Sat Jul 16 2016
Alt Grounds Fest 2016 – Pre Party at the LAB,
Avissinias sq. 10, Monastiraki
Date time: 21:00
Entrance: 5 euros without drinks
ALT GROUNDS FEST 2016 – PRE PARTY AT THE LAB
It’s not only about music. It’s about people, vibes and feelings.
Get in touch with the real underground.
Enter Alt Grounds.
A pre-party to give you a showcase of what’s coming on ALT-Grounds Fest 2016.
[special treatment and discounts at the fest if you join the celebration from the pre-party]
Enter a place with three Underground and Alternative Floors :
• A dance basement. (Music Stage)
• An art exhibition floor. (Chill area & Activities)
• A chill out roof garden (open air terrance).
[opposite to Loukoumi bar]
A party that hugs all the different kinds of underground electronic music. From tech house to deep tech to pure techno.
• George Apergis, (Modular Expansion, EMEX)
• Nick Devon, (Steyoyoke)
• Always Late, (Playground, Lemon-Aid, Reset)
• Reign of Time, (Alt-Grounds)
• Aris Von, (Dancing In)
[scroll down for artists’ bios]
A party full of art and love.
• Live free body painting, Glitter and Glow themes by Irene Kiki.
• Painting & tattoo exhibition.
• A chill out area for chatting, socializing and meeting new people.
• Supported by Sonke.
◊ Remember, we’re starting this at 9 pm.
After all what’s better than an Athenian sunset with perfect view of the Parthenon, accompanied by good tunes and good vibes?
We’ll spend the whole night talking, dancing and loving.
Sunset to sunrise.
◊ Artists’ Bios:
• George Apergis (https://soundcloud.com/george-apergis):
George Apergis is an established techno DJ, with a career of more than 20 years. He is a member of analog techno group EMEX and the founder of Modular Expansion & Modulation Εvents.
His 12’’ releases “Quelle” and “Ekhowax”, were highly successful and have been supported from worldwide artists like Juan Atkins, Laurent Garnier, Josh Wink, Marcel Dettmann, Nina Kraviz, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Ben Sims, The Advent and Tommy Four Seven to name but a few. George Apergis music has been remixed by international artists like Truncate, Zadig, Dave Tarrida, Johannes Volk, NX1 and Lee Holman. His latest project is the techno live act EMEX (alongside Alex Retsis, co-owner of Modular Expansion) whose debut vinyl got immense support from artists like Rødhåd, Drumcell, Developer, Jonas Kopp, Bas Mooy, Pfirter and many others. The EMEX debut release’s success resulted in a live performance at the legendary Berghain club in Berlin. Apergis is also active in a “VS” side-project with Alex Retsis, and together they have released several tracks on Modular Expansion and other international labels.
Since 2013, Apergis curates the “Modular Expansion Podcast” series that features a premier list of international artists and received widespread recognition.
He is DJ-ing exclusively with vinyl and has performed in events alongside Adam Beyer, Terence Fixmer, Truncate, Ø [Phase], Drumcell, Shifted, Psyk, dj Rolando, dj Bone, Alan Oldham, Dj Pete, Alexander Kowalski, Carl Cox, Funk D Void and many others. George Apergis has also performed in many clubs in Europe, such as the legendary old Tresor in 2002 and the new Tresor in 2014, and the list includes also clubs like Suicide Circus, Plak, Scandale in Berlin, Moog and Macarena in Barcelona, Luzztro in Warsaw, a tour in Moscow and the most prestigious clubs & festivals in Greece.
• Nick Devon (http://www.soundcloud.com/nick-devon):
Nick Devon, aka Nikos Chrysoulakis, is an Athens based DJ/producer whose involvement with electronic music has spanned more than two decades. His musical journey commenced at 16, when he started experimenting with toy pianos and pretty much anything that could produce notes. Before long he was playing his father’s vinyls and from here, quickly advanced to DJing and producing.
Initially producing drum & bass as well as trance, he later transitioned his sound, gravitating more towards electronica and techno. Hence his ability to unite a plethora of elements and genres throughout his current productions. His dark trippy melodic sounds are distinctive, forged through a combination of digital, analogue and physical instruments sourced within in his own studio. This admirable skill has earned him much respect from numerous high profile artists worldwide. As a former vinyl DJ, Nick is also an avid record collector and to this day, spins plenty of old and new records. He enjoys embellishing his vinyl love by including them in his gigs and sets where ever possible.
It was 2010 when he officially launched his solo project and from this point forward, Nick started producing sounds and music that shook the dance floor, yet bestowed captivating melodies and emotional soundscapes, allowing people to create their own story within his productions. Ever since then, Nick’s career swiftly evolved and 2015 was his most successful year to date with two huge EP’s titled “The Poem” and “Cosmos”. His remix on Innellea – Colante quickly followed in 2016 and with all three EP’s released on Steyoyoke Recordings, it clearly affirmed just why he is considered a core member of this Berlin based collective. His tracks have been remixed by the likes of Kellerkind, Rolland Appel and Cid Inc and with an ever growing fan base, his music is regularly played and supported by some of the biggest DJs around the globe. Throughout his career, Nick has released originals and produced remixes on a number of labels such as, iRecords, Union Jack, 3AM, Blindfold Recordings, Us & Them, Steyoyoke and Inside Out Records. It’s only the start of 2016 and with a string of upcoming releases to look forward to, Nick Devon certainly has some exciting things on the horizon.
• Always Late (https://soundcloud.com/user-710173353):
Always Late is the stage vehicle of Panos Mavrakis and Artemis Balasakis, for years a musical duo and friends from a very early age. With a deep, dub, tech and techno house sound they have played in major dance venues in Athens such as Luv, Danza, Barouge, Astron bar, Mamacas, Animal, Playgound the club, Terazza, Skull Bar, Sub, Dive, Under and more.. While playing alongside the best greek Djs and producers, Always Late have an impressive record of playing with major international Djs such as Len Faki, Pan-Pot, Marco Faraone, Livio & Roby, Neverdogs, Miguel Bastida, Dennis Cruz, Matt Sassari, Metodi Hristov, Christian Smith, Uner, Artslaves, Subb-An, Re-UP, Rub a Dub, Franz Costa, wAFF, Luca Bacchetti, Oscar L, Hollen, Marc Romboy, Danny Serrano, Ilario Liburni, Outway, Son Kite (Minilogue), Martin Eyerer, Gianni Firimaio, Andre Buljat and Raffaele Rizzi. Being residents at the Playground team that has transformed the Athens clubbing scene, they have also played in successful festivals such as Future Beats and Dreamland. In collaboration with John Tsamis and Steve Sai, they organised a very interesting music project, the Reset Project Athens and set up successful parties with some of the best international Djs.. After their much awaited first track release coming up in February at Lemon Aid Music more of their music productions will follow ready to blow minds. Always Late make a promise to leave no dance floor indifferent!
• Reign Of Time (https://soundcloud.com/reign-of-time):
The masterminds behind the Alt-Grounds project.The young duo Dimitri and Steve ,also known as Reign of Time, were born in Athens in 1995. Their first touch with a DJ controller was in such an early age as 13 and they’ve been producing since 2011. Spending their summers in Mykonos and winters in Berlin they fell in love with techno at its best.
• Aris Von (https://soundcloud.com/arisvon):
Aris Von makes a strong entrance in 2016. His style has transformed and settled in the realm of the electronic music scene as a housey techno, comprised of heavy bass lines, hard emotion evoking melodies with pianos and other instruments, but also well timed vocals.
‘I always enrich my sets with classic house vinyl tracks as well as 90’s and 2000’s techno but also new releases that I select which always have a special place’ he admits, adding that what he wants above all is to create that vibe where everybody is excited by the music and screams and shouts, whether it’s a massive build up or a hard kick drop.
‘I update my music library daily following the latest releases and never hesitate to keep the tracks I like. My secret passion when playing is the intro. I always try to draw attention to my set from the very start, evoking emotion, like every set I play is the best set of my life and the best the listener has ever heard’.
When it comes to the intro, his selections range from heavy basses to melodies and trip hop. Like Carl Cox said he quotes, ‘It doesn’t matter if it’s techno, tech house, minimal or whatever other genre as long as it’s good music, that’s exactly what I try to do’.
Early 2016 finds Aris Von in the studio finalizing new tracks for upcoming releases. So be ready for a fresh set of tracks touching all ranges of techno or house music!