after a brief time away from releasing music in 2017 to refresh his ears, essential house artist argy is back with a bang in 2018, as this debut ep on play it say it proves. greek dj and producer argy has been a prolific talent over the last decade plus, releasing a variety of sounds under a number of different aliases. his given name has always been reserved for house and techno, which is classically informed but always infused with the sound of the future. it’s come on key labels like bedrock, bpitch, ibadan, and most recently the martinez brothers’ cuttin’ headz imprint, and has spawned four fantastic full lengths. those releases, along with his storytelling dj sets, have made the these days label boss a much loved and ever-present part of the global underground scene. the excellent title track the way of kings opens up the ep with seven standout minutes of surging house. slick, powerful kicks drive it along as expertly crafted synths bring real drama and tension up top. it’s a tasteful bit of hi-tech soul for the peak of the night and is as essential as the title suggests. switching up the mood is the vibrant los animales, which has a busier, afro tinged groove and tribal percussive energy. lithe synths dart about to add dynamism and movement as vocal chants get you on your toes and the whole thing is sure to make a huge impact in the club. last of all, move like a panther featuring the new yorker in berlin, elbee bad, shows another side to argy. it’s a perfectly raw house cut with plenty of jacking chicago spirit. the drums hit hard, the synths are trippy and the snares force you to move. add in a dark bassline and spoken word mantras and you have a real piece of explosive club dynamite. these are three typically inventive and well-executed tracks from argy that are stuffed with original ideas.
ALARM THE SOUND 2017 (ARGY, TIEFSCHWARZ, FRANCESCO BONORA REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL25.08.17
terrence parker is back on abstract theory with the new remixes from this previous hit alarm the sound who was sold out last year. the remix package features nothing less than the amazing argy (cocoon) and the german duo tiefschwarz, who provided a wonderful version for their 20 year anniversary. the pack including also a techno reinterpretation from francesco bonora & marcello arletti. definetely a monster package
the cocoon recordings very own inhouse compilation series dots and pearls is back once again and takes us on a tour to the expected sounds of the upcoming spring season. frankfurt based christian burkhardt starts the selection of four exclusive and previously unreleased tracks. his -karambolage- breathes spring air and creates an early summer feeling par excellence. this tune will even turn gray and rainy april weather into bright sunlight. on spot with playful and positive harmonies and a very subtle 80 s synthie-pop flavour. this one here definitely makes us want more! next in line is argy, one of our most long standing cocoon recordings artists. his -how late it was, how late- has an undeniable 80s retro charm, too however it follows a completely different direction than burkhardts -karambolage-. this one refers strongly to an early 80s acid sound and reminds us of great productions such as -on and on- by jesse saunders. we cannot tell how far argy s reminiscences goes back but for the ones who know: -how late it was, how late- will bring you back to the great times of labels like rams horn and their rational youth s -dancing on the berlin- wall. brave and surprising at the same time and above all: -übercool-! with -baroon- by markus fix follows another acid track - however, this one has a far more epic flavour full of warm analogue strings and based on a hypnotic arrangement. fix -baroon- is defintely less retro than argys and burkhardts contributions - a deep tech house gem made for the first sunrises of the upcoming allnighter open airs. with -euphrasia- jim jules accelerates slightly but goes also deeper at the same time. his production follows the cinematic mood of markus fix but paints a darker picture. this one takes us on an intensive musical journey. deep, slightly gloomy and extremely hypnotic, -euphrasia- is almost captivating and bewitching and a perfect conclusion for this highly diversified fourtracker.
argy s these days label is an occasional treat in the world of stripped down tech house, and it makes its first appearance for 2016 with a selection of club-ready remixes from the label boss, tackling various productions from german techno mainstay paul brtschitsch. the -floor adaptation- of -green- heads into subterranean pastures, albeit with a powerful beat propelling it, and -eternal aspects- maintains that underground mood with a warmer synth repertoire. on the more flamboyant b-side, -squeezed- takes on a wild old-skool quality perfect for more fiery moments on the floor before -subbass- continues the jacking theme in fine style.
the swedish label is back with a three tracker valvet studios production, featuring per hammars sound of dusty dub house. dixies dubb is a straight forward and warm cut with a good amount of chamber-sounding ingredients. argys take on the track is a timeless piece of dubby, stripped and sparkling techno. just as obvious as it is venturous. as the last track on the flip, we find severnaja, that takes us on a mission over an icy surface. the travelling bassline and overheated drums in symbiosis with the melody brings the listener to uninhabited places.
SMILING THROUGH WIDE EYES (ARGY, KARLOVAK REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK10.05.16
jozef k & winter son are a formidable force. ‘smiling through wide eyes’ on skint records emphasizes their capabilities. remix duty has been handed to swedish duo mr tophat & art alfie and berlin based argy.
• club support from dubfire, steve mac, laurent garnier, nic fanciulli, claude von stroke, vanilla ace, joseph capriati, catz n dogz + more. • press: clash mix,thump premiere, mixmag review, dj mag review, blow up review, red bull editorial • limited to 300 copies and hand stamped by josef k & winter son
DOMINONATION PT.2 W/ ALAN FITZPATRICK & JUNE REMIXES
12" Vinyl UK09.10.15
special vinyl only edition of the second part of the dominonation remixes, this time by techno man of the moment alan fitzpatrick and enigmatic acid comes in transparent red vinyl, dipped in nostalgia and memories of stellar house personality june.
poker flat recordings has been dealing out underground house music with a unique twist since 1999, from the defining debut loverboy through the bugnology series, acclaimed albums and worldwide club hits, steve bug’s essential imprint has unearthed new talent, developed rising stars and welcomed veterans into the fold. steve bug’s reputation as an exceptionally gifted dj, producer and music connoisseur is about to carry the beloved imprint to its 15th anniversary, which will be celebrated with its finest collection of raw talent yet, starting with this first instalment of the anniversary series called four jacks.
poker flat recordings has been dealing out underground house music with a unique twist since 1999, from the defining debut loverboy through the bugnology series, acclaimed albums and worldwide club hits, steve bugs essential imprint has unearthed new talent, developed rising stars and welcomed veterans into the fold.
wenn es um musikalische gemeinschaftsprojekte in der elektronischen untergrund-szene geht, können argy & mama mit ihrem jeweiligen hintergrund definitiv als paradebeispiel bezeichnet werden. beide mitglieder haben eine für sich besondere geschichte, wofür allein schon die weitreichenden und namhaften credits sprechen.
its only early july, but 2013 has already proven to be a landmark year for production/dj duo deepa & biri. with a couple of their tracks being released on transmat records and appearing on derrick mays mix compilations on the one hand, while on the other, getting signed to dj hells international dj gigolo records, where they released a single in april and have a full album forthcoming mid-september it seems that all corners of the techno diaspora are ready to catch up on their sound.
ITS TIME / HANGING BY A THREAD (ULTRASONE,ARGY REMIX)
12" Vinyl D07.03.13
jordan peak was one of the break-out artists in the air london family in 2012 and, with our first record of 2013, we bring his debut release on the label. the a1 its time is a trademark peak party starter and comes armed with tempting reworks from fresh belgian newcomers ultrasone as well as a dub from cadenzas argy.
these days records presents the latest argy dance-floor compositions. after a thrilling array of high profile remixes in 2012 ranging from osunlades envision for defected to material for shlomi abers be as one imprint, its time for the artists return to his own imprint with 3 original tracks characterized by the cross-over house music soundscapes that argy is well known for. the ep includes a special collaboration with the parisian dj/producer amnaye.
for its 35th release, be as one continues to keep its unique trademark sound, and this time the israeli imprint has looked in its own backyard to find the goods. magit cacoon, dj and producer, tel aviv born and berlin resident, and popsled, israeli duo composed of guy astrogano and niv konforty land on be as one with higher point, which brings a classic house mood on the dance floor, with its very hypnotic vocal, the big bassline and driving groove. greek house star argy is an apt remixer for this type of track and indeed, no surprise he delivers a storming remix that again hints a lot to the classic sounds of house and techno. detroit legend rolando closes the package with his techno takes on the tune, a rather hypnotic version, bass infected and driven by rolandos trademark drums patterns.
coming up on claap we welcome a new name on the label.bodj is an upcoming producer from athens (gr).a fresh face in the scene, bodj has already had a couple of releases under his belt and caused some serious heat with his blisters ep back in 2010!every day is an easy and very classy house cut. quite emotive with flowing rhythm patterns,it is an ode to every day lovin!on the remix duties,these days afficionado and man of the moment argy takes the track into a sweatier territory with his nyc dub mix.while, the love mix explores a more romantic side of the original track.label head gummihz rounds up the package with a bubbly night fever mix.a filtered disco house take,reminiscent of french house in the late 90s.top tip!
for the labels 14th release, memento welcomes the collaboration of italys finest house enthusiasts pastaboys, who bring their love of dance musics black roots and afro-american soul sounds, combined with an exquisite european-influenced sense of rhythm and melodies.>tresca< evolves around a sweet italo-disco bass that sends the listener back to the 70s: a soundtrack to a sleazy underground movie, with nightmare-ish synth chords in the background.strong claps and percussion build the tension up to a donna summer-esque break, leading the track to an anthemic climax ready to shake the asses of all the party people out there.
*** decks tipp *** osunlade mixes !!! upon ourselves, the first single off argys critically acclaimed fundamentals album, has been immortalized with 2 exemplary remixes from no other than osunlade. the stripped mix speaks for itself. a heavy pumping relentless groove layered with simple yet sophisticated percussion and synth lines. bajka sums it up with her sumptuous vocal expressions. the yoruba soul mix stays true to the traditional movements of osunlades musical finesse. that leaves one in a state of breathless euphoria. the path is clear, the journey continues
as the story goes ame & dixon heard osunlade play envision out in america, were completely bowled over by it, rushed the dj booth and immediately asked to remix and release it. they did and it turned out to be quite possibly the biggest record of 2011. to coincide with the release of the osunlade in the house compilation defected have re-released the record with brand new remixes ensuring that this summer will be once again dominated by the vocal sounds of envision. argys vocal and dub take things into classic mid 90s new york-esque territory, garage sounding bass line, looped vocal intro… if you didnt know any better youd be forgiven for thinking that was from the hand of a certain mark kinchen
these days is proud to announce the signing of the mysterious venezuela-born, 20 year-old artist moony me, currently living in munich. his disco-influenced pop-house track filled the label’s office with so much love that we couldnt resist giving it a proper release and at the best possible moment for the spring-time.on the remix duties, label owner and house music protagonist argy crafted a much heavier and u.k.rave inspired dance-floor destroyer that is applicable to almost every moment of the night and anywhere in the world.for those who are into more new-school balearic atmospheres combined with old school new york style bass-lines, quell delivered a remix which once played at the right time, may change peoples lives.it changed ours.
nice price deal !!! up to this point, diogo accioly and diego mouras partnership as talking props has taken off and reached the heights of international acknowledgment almost effortlessly. acclaimed not only by their peers, somewhat denoted by the fruitful joint ventures they managed to forge which renowned names such as vincenzo, argy, but also peer whose attention they managed to grab, labels reputed as bastions of quality music such as suara and dessous. quite predictably, it seems that in the case of this release on the d-edge records, the label sprung from the club where they hold their long-lasting residency on thursdays, they made some of their best efforts to date, releasing two deliciously infectious numbers.
nachdem der in berlin lebende grieche argy in diesem jahr unter dem projektnamen zodiac free arts club tief in kosmische kraut-welten eingetaucht ist, bleibt er dem münchner label permanent vacation nun treu. auf der >reminiscence ep< erinnert sich der sonst auf labels wie poker flat oder versatile aktive produzent an die aufbruchstimmung der späten 80er und frühen 90er-jahre. >wish you were here< und >tari tari< klingen so, als wären sie der plattenkiste der ibiza-legende alfredo entnommen worden
argy teams up with dj said and label boss jerome sydenham for his first solo 12 inch on ibadan. fresh off the heals of the exceptional collaboration from sandwell district man, function, and ibadan head honcho, jerome sydenham, the label turns its eyes right back to where the action is happening: the dance floor. here to help keep the party going is greeces quality house music ambassador, argy. when it comes to concocting hefty house beats, argy is no slouch. on, >thick and thin< he does just that, while wrapping them up in a blanket of comforting pads that will have you hugging yourself with closed eyes and swaying side to side
2009 was a great year for these days records, and 2010 promises to be even better. the platform stood out for its innovative yet functional club sound and unique artwork concepts. the new year begins with a new split series under the name universal consciousness, based on the idea of connection between all things, and that all things have been coordinated, and they combine to make up the same universe. the first part is dedicated to two very different takes on spiritual, cosmic space techno. on the a-side argys >sometimes im blind< generates a long and uplifting emotional climax, which features a solo that will forever stay in your heart. the track was recorded at the end of 2008, and despite numerous offers to release the record elsewhere, nothing was finalised and the recording never saw the light of day. soon after the birth of his own label, it naturally fit the platform and seemed a perfect way to start the new year. on the flip side, sheffield born alexander ross, brings forth a cavernous techno piece awash with reverberation and spacial echos that brings a driving yet non the less emotionally captivating moment perfectly in balance with the depth of the a-side.
pressed on a limited amount of copies, >day two< is the second release from these days records. featuring tracks from argy & the martinez brothers and dj duke, this ep is a tribute to the new york disco movement of the 70s and 80s. this bold and soulful package rounds up with a trademark dubbed out remix from the widely respected beat pharmacy. when placed together the records of the trilogy series will complete a puzzle revealing a connective artwork across the three sleeves
these days was founded in january 2009 by argy as a platform on which to present his own more personal material and the work of artists, both new and old, that fit his vision of contemporary, soulful club music
stunning debut-album by argy: six new, exclusive collaborations with solomun, the mole, sydenham, dj gregory, maral and bayoga. supported by loco dice, hell, m.a.n.d.y., steve bug, magda, miss kittin, agoria, gummihz, d julz, josh wink, will saul, charles webster, giles smith, jeff samuel, jamie jones, james flavour, karotte etc ...
argyris theofilis, aka argy, is one the brightest rising stars in modern dance music. born in rhodes in 1985, argy moved to london in 2003 to focus more on music. with his roots in bossanova and new york house, he began djing at the age of 14. only in the recent london years he expanded his music tastes towards a more electronic sound developing special abilities as producer. he released on poker flat, raummusik, shallow cutz and simple records. while argy reserves live performing for more ambitious album projects, he has been blowing away the crowds of prestigious club nights with his dynamic, colourful and sensual dj sets
with his stunning releases on raum…musik and steve bug s pokerflat imprint, argy a.k.a. jobim s cousin has earned himself a position as one of today s most promising producers. on cargo edition, the boy from greece shows himself a bit more tool-like - hypnotic percussions drive forward these two excellent dancefloor tracks. comerte (a1) sounds like a bongo band playing live at the gym: this sound reminds us so perfectly of squealing basketball boots, doesn t it? hopefully, your dancefloor is not slippery, either… la revancha del bossa (b2) is a bit less forward, paving the way to daniel stefaniks remix of comerte (b1) with nice bassline action. speaking of the remix - mr. cargo edition himself keeps the crowd driving mad with three minutes of spurring synth modulation. see the people going wild when he finally drops in that redeeming bass drum
great techhouse piece with a pumping, pulsating & pacemaking off-kick and sharp hihats by d-saw & h-man huntemann. uks argy from pokerflat makes with a new rhythm-construction a fresh minimal tech groover !! incl 5 tools to spice up your dj-set
kollaborationen unter künstlern enden ziemlich oft nach nur einem track oder einer ep. doch schon bei jener -recluse ep-, die im sommer herauskam, wurde man das gefühl nicht los, dass dieses bemerkenswerte duo noch so einiges mehr zu sagen hatte. folgerichtig weiten die beiden jetzt mit dominonation ihr gemeinsames spiel genüsslich auf albumlänge aus. vorab sind dazu schon zwei remixe von hot since 82 und kele (bekannt von bloc party) erschienen. seine skills als produzent verhalfen dem auf rhodos geborenen argy zu einem festen platz in der internationalen clubwelt. seine platten finden auf labels wie cadenza, cocoon, ibadan, permanent vacation oder poker flat ein zuhause. unvergessen sein hit love dose. mama, die lange zeit in london lebte, ist als sängerin und live-performerin enorm erfolgreich. auch mit musikern wie munk, catz n dogz oder tiefschwarz arbeitete sie schon zusammen. für künstler wie die antwoord, kele oder peaches stand sie als opening act auf der bühne. viele kennen ihre stimme von der hit-single corporate butcher zusammen mit tiefschwarz und im remix von solomun. als argy & mama lassen beide künstler ihre liebe zur musik eindrucksvoll fließen. ihr erstes album versammelt elf stücke, die von inspiration und begeisterung durchdrungen sind.
rhythm vagabundos, the dj, club and event collective from lucianos cadenza stable, returns for its biggest year yet. holding fort every sunday at ibizas pacha club over the last 3 years, as well as hugely successful events in london, chile, bucharest, new york, tokyo, naples and more, the vagabundos parties have become the stuff of legend earning them numerous accolades of best ibiza night
unique personality and unquestionably charismatic dj/producer, argy, has managed within 5 years to become a leading figure in the most recent wave of house music producers. 25 years old now, and considered one of the most diverse and impressive young artists on the scene, with his latest project argy presents one of his favourite clubs in the world, d.edge, via a mix cd on his much talked about these days label.