July Picks: our artists crushes of the month! Xenia Beliayeva & Thodoris Triantafillou
This month we’ve decided to showcase three artists who have really stood out to us recently.
We’ve had a cheeky look into their pasts and at what has kept them inspired and motivated in making music, and found that these guys are real masters of the craft.
we are proud to be featuring Xenia Beliayeva & Thodoris Triantafillou.
(Melodic House & Techno, Techno, Electro)X
Xenia Beliayeva had a fascinating start in the underground music industry. She saw her first few years through by freelancing for labels like Playhouse, Manual Music Klang Elektronik, Einmusika Recordings or Mute Records and even Ladomat. This enabled her to get a first hand glance into the infrastructures of a producing artist’s career. This only strengthened her passion for music, it was during that time she also launched and managed her own music label Lone Records.
From here on out Xenia catapulted from being behind to scenes to being centre stage. Beginning her career with a DJ set format but then rapidly developed her own live set which got her noticed on the global music scene. You’ll now often find her fronting the stage with her unique vocal style and enchanting presence whilst her long-term partner André Winter takes care of the technical aspects. Taking her music from a regular DJ set to a full live performance set has unleashed a new style of music and sound from Xenia, whereas her older sound was devoted to the electronic club scene, her more recent work finds her digging deeper to a much darker side of music, exploring the depths of Synth-Pop, Goth-Like music and Non-Mainstream Pop.
(Techno, Afro House, Melodic House & Techno)
Thodoris Triantafillou hails from the Greek capital of Athens and is best known for his energetic tracks which decipher across a range of electronic music formats and illustrate a number of influences by some of the industry’s heavyweights. Each track represents a different corner of the music sphere, representing a different time or philosophy to Thodoris, always pushing his sound and the technicality behind his music. From Tech House to Afro House, Deep Tech and further afield, you will never know where your ears are being led to.
This impressive take on producing music rapidly landed him on big record labels such as ATLANT and Souvenir. And it didn’t stop there, one milestone after another he championed every stage of becoming a well known DJ and producer. His music has not only morphed and advanced the electronic music scene in Greece but has also had strong ripple effects throughout Europe. He now adorns some of the continent’s most notorious nightlife spots and festival hideouts with his masterful pieces of music which are nothing sort of being true musical masterpieces.
So there you have it, a peak into some of our favorite artists picks this month. We’re sure you’ll agree that this music pioneers have ever-changing career paths, their music keeps evolving so they are definitely ones to keep an eye on in the future! We’ll have some more music and artists for you soon but in the meantime have a listen and comment below with your thoughts, we’d love to know what you think!