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Dimi Angélis

Dimi Angélis

Dimi Angélis is a Dutch producer, and techno/house DJ, born on island of Corfu, Greece, but grown up in the Netherlands, where he has been in touch with music since his youth. Until the age of 21 he was inspired and driven by rock music, which he put into practice through playing saxophone and drums.
In the summer 1992, during his stay on Mallorca, he discovered house music for the first time. Over the coming years he absorbed influences by various house artists, which inspired him to get actively involved with house music himself: in 1997 he became a DJ.
In those early beginnings of his DJ-ing career, he mostly drew influences and inspiration from Dutch artists Angelo, Steve Rachmad, Dimitri and Remy.
Soon after, Dimi’s taste and affection towards house were to be refined, and his artistic expression grew to be bound to techno. His biggest influences became Laurent Garnier and predominantly Steve Rachmad and Jeff Mills. Steve Rachmad’s and Jeff Mills’s works remain his greatest inspiration up to the last few years.

The last years have seen a new wave of minimal techno and Dimi has kept developing his sound. Inspired by old as well as new artists who make Detroit House and Old Skool minimal Techno. Major influences now come from people like Daniel Bell, Todd Sines, Joel Mull, Basic Channel, Mike Huckaby and a lot of other new unknown techno and house producers. With his DJ gigs and “new style” techno productions, Dimi has found a way to move forward, keeping up to date with changes in today’s techno and house scene, without forgetting about the past.

Towards the end of 2003 Dimi joined a talented Dutch artist Jeroen Search. Together they produced ep,s like the Ion 01 and 02 EPs, which appeared on Steve Rachmad’s sub-label of Scorp: “Ion”.In 2005, again with Jeroen Search, he released two EPs on the Dutch label Audiosculpture: “Oxygenating EP” and “The Next Level”. Towards the end of 2005 “Counterpart” is born. The alias under which Dimi and Jeroen continue to produce multiple EP’s. Crowning the success of their previous releases, Dimi Angélis and Jeroen Search join hands again to produce “The Martian Mystique” EP on Jeff Mills’s label Mission (6277/Axis) under the “Counterpart” alias.

Currently Dimi Angélis & Jeroen Search have put together a dynamic/energetic live act with a Roland 909 and plenty of hardware. They will be on tour through out the world under the Counterpart alias. The kickoff of Counterpart took place at the Rex Club (Paris) in January 2007, and their debut on Dutch soil was scheduled at Holland’s leading techno event "Awakenings" in the Westergasfabriek in September 2007.

As a wish to unite the contemporary techno diehards, and preserve the underground origins of the techno scene, in September 1999 Dimi has started organizing non-profit underground parties, which usually take place in nature or abandoned lofts. With his concept he attracted many respected artists: Steve Rachmad, Estroe, Petar Dundov,
Joel Mull, Shinedoe, Jeroen Search, Seutek, Joachim, Quazar, Steffi, Diskordia, Pelacha, 2000 and One, etc. This is only one of the ways in which Dimi has shown his great affection, talent and artistic potential towards techno. Nowadays the underground techno scene sees new organizers like “Dekmantel/Nachtmantel”, which program Dimi as one of their resident DJ’s and live performances by Counterpart.

So far Dimi Angélis performed at numerous clubs and events, of which the most important ones are the respected Awakenings (Amsterdam), Innercity (Amsterdam), Kozzmozz (Gent, Belgium), REX Club (Paris), Club One (Madrid), Berghain (Berlin), Doornroosje (Nijmegen, Holland), Rio,s (Leeds, UK), Poema (Utrecht, Holland), Mazzo (Amsterdam), 013 (Tilburg, Holland), Tuzla (Bosnia), Effenaar (Eindhoven, Holland), Simplon (Groningen, Holland), Asta (Den Haag, Holland), Melkweg (Amsterdam), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Studio 80 (Amsterdam), Stubnitz Boat (Amsterdam / Rotterdam), Welcome To The Future Festival (Amsterdam), Rockit Outdoor, (Utrecht, Holland), Free Your Mind Festival (Arnhem, Holland), Mysteryland, (Haarlemmermeer ,Holland), Decadence (Gent, Belgium), De Vloer (Utrecht, Holland), Bootleg (Rotterdam, Holland), De Rechter (Eindhoven,Holland), Speakerplay (Hotel Arena/Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam), etc etc.