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‘The Plan’ A Tribute to Mak – Preorder now!

‘The Plan’ A Tribute to Mak – Preorder now!

I am thrilled to announce that the compilation made in Mak’s memory and in which I have contributed, is now available to preorder on Bandcamp!
Mak was one of those special people who though humbly stayed largely in the background, his life’s work affected many. Founder of the legendary and one-of-a-kind venue Electrowerkz and of the seminal goth-post punk-industrial party Slimelight (Official), he provided a space for many of us to find family, friends and community when the rest of the world often cringed in our presence.
When I first came to London, Slimelight was the first party I went to and where I met not only some of my closest friends, like TiGoX, who now is my partner at Conscious Expansion, but also Gabriel, the man with whom I came to share 21 years of my life – and counting. It later became the home of my dearest friend’s Choronzon baby Kaos. and even of our own party Papa Loko. How many unforgettable nights have we spent in this space and how accommodating, generous and helpful Mak has always been!
I am deeply honoured to offer a track for this compilation, a new mix of a Coil song I did a while ago with David Michael Tibet, an artist I admire beyond words and whose band Current 93 has been a major influence in my life since an adolescent boy and with which I had the joy to play live.
This compilation has been curated lovingly by my friend and Slimelight DJ Francesca Mendola and all proceeds will go towards keeping Electrowerkz alive and kicking and to Mak’s family. Other artists include Jo Quail, Orphx, Years of Denial, LAW 334 feat Choronzon, Mechanical Cabaret and the amazingly talented Julia A Katarina with whom we used to perform Schubert together many years ago!
The compilation, which is in 4 volumes and includes music from a variety of genres, will be released on Friday 2 July. There is also a limited edition USB stick with all 4 volumes limited to 101 copies – found on Merch page on Bandcamp.
Limited edition Baudelaire book with compilation is out!

Limited edition Baudelaire book with compilation is out!

The beautifully designed limited edition Baudelaire book ‘Little Poems in Prose’ with the accompanying double CD, in which I have contributed, is now available to order from the shops below!
The double CD includes musical interpretations of the poems by a number of Greek experimental artists. All proceedings of this release are going towards helping LGBTQI + refugees in Greece and beyond.
Καθένα και μια Χίμαιρα (Compilation)

Καθένα και μια Χίμαιρα (Compilation)

Happy to announce that the album compilation in which several experimental Greek artists, me included, have set to music Charles Baudelaire‘s book ‘Little Poems in Prose’ (Μικρά Ποιήματα σε Πεζό) is out today on Bandcamp! The super- limited edition book of 100 with the double CD of the compilation will come out on June 21st.

All digital and book/cd proceeds will go to the Emantes group, which actively supports LGBTQI+ refugees in Greece and beyond.

You can listen, support & download the compilation here
Cover art is by Oscar Maio and spiral by Afroditi Krontiri.
Stavros Xarhakos – Ena Proino (Othon Edit)

Stavros Xarhakos – Ena Proino (Othon Edit)

There are some songs that unconsciously become part of one’s musical DNA.. songs that accompany one’s childhood. This is one of them. I was a melancholy kid that loved melancholy music and this old Greek song from an old Greek film always struck a chord.
I love creating edits & remixes of tracks that though don’t fit in with many of today’s dance music conventions, I can still play them in my sets in these unique magical moments when it feels right. This edit is one of them and a little solstice & Xmas gift to you. Post a comment on the track on Soundcloud & let me know if you want me to send you directly the track in .wav or 320mp3 format ✨
Temporary

Temporary

Pre-save & pre-order now Pre-save::: I am psyched to share with you the news of my new single release ‘Temporary’ on Conscious Expansion.

This is a piano song I recorded at home during the lockdown, which echoes the nostalgia I sense many of us will feel once those beautiful days of being-ness, stillness and, in some ways, togetherness are gone. As the ever-changing nature of life causes us an array of emotions, it is up to us to constantly remind ourselves of the impermanence of all things and learn to master even-mindedness; the only sure way to be ever present in spirit and savour every flitting moment in this transitory life 🦋 Please hit pre-save on Spotify (or your preferred platform) and at the same time help with the visibility of this release 🙏

Cover photo by Tamas Dezsö Namaskar 💜

Live set for the Queer Archive in Athens

Live set for the Queer Archive in Athens

T O N I G H T! Looking forward play at the LOCK DOWN DISCO 3 organised by The queer archive in Athens! I will be live for an hour on The Queer Archive insta page at midnight Greek time and 10pm UK time https://www.instagram.com/thequeerarchive

Please connect your phone to more decent speakers to allow the music work through your body, mind & soul, To join the dance with others (silently) you will need to join zoom here https://zoom.us/j/599043753. Meeting ID is 599-043-753