For fans of Greek music, chances are you have heard of the Greece Mix CD series compiled by Greek Australian DJ, producer, and promoter Krazy Kon.
Over the past two decades, he has made a name for himself both nationally and overseas, and following the positive reception to his work has just released the 21st CD in the series.
Distributed by Universal Music Australia, this latest Greek music mix is sure to be a hit.
If we were to liken Greece Mix 21 to a metaphor it would be a roller coaster ride, taking listeners through the annals of fierce beats and percussion featuring Otan Me Filas by Vegas, Dionisis Sxoinas’ breezy latin dance hit Edo Sti Doulia, and the contemplative circular funk of Melisses Eimai Allou.
It all ends with the best of classic zeibekika tunes from the likes of Nikos Oikonomopoulos’ Ipologismena and his royal highness Panos Kiamos with Megala Logia.
Other highlights include Kollimenos by Zan Batist; one listen to this superb slice of modern syrtotsifteteli, you will realise why this track is receiving so much attention from radio stations and clubs across Greece and Australia.
You also can’t go past Ta Hirotera 2018 with lyrics by Aggeliki Makrinioti and music by Alexis Papadimitriou. It comes five years after Hirotera was written by the late Pantelis Pantelidis, cleverly weaving traditional instruments such as the klarino and tzouras around sharp tsifteteli break beats, and can be likened to old hit Kai Pou Na Deis by Spyros Spyrakos.
With two ARIA and seven iTunes charts under his belt, Greece Mix 21 should become an instant classic.
All 18 big tunes are mixed for the listener’s dancing pleasure in mind. Just be warned – don’t expect to sit and relax to Greece Mix 21, it’s one of those albums; your feet simply won’t allow it.
‘Greek Mix 21’ is out now and available online at djkrazykon.com, through iTunes, and at the following outlets: Oakleigh Music Centre (Melbourne), Stretto Cafe Earlwood (Sydney), and Parthenon Emporium (Adelaide).