and composition began in 1993. Since then, he has been dealing with the subject of sound in many ways, on the one hand as music and on the other hand scientifically.
He has participated in various projects and dealt with a number of musical types, mainly via collaborations, without neglecting the electronic sound. He also participated in the Greece mission to biennale (Venice) 2008. He has dealt with mastering of albums and acoustics of studios as well as high end places of stereo and multichannel audio systems. He has given lectures and participated in workshops on new ways of artistic expression, musical programs, new technologies of music composition and digital sound.
He has studied Physics at the University of Patras where in collaboration with the professor of the department of Mechanical Engineers Dimitris Skarlatos, he has published three papers on issues of acoustics. From September 2006 until today, he lives in Patras where has been doing a PhD with the professor of the department of Electrical Engineers Yannis Mourtzopoulos on the subject of "Control of closed places acoustics with adapted acoustic elements". He has specialised knowledge in programming for audio applications with finite element methods as well as methods of programming languages and signal processing.
Member of AES (Audio Engineering Society) Member of KSYME (Centre of Modern Musical Research) Member of ESSIM (Greek Society of Composers of Electroacoustic Music).
Collaborations: Alva Noto (Germany/Raster Noton), Murcof (Mexico/the Leaf records), Panacea (Germany/Ad Noiseam), John Mourjopoulos (Greece/Ano Kato Records), Funckarma (Holland/Delicatessen records,On records), Ollie Olsen (Australia/PsyHarmonics,Creative Space), Floros Floridis (Greece/Ano Kato Records), B. Fleischmann (Germany/morr music), Nikos Veliotis (Greece/Antifrost), Babis Papadopoulos (Greece/Puzzle music), Tania Gianouli (Greece/Triplebath), Vasilis Tzavaras (Greece/Triplebath), Sotiris Ntouvas (Greece), Gianis Notaras (Greece/Triplebath), Stamatis Dellaportas (Greece/Triplebath), George Palamiotis (Greece), Horchata (USA/ Ad Noiseam), Traject (Iceland/ Special Material), Hecq (Germany/Hymen Records,Metropolis), Mad EP (USA/ Ad Noiseam) , Wilt (USA/Ad Noiseam), Larvae (USA/Ad Noiseam), Snog (Australia/ Metropolis Records), Nam Shub Of Enki (Australia/Weird Music Society, Creative Space), Metropol (Spain/Hymen, Creative Space), Hecq (Germany/Hymen Records), Pleq (Poland/U cover), Lawrence English (Australia/Room40).
minimal, ambient, drone, dubby, techno
Sven Schienhammer grew up in the '80s. Producing and remixing electronic music since 1995 first using hardware tools such as Rolands MC 505 and a 303 with some efx tools.
Now the studio is hardware and software in symbiosis. Using some oldschool synths from the 70's & 80's for the love of the lo-fi feeling of those machines! The sounds are digitized thoughts and emotions.
Personal favourite styles in music include detroit and dubby electronics, deep house, dub, roots reggae, drones, ambient and some experimental stuff. He also releases music as Quantec and Monoaxial.
experimental, glitch, modern classical
Eleni Adamopoulou is a musician living in Athens. Started studying classical music at the age of 12, and continued as a piano & flute player.
She has participated in classical choirs as a singer, performed with a woodwind band for 2 years, explored the jazz music with different bands, played as a keyboardist in many alternative indie bands, and finished her studies as a music teacher.
Always fond of different rhythms and styles, she gathered all the sounds from different movements to create a sound collage and experiment with sounds that we rarely pay attention to.
Sounds from machines & objects, create a factory of rhythms, while noise samples are transformed into melodies. Her narration explores a world of non-existence. From 2007 till 2010 she has created 3 different solo music projects, under the names : Magnitophono, Manekinekod, and Giganta. Manekinekos are beckoning cats in Japan and are supposed to bring good luck to households and beckon guests to come in.
Her first release was in the compilation 4 women no cry, vol.3" by Monika enterprise label (Berlin). Following the release she toured with other women from the 4 women no cry" series in Germany & Poland. Participating in the Worldtronics" festival in Berlin, she improvised with 7 women from different countries.
Her album "Data" is coming out in October 2010, by Brigade music (Berlin), followed by a mini tour in Berlin.
Latvian born and bred oyaarss is the protagonist of the science fiction novel "Soothing Melodies for Decadent People". In this adventurous story he travels around the world and fights the evil hardcore daemons that are spreading depravity and lewdness amongst the populations. His main weapon is the mighty sword of Distortion that turns the daemons into a mass of concrete and steel. Only after spilling the holy water of wisdom on their lifeless heads the world is moderately saved. But for how long?
The novel features a stereo soundtrack, provided by the noble gladiators of Greece (Creative Space). Additional audio bits and pieces may also be found in the distant coasts of United Kingdom (3by3 Music) and Latvia (Sturm.lv).
experimental, electroacoustic, IDM, techno, ambient
Traject is the artist name of Icelander Gísli Þór Guðmundsson.
In 2004 he released a track called 'Laroche & Dolson' for UK label Ai Records on their Station LP (Compilation), this being his first official release soon followed by his debut album "Strengir Hrynja" on Swiss label Spezial Material.
The album was 6 tracks clocking in at about 40 min. running time and released as an LP despite its short length. Strengir Hrynja did well for itself, sweeping up great reviews in the electronic press.
In 2009 Gísli found home in creative space releasing his second album Birting.
experimental, video, spyweirdos
- Ten letters
- Ten numbers
Aris Michalopoulos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied Business Administration at the University of Pireaus.
His essential relation to creative photography begun in 1995. He is the founder of several aritistic teams such as Foz, Contre/akt, AKPI. In the early 00s he taught photography and cinema theory in KETHEA schools in Greece for ﬁve years.
He's also a visual artist, professional videographer, photographer, videoeditor and graphic designer. Approximately for seven years now he uses digital video as a means of expression. His technique is called moving paintings".
His work for creative space includes his collaborations with Spyweirdos on Ten numbers and Ten letters and his work for Neon's Morphee live performance.
experimental, jazz, reeds
- The sound between us
Floros Floridis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied Physics and got his diploma in Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki.
He then studied classical clarinet with the Romanian professor Konstantin Ugureanou and started being a professional musician in the 70s. From the beggining his main interest in music was improvisation, and that continues up to now. Since this is a tough task, he performed in a range that goes from a Symphony Orchestra to a wedding band.
In the early 90s he taught saxophon and theory in music and theater schools in Greece for five years; 2005 he did a 6 months-course for improvisation in the Music Department of Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki.
He became the artistic director of different musical events in festivals. And then,1983, he founded the Jazz and Improvised Music Festival of Thessaloniki, and directed it for nine years.
He has composed music for short films, documentaries, feature films, theater (mainly for director Roula Pateraki) and dance performances. Furthermore he has been painting and doing grafical work (covers for records, books, posters, etc.) since the 70s.
From 1981 on Floridis started his label j.n.d.records and after a break of 15 years restarted it as j.n.d. re-records. In the summer of 2008 organized the "Impro-days-hydra" event.
electroacoustic, glitch, modern, classical
Stavros Gasparatos was born in Patras in 1975. He studied classical and jazz guitar at the "Fillipos Nakas" music conservatory. He also has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Technological University of Patras; during his studies, he attended series of seminars on sound engineering and, since 2000, he owns studio123", a professional recording studio he designed himself.
In 1998 he founded with Alexandros Tsilfidis the music group gyro gyro" (See below for the bio of gyro gyro). Since 1997 Stavros Gasparatos has been working as a music composer, arranger, producer and sound engineer.
In 2006 as a member of the dance ensemble Amorphy.org he participated (as music composer and sound designer) in the E.U. program i-map (Integration of Media, Arts and Performance), working with: De Waag institute (Amsterdam), Interspace Media Center (Sofia), Interaktionslabor (Gotelsbork-Germany).
In June of 2009 he composed the music for the opening ceremony of the New Acropolis museum, directed by Athina Tsagari.
Nam Shub of Enki
dubstep, industrial, drill 'n bass, electro, techno, gabber
- Destroy everything
- In the valley of mood
The Nam-Shub Of Enki has been Producing, Performing & DJing electronic music in Australia since 1996. He began playing the outdoor party scene that was flourishing at the time and was one of the first producers to fuse new music styles like breakcore,wonky techno, industrial, dubstep, hardcore and jungle into the Australian underground scene.
His first album ('tHE nAM-sHUB oF eNKI's Conciousness Encoder') is considered an outdoor raving classic and fetches over 100EU on Discogs. His second album (Fuck Piece) is also revered as a seminal Australian Electronic release.
To this day his music is unclassifiable and remains on the cutting edge of australian underground electronica.
nAM-sHUB oF eNKI has released 4 albums, 4 12" EPs, countless compilation tracks under many pseudonyms on various European and Australian labels.
One pseudonym Mr K. ILL (kiki.ILL) Co-Produces Australian Sample Psychos MONSTER ZOKU ONSOMB! releasing 2 albums and 2 EPs. He has collaborated with Snog/Black Lung(Ant/Zen), The Berzerker (Earache), Texas Faggot, Nottkea Rotta (Fin-hop) and many others to create truely unique dance floor smashers.
His notorious live show has gained a formidable reputation and he has played almost every Australian Festival and Rave including Big Day Out, Livid, Earthcore and many warehouse and club events of many genres.
In the live context the nAM-sHUB rinses his trax out of shape with waves of bass being parted by splintering beats, dsp manipulation and screaming. He has toured Europe 3 times and has played along side a variety of the worlds best including Luke Vibert, The Panacea, Tipper, Vex'd, Richard Devine, Otto Von Schirach, The Orb and even Fat Boy Slim (yes really).
OpsiS was never born, though he makes music since 1536. He manipulates. He is ruthless. He is almighty and charming as the devil.
dubstep, industrial, electro
- The killer's playground
MATKA is Petr Rimsky, a musician born in totalitarian Czechoslovakia, where in his adolescence formed part of the underground scene being a member of hardcore punk bands.
After the fall of the communist regime he crosses the geographical and musical frontiers to explore western culture in USA, wherefrom he was expelled repeatedly until he finally finds his new base in Spain in the year 2000.
Here he begins to develop his most important musical project until now - Matka. His early works are mainly focused on the audio-visual creations, specially the common project with videoartist ID:Mora, where the subversive attitude of both artists is brought into next level thanks to the use of new technological tools.
Matka lives in a world of subbass, where the force and emotions take over all the protagonism and where the music exceeds its borders and is used rather as an emotional link. Thanks to the recent popularity of the genres such as dubstep, Matka found his place in a club scene. Last year he released his first EP " The Killers Playground " for Creative Space and is working on several projects destined to destroy the dancefloors and some neurotransmitters.
experimental, IDM, ambient
- How to disintegrate / 7 ways to kill a tree
experimental, IDM, industrial, metropol
experimental, IDM, techno, ambient, metronique
- Geometrias de silenzio
- Into the night / Night of the hunter
dubstep, electro, techno, acid, funckarma
- Non fiction
Cane is the techno alias of Funckarma, the audio output of Don and Roel Funcken.
From the moment they joined this world they felt the music, both in appreciation of the myriad worlds of past and present musicians and in the drive to create their own imprint. Drawing from a love of reggae, jazz, hip hop, dub and the new forms constantly evolving in the audio world they've found their own method to share in the design and evolution of this language.
From a wide range of collaborations to their prolific output - both as a team and now exploring their own solo projects - this site serves both as a hub for their entire catalog of work and a window into the future of their sound.
Ekelon is a prolific producer and sound engineer based in Athens Greece. He has been into the electronic music scene for over a decade with various guises and different, often very diverse, projects.
His involvement into to the dupstep scene originated in late 2007 after a chance meeting with british producer Headhunter which resulted in the creation of the collaboration track Timewarp. Timewarp soon became a dancefloor favourite and was later picked up by Mary Ann Hobes for her Evangelism compilation.
Following the success of Timewarp, Ekelon released his first Ep under the title Techrische in greek experimental label Creative Space. The complex textures of the Techrische beats and the hunting melodies established Ekelon as a leftfield experimentalist in electronic music that transcended the narrow boundaries of the dubstep genre.
His touch however with the dancefloor and party culture remained intact as proven by his third release. Holland's prestigious Tube 10 picked up on the hard pumping grooves of Evidence and presented it alongside the equally dancefloor driven Freezeland as a double sided 10" release in late 2009. The much acclaimed release became an instant favourite for many djs.
Following the success of Evidence, Ekelon's next release covered the middle ground between the experimental electronics of Techrische and the manic grooves of Evidence. The Asian Blades 12", was released by German label Police in Helicopters, is a hard hitting track with complex grooves, razor sharp cymbals and the trademark hunting melodies. This time the legendary Rob Smith is in charge of the b-side delivering his trademark sound on what was suitably named Bristol Blades.
Throughout the years Ekelon has remained a studio devotee. Unwilling to cash-in on cheep dj sets, he has appeared live on few, selected occasions and continues to consider live appearances as the only viable means to communicate with his audience.
Rip n Eiji
techno, jazz, lounge, rock, dub
- Tengu moon
- Into the night / Night of the hunter
dubstep, experimental, glitch
Naeked, aka John Cohen, 22 year old from brighton uk making electronic music, doesnt usually like to be pinned to one style, so always trying new things. but usually quite heavy, see also Deadfader.
- Don't give a shit
Threnody has been producing music on the dark outskirts of dubstep, breakstep and electronica since 2003.
Early tracks got a release on the dark dubstep super-label Rottun Recordings with Threnody's track 'Sound' being featured on the 2nd Rottun vinyl following a digital EP. This lead to further EPs being released on Urban Graffiti & Creative Space with remixes out on Yellow Machines, Combat Recordings & Furioso.
His tracks have picked up airplay on BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM, Rinse FM, Sub FM, Brap Fm, Dubstep FM & various other podcasts & pirates.
In 2009 Threnody formed the UK Trends label as an output for his various musical guises & pushing other new talent working outside the margins of the increasingly formulaic dubstep.
Threnody DJs weekly on the premier underground station Sub FM, a show he has been hosting since 2007 building up a loyal following and always reaching out to new listeners.
dubstep, drill 'n bass, electro, techno, nam shub of enki, gabber
- In the valley of mood
Alias for the Nam Shub of Enki.
experimental, electroacoustic, noise
- I am the server
Ollie Olsen has been producing innovative music in Australia for the past twenty-five years.
He began studying electronic music in the mid 70s under Felix Werder, a German composer living in Australia who had studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen. In the late 70's Ollie formed one of the first electronic bands, Whirlywirld, releasing a number of recordings on Missing Link Records. During the next ten years Ollie formed experimental outfits Hugo Klang and Orchestra of Skin and Bone, then the hard-core industrial techno band, NO.
In the 1980s Ollie was invited to be the music producer for the movie "Dogs In Space". He provided much of the soundtrack himself, including writing the hit song Rooms For The Memory for INXS front man, and the movie's star, Michael Hutchence. After a brief collaboration with U2 on the single New York, New York by Echo Homo, Ollie was approached by Michael Hutchence to produce an album with him. The result was the successful and critically acclaimed MAX Q which spawned the hits Way Of the World and Sometimes. Ollie also worked at this time with legendary American producer Todd Terry and UK producer/DJ Paul Oakenfold.
From the success of MAX Q came a major record company deal and Ollie formed the band Third Eye. The group made one critically acclaimed album of songs before Ollie decided to concentrate on instrumental electronic music.
Besides producing, Ollie also lectures on electronic music and continues to compose for film and television. Recent film and television credits include acclaimed feature film "Head On" from director Anna Kokkinos (which earned him an AFI nomination), "RAW FM" and "Eugenie Sandler" for ABC TV. He often collaborates on interactive projects with Troy Innocent and worked on the electronic component of Australian composer Richard Mills' new opera, "Batavia", which received high praise from critics and audiences alike.
PJ Geissinger aka Starkey is blessed with musical arrangement skill's that would leave most composers green faced with envy. This combined with his high production ethic makes him a formidable force not only in the underground but also as a super producer of the future. Starkey is yet another example of what the streets of Philadelphia can create, his sound hits hard and is littered with bass and colourful audio frequencies. If you like grime, dubstep, hip hop and all things "street bass" then Starkey's hard edged spaced out crunk is the sound for you.
Starkey was selected by Vex'd as one of seven new DJs for Radio 1's MARY ANNE HOBBS' low end special 'Generation Bass' and was the only non-UK DJ to be chosen. He was recently chosen to create a track in the space of 2 hours live on radio 1, the track received daytime radio play and was top of the reviews list across many channels.
Starkey is also co-owner of the Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey Record labels, a member of the Trouble & Bass Crew and works hardon releasing the freshest output from around the globe, this combined with his fortnightly radio show on Sub FM has positioned him as one of the tastemakers to emerge out of the bass heavy underground.
Recent remixes include Armand Van Helden, Gorilla Zoe, Uffie, Tempa T, Zomby, Inner Party System, The Constellations, Kano and The Foals to name a few!! With production on the cards/ pitched for Missy Elliot, MIA, Britney Spears, Fatima, Dizzee and more…
Move over Timbaland, Dre and Swizz beats, the future is set to be bright for Starkey!!