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Ritmo Radio Party

  Sunday 27th of April at Venezia (Lamia)


Tom L.


Enjoy my radio show on RitmoRadio every Wednesday at 19:00 gmt+2

Born in Lamia,Thanasis Lompas aka (Tom l.) launched his first steps in the field of DJing at an early age, 
exploiting his great musical collection and taking part in local parties and happenings.In his way,he had the fortune to meet and work with a very special friend and teacher in music and DJing who filled him with knowledge and opened his wings to continue his love for music.So,he made the decision to evolve the hobby he loved and continued to appear as a Resident and as a Guest DJ in wellknown bar,clubs in Lamia and Athens as well.The main influences in music of Tom l. until now mainly varies in Soulful house,deep house,afro.At the same time he makes his own radio show called 
"FEELINGS 4 U".

Right Up - Steve Mill

Right UpSteve MillLarge Music


Steve Mill returns to Large for a second outing after the successful Fizzy EP from 2013. This London based producer and DJ continues to make waves and his latest offering reveals why his original productions are so highly regarded and exciting. Right Up is a straight up House peak-time thumper with unique chord swaths and trademark Steve Mill percussion. Side To Side strays into deeper territory with catchy hooks and enough swing to illicit dancing from even the most jaded jocks. 
For added swagger, we have asked the esteemed artist known affectionately as Washerman (Drumpoet Community, Morris Audio) to provide a quality classic NYC-style remix.





You can buy it from here:

Steve Mill exlusive mix for Ritmo Radio

Thursday 10th of April at 22:00 gmt+2





Blending elements of house, techno and progressive house, pulled together with a dash of Balearic flavour.” - Resident Advisor
Steve Mill has long established himself in the underground house scene; relentlessly producing and remixing, he’s released on world renowned labels including Urban Torque, Large Music, Global Underground, Elevation, Plastic City, Mood Music, Balance and most notably Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records.
Inspired by the beauty and history of his homeland, Steve has used his Greek roots as a source of creativity, drawing from its culture to provide engaging melodies through his productions, which have been praised and played by a wide range of reputable DJs such as John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Ben Watt, The Timewriter and Laurent Garnier.
Born in Thessaloniki, but now living in London, Steve grew up listening to the local radio from which he gained an early interest for music. Although his family had no connections with the music world, he nonetheless defined a particular taste in electronic music at the age of 15. With pillars such as Armand Van Helden, Daft Punk and David Morales, he set out to learn the tricks of turntablism and gained many local residencies.
Developing his knowledge of music through DJing, Steve’s interests eventually evolved into experimenting with sounds at the age of 17. Over the following years he honed his production skills, making music that diverged between deep house, techno and progressive beats. Having established himself as an artist in his local music scene, Steve moved to the UK during his mid-twenties to expand his career in London’s vibrant underground house community.
Steve started working closely with London-based label Urban Torque, and following a handful of well-received EPs on the imprint, he released his debut LP 'Higher State Impressions' in 2011. From here, he built a solid relationship with leading house music specialist, Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records. After his debut release on the label, Steve returned with a hefty remix package for his standout track ‘You Really Know’, with reworks from Citizen and Supernova. In 2012 Steve played his first Boiler Room TV session for a Madhouse Records takeover in London alongside Kerri Chandler, Phil Asher, and Citizen.
2013 has seen Steve return to the Madhouse family with the huge single ‘Nobody’ featuring the vocals of London based artist Keisher Downie. Continuing in fine-form, he then followed this up with his ‘Upside Down’ single on Muak Music, and most recently with his dynamic and bold ‘Fizzy’ EP on Large Music, which picked up support from the likes of Kyodai, Giom, Tony Rodriguez, and Moodtrap. He continually plays at various venues across London including Basing House, Rhythm Factory, and The Vibe Bar.
Looking onwards, 2014 is set to be a big year for Steve, kicking things off by providing the second instalment in the Burnt Deep mix compilation series, set to arrive in February. He’s also preparing another two EPs, for both Large Music and Madhouse.
Find Steve Mill's work here:
https://soundcloud.com/steve-mill

Ms.Lefki at Venezia (Lamia)

Sunday 13th of April our favourite Ms.Lefki will be at Venezia Bar (Lamia - Greece )


































It's 1989 and music is making it's first baby steps to a wider audience in the club scene of the city. In the following years, a number of house dance clubs open their doors and deliver the New York and London "feeling" to Athens clubbing scene.
This era reaches Ms.Lefki, completing her quest for a music identity. Dj'ing starts to take over her life and she begins to play everywhere, from clubs, to street & beach summer parties all over the country. She spinns deep latin, raw gospel, jazzy flourishes and disco flavour,establishing herself as a dance music DJ. By 1992, Ms. Lefki is performing in clubs, with about 2000-2500 people dancing to her beats. 1997 is a turning point in her carrier by obtaining the residency "Plus Soda Club" in Athens. This affects Lefki's sound, evolving her set to more soulful, lively dance vibes, making her one of the most requested DJ's in Greece.
The last years find Ms. Lefki has been performing as a resident DJ in a club called "Cavo Paradiso" on Mykonos Island, one of the most famous dance clubs worldwide. Her audience enjoys her music, beside DJ's, such as Alan Russell (Black Vinyl Rec),...... Her next step was the production of the mosaic of sounds that has been created in her mind throughout her career of professional Djing.
Peace,Love & Respect!

A minor tribute to Frankie Knuckles


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT 

Saturday 5th of April - A minor tribute to Frankie Knuckles !
Compiled by George Berman - 20:00 gmt+2



Frankie Knuckles, house music 'godfather,' dead at 59


In Chicago, Frankie Knuckles was called the “godfather,” not because of any underworld connections, but because he helped build house – a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s and still resonates around the world today.
Knuckles died Monday at the age of 59, as confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson. More details would be forthcoming Tuesday, Dunson said, who said in an email that Knuckles “died unexpectedly this afternoon at home.” In addition to developing the sound and culture of house music, Knuckles would go on to mix records by major artists such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode.
Knuckles learned his craft as a club DJ in New York City, then moved to Chicago in the late ‘70s and developed a reputation as one of the city’s most influential dance-music tastemakers. He arrived in Chicago just as disco was losing steam. For many, disco literally went up in flames between games of a Chicago White Sox double header at Comiskey Park, when radio deejay Steve Dahl blew up hundreds of disco albums.
"I witnessed that caper that Steve Dahl pulled at Disco Demolition Night and it didn't mean a thing to me or my crowd," Knuckles told the Tribune. “But it scared the record companies, so they stopped signing disco artists and making disco records. So we created our own thing in Chicago to fill the gap.”

Knuckles was mentored by the renowned DJ Larry Levan in the early ‘70s while in New York. “We would spend entire afternoons working up ideas on how to present a record so that people would hear it in a new way and fall in love with it,” Knuckles said. “To us it was an art form.”
He brought that knowledge west with him to Chicago, where he became known as “the godfather of Chicago house music” at the Warehouse and later the Power Plant. He would extend mixes of soul and R&B records and turn them into dance tracks, introduce new singles being produced by fledgling house artists and incorporate drum machines to emphasize the beat. In addition to building dynamic ebb-and-flow sets that would keep his dancefloor filled from midnight to noon on weekends, he would create theater-of-the-mind scenarios with inventive sound and lighting. “Sometimes I’d shut down all the lights and set up a record where it would sound like a speeding train was about to crash into the club. People would lose their minds.”

Knuckles was primarily known as a DJ, but he also played a key role as a tastemaker, de facto talent scout and producer. Knuckles bought his first drum machine from a young Derrick May, one of the founders of techno music, who regularly made the trip from Detroit to see Knuckles at the Warehouse. Knuckles also had a musical partnership with Chicago artist Jamie Principle, and helped put "Your Love" and "Baby Wants to Ride" out on vinyl after these tunes had been regulars on his reel-to-reel player at the Warehouse. He also produced the house classic "Tears" with Robert Owens (of Fingers, Inc.).
House was initially cruder and less polished than disco, a reflection of its blue-collar origins. Knuckles was hardly the only innovator in the scene, as Marshall Jefferson, Ron Hardy, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk and dozens more also played key roles. By the late ‘80s, Knuckles and many of his peers were stars in Europe’s emerging rave scene.
Knuckles would often joke that he could walk down the middle of the street in Chicago and not be recognized, yet would be greeted by cheering fans when he would arrive at European airports for overseas DJ gigs.
“I wasn’t frustrated by that, not at all,” he said. “I’m not the kind of person that lives for fame and glory. If I’ve got a nice, clean home and can put a meal on my table and can entertain my friends, I’m fine. I don’t need to see my face plastered everywhere.”
Yet he took pride in Chicago’s growing recognition over the years as the home of contemporary dance music, celebrated by such mainstream hitmakers as Daft Punk and Paul Oakenfold.
"The people I meet all around the world look at Chicago and the house scene with a new romanticism," he said. "They recognize more than ever that Chicago is the core of where it all began."
In 2004, Chicago named a street after Knuckles where the old Warehouse once stood, on Jefferson Street between Jackson Boulevard and Madison Street. It was a little slice of legitimacy for a style of music that often didn’t get much love from the city, which became notorious in the dance community around the world for passing the so-called “anti-rave ordinance” in 2000 that made property owners, promoters and deejays subject to $10,000 fines for being involved in an unlicensed dance party.
Knuckles once reflected on house music’s reputation as a soundtrack for hedonism, though much of the dance music he loved had a melancholy flavor, a yearning that evoked gospel and soul. He championed house music that wasn’t just about rhythm, but that embraced humanism and dignified struggle. It was in keeping with his belief that the dancefloor was a safe haven for the gay, African-American and Hispanic communities that first embraced him.
“God has a place on the dancefloor,” he once told the Tribune. “We wouldn’t have all the things we have if it wasn’t for God. We wouldn’t have the one thing that keeps us sane – music. It’s the one thing that calms people down.
“Even when they’re hopping up and down in a frenzy on the dancefloor, it still has their spirits calm because they’re concentrating on having a good time, loving the music, as opposed to thinking about something negative. I think dancing is one of the best things anyone can do for themselves. And it doesn’t cost anything.”


source: chicagotribune.com

A special event at Monroe Club (Lamia) - powered by Ritmo Radio

Saturday 05 of April - Boot Slap at Monroe Club ( Lamia )














Christian Witt and the Get Physical regular, Takis team up to create a joint project titled Boot Slap.

A fascinating live act duo, their live set is a mix of electronic instruments like keyboards, synths, percussions,
and live drums coupled with Takis’s soulful vocal treatments.
Christian discovered the muscular, loop based, dance floor electronics of Josh Wink, Daniel Bell, Moritz von Oswald in the mid ‘90s. Impressed and immediately fascinated by these sounds and by Berlin’s unique club-culture, including legendary clubs such as Planet, E-Werk, Ostgut, WMF and Bunker, Christian increasingly deepened his involvement in the scene. In 2008 he established his label „Perplex Recordings“ and accompanied OFF Recording‘s creative foundation together with owner André Crom. He is also known as Charles Widmore who made his mark as a remixer, i.e. for Anthony Rother, Mirco Violi, Mr. Statik and Toby Dreher. Recently he released his second EP on Rrygular.
Takis, however, driven by his greek roots contributed notably to hiphop culture - from graffiti and breakdance to songwriting as a self taught artist he acquired skills in playing the keyboard, various guitars and the drums. He made his debut in the electronic music scene as a vocalist along with Siopis on the track “Really Love Ya” and also sang on  Smash TV‘s „I Need“, both released on Get Physical.

GET IN TOUCH WITH BOOT SLAP:
eMail Boot Slap: bootslap@me.com
promo request: anja@physical-music.com
download high resolution press picture:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/45320232/pic/Boot-Slap-Press-Picture-03.jpg
beatport: www.beatport.com/artist/boot-slap/280606
beatport dj: http://dj.beatport.com/boot-slap
facebook: www.facebook.com/boot.slap
soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/boot-slap


Nick Power

 

Enjoy my radio show on RitmoRadio every Monday at 21:00 gmt+2

Nick Power has been a Professional DJ on the radio and club circuit for several years after starting out from Music Power Records, the London based chain of record shops, which he founded back in 1982. He then went on to become a part of Kiss fm in London as a presenter, which opened doors worldwide for his career as a full time DJ.

Still very active on the club circuit, Nick Power has played in several of the best clubs, including Ministry Of Sound, Pacha, Castle Club & many other big clubs all over the world, and alongside some of the biggest & best DJ’s, including Joey Negro, Danny Rampling, Judge Jules & Marshall Jefferson to name only a few. He has also been one of the resident DJ’s for Miss Moneypenny’s, Kinky Malinki & now Soul Kandi.

Listen to Nick Power every Saturday presenting his Soul Kandi Radio show on SSRadio.com between 2pm & 4pm GMT & worldwide on several other radio Stations, a show which has been hailed as one of the best House Shows in the world.

Nick Power’s Quote: “It’s all about the music, and the way it’s played”.

Dj Aristotelis


Enjoy my radio show on RitmoRadio every Thursday at 21:00 gmt+2

Born and raised in Athens, began spinning in 2009.  Ever since he has played in some of the most prestigious House Music venues of Greece such as Cariocas Beach bar and Mamacas and has since become a member of the Cariocas Beach Bar team playing along side Todd Terje and Kiko Navarro.  Aristotelis has a passion for House music with a preference to Soulful House and Afro beats.


https://soundcloud.com/aristotelis

http://www.mixcloud.com/aristotelisvicioussouls/

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