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Mihalis Safras (Material Series labelowner) is one of the most accredited DJ/producers worldwide and without doubt
the top greek techno/minimal producer. (DJ MAG 245) Mihalis has built up a massive following with his DJ sets and
production work throughout his career and has already started making waves on the international techno circuit. He is concidered to be as one of the most productive producers in techno.
Born in Athens, he started experimenting with music at the age of 12, when he studied the piano. He quickly became interested in electronic music and started using new music technology to create his own tracks. Initiated early into the restless music scene of the end of the 90s, Mihalis’ career started in 1997 when he landed a residency at Berlin Club, one of Greece’s most notorious venues. During that period, he had been mainly mixing house but by the end of the decade, had changed his style to techno and techouse. In 2000 Mihalis started experimenting with the harder side of the dance scene and introduced Greek clubbers to the techno sounds of Detroit’s percussive rhythms. His first major gig was at the well-known SolaLuna Festival, where he was on the bill next to world’s
biggest names in techno. This appearance led to countless residencies at all major Greek clubs including Venue, Mad, Danza, Miroir, Luv and many more. Soon he landed the headlining slot at the legendary club, Umatic (Plusmatic) where he built a huge fan base that led to his nomination as best Greek techno DJ in 2005 by Klik Magazine.
A significant experience as a DJ provided him with a solid technical background and knowledge that will enrich his future musical production. As a producer, Mihalis Safras is a prolific artist who continues to develop his sound that he describes as 'techno combining the hard and funky edges of the groovy minimal'. Releasing his tunes on 'monster' labels such as Trapez, Great Stuff, Harthouse, Zenit and many other well-known labels. Mihalis reaches international awareness and his tracks appear in the charts of the biggest DJs like Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos and many more.
His astonishing discography, which gained him innumerable appearances in many international DJs showcases and his friendship with the ''UK master'' Mark Broom, lead in 2006 to the birth of his own label Material Series.
A smooth label built on the idea of releasing groovy club tunes with material names, all in coloured 12' vinyl. Material Series presents not only Mihalis' ideas on techno but also famous respected artists that included on Material roster. Also in mid of 2007 Material's 'sister' label, Playmobil Series, was born to embrace techno scene's melodic lovers.
Amomg others, Mihalis is also works as mastering engineer for some label and feel free to ask for the price listing: email@example.com.
Currently Mihalis Safras is considered key-roster artist of Traum Schallplatten Labels and he is focused in composing his second personal album (double LP/ CD) that will be released this winter. Also some huge remixes
he did for Britney Spears and Ali Dubfire will be released later this year. Traveling around the world
(but not Greece after his own decision), Mihalis performs and spreads his tricky brilliant sound and becomes a milestone of the international techno scene. By the end of each day you will find one word in his mouth: 'Am I burned out of music yet?'. Expect much from Mihalis in 2008!
- article by Lizz Goss (Tweak Entertainment)