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One World: Greece Label Special
Show broadcast on Radio 1 on Friday 11th June 2004

NB: ARCHIVE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON 
Radio 1's SITE - this information is accessed via polyglotta's archives.

::: Tracklistings
::: Greek record labels
::: Check out the pictures from Greece

One World in Greece - The Log
 
May 2004
We originally decided to go to Greece after hearing some interesting Greek CDs namely Mikro's album and material from Electroware and we were told that there were many undiscovered labels out there. So the One World Team jumped on a plane to Athens and met up with our host Paras Gravouniotis from Costa Urbana to find out as much as we could in the two days we had there. 

Yannis PapaioannouFirst stop was in the centre of old Athens at Monastiraki where we met up with one of the pioneers of the Greek electronic independent music scene, Yannis Papaioannou. Yannis was the founder of the first electronic label Elfish Records and set up the band RAW in the early 90's. He told us all about the scene past and present and then pointed us in the direction of some useful labels and venues. 

Being radio people our next stop was to find the number 1 radio DJ in Athens who turned out to be DJ Romylos who ran the Love Parade in Athens as well as his own record label iGroove Records. Romylos told us all about how breakbeat was gaining ground in Athens. Then we hooked up with a well connected Freelance Journalist, Natalie who gave us the low down on beach life and clubbers in Athens. 

::: Check out the pictures from Greece

Our next meeting was with DJ Free and Lo Fi who run the Hellectronica club night in Athens. Lo Fi was impressed to know that we knew John Peel and asked incessant questions about him. Then Lo Fi took us to a record shop to buy some Rebeteka music. Rebeteka music is basically Greek blues music which talks almost purely about hashish! 

Stocked up with the best Rebetika LPs we could find we went to the other side of town, Gazi, for the Greek Labels Audition Night which was held at a venue called Bios. It was here that we heard our first set of live Greek electronica including music from Naono, Nixs and Electrodouche which turned out to be much better than we expected - much like the Greek women! 

Yannis PapaioannouEarly start the next morning as awoke to the sounds of Nixs remix of Nancy Sinatra, 'Bang Bang' - perfect for getting out of bed to! We went off to meet Dimitris Papaioannou, the Artistic Director of the Sync Festival which we reckon could be the new Sonar! Next it was time for us to blow loads of money in the record shops. Our favourite by far was the Vinyl Microstore which was run by the people who run Pop Art Records and Weapons of Mass Destruction Records. Here we conducted more interviews with label managers as well as grabbing renowned electronic artist Coti. 

After a brief visit to the British Council we then headed off to Bios to hook up with yet more labels and another electronica showcase. In this time your team sampled a fantastic Greek delicacy of Anthotoro and Rakomela and were photographed and interviewed by the Time Out in Athens! 

We really enjoyed our trip to Athens and came back with a shed load of music which will be featured in tonight's show. We hope you enjoy the experience of discovering Greek electonica as much as we did. 

Finally thanks to all the labels and to Paras Gravouniotis of polyglotta/CostaUrbana for being such a teriffic host.

One World Team. (Paul and Hermeet) 

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