Giorgos Gatzigristos

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Giorgos Gatzigristos was born in 1979 and lives in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, all his life. As a child he got enthralled by the analogue sounds of Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre, which his father sort of pushed on him. Their sounds and compositions got him interested in the way these artists created their music and the vision they had about electronic music in general. A computer and a life changing experience in the famous Dutch club; Doornroosje, got him into producing electronic dance music. First he used hardware based equipment but now he can put more energy in his music using a fully digital, sample free production environment.
Today, there are endless possibilities with the power of computers, yet all off these possibilities are useless without proper control. Indeed, it is important to control, but it should never be your goal to control, only because you can. You should control because you have to. Giorgos tries to put many influences in his music always building on older influences and yet, always trying to walk new paths. All his music is created in a spontaneous way; never does he submits himself to the patterns of being fashionable. When starting on the construction of a music piece, he never thinks to much about what it should become because, in thinking about the pieces destination, you are already limiting yourself in how to reach that destination. On June the 2nd of 2004, Giorgos first record was released on the Dutch label of Darko Esser and Ger Laning (DJ LL): Wolfskuil Records. It was a split release with his mate, Piet van Dongen, and was the first step in producing music for the public. In the meantime, Giorgos has released three EPs on Kompakt's K2 Records and did a very personal split EP on Manual Music - home of his current agency. After more release on Channels Records and Wolfskuil Records, he started doing his first remixes for labels. He got his Master of Science degree in Organizational Science in 2008 but is still heavily active in music and releases on Manual Music, Kompakt and Wolfskuil Records. He also performs for some time now as a DJ and, since last year, Giorgos is also performing as a Live PA.

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