Progrezo Records' fourteenth installment in the Collector series, comes from the largest capital city of Greece, Athens.
Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.
Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece and it is rated as an Alpha world city. In 2008, Athens was ranked the world's 32nd richest city by purchasing power and the 25th most expensive in a UBS study.
The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, widely considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of remaining Ottoman monuments projecting the city's long history across the centuries.
Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics. Athens is home to a long list of well known electronic music producers and enthusiasts, becoming in one of the Meditarranean' most interesting places to visit. It night-life goes from side to side including the top citiy of Thessaloniki and Mikonos island.
Nowadays Greece meets a wide variety of cultures and visitors not only by its architectural and cultural environment, but for the country's strategic location, being point of development in the Mediterranean.
Greece has wrote its own story within the finest electronic music, featuring some of the world' talented artists the likes of Stelius Vassiloudis known as Stel (already featured on different record labels including John Digweed's imprint Bedrock), John Dalagelis (already featured on different record labels including Dave Seaman's imprint Audiotherapty), both label honchos's of Dieb Audio supported by Progrezo Records.
Progrezo Records' 07 installment in the Collector series comes from the cosmopolitan metropolis, Athens, considered one of the world's oldest cities and an important mecca to world civilization, Athens brings together a lot of electronic music lovers and producers including Drana, Sergio Brunno, George Absent and Valano among others.
Classy tech house beats, mad voices, infected bass-lines and groovy rhythms are part of the artillery that these high quality producers reveals. Music stuff aimed straight to the dance floor, any and every DJ set !!
Next stops from Berlin and Moscow. Stay tuned !!