Take a Trip to Greece with Minus & Zianos

Minus & Zianos

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Greek duo Minus & Zianos give us a taste of the house sounds that are currently permeating the Mediterranean country.

Minus & Zianos might be a fresh duo on the production side of the dance music spectrum, but their legacy in the scene runs deep in Greece. The two artists first found their shared passion for the deeper sounds of house and techno back in 2009, and soon after, they began to exchange ideas and take the stage together. This led to Minus & Zianos hosting local residencies and guest nights in Thessaloniki over the past decade, while the duo also began to make a home in Berlin as well.

More recently, though, Minus & Zianos expanded their sonic offerings by making their debut on Steve Bug‘s Pokerflat sub-label, Sublease, with an EP dubbed Devotion. This house EP features deep yet funky elements in its two tunes, “Devotion” and “Groove,” while the duo looked to Moodtrax to round out the collection with a remix of its title track.

As the dance music scene continues to recover around the world, Minus & Zianos shared that their local community in Greece has revived itself. “The last two years were difficult for the culture as well as the global stage, let alone in a country that already had a difficult job, reaching out dance culture in wider audience,” the duo said.

Minus & Zianos also gave us a taste of what the scene is like in Greece beyond notable destinations like Mykonos. “Some big festivals are being held in Greece, such as Reworks Festival held by the NON team in various large spaces in Thessaloniki,” they said. “[It] is the main dance event here in Greece once a year and presents well-respected artists from abroad plus local artists who are given the chance to present something new each year.”

Local artists here in Greece, mostly in the last 5-10 years, are presenting well-organized music productions on respected labels and have many appearances abroad, something that gives them the chance to bring back new interesting ideas and develop the scene in Greece even more.

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Live events aren’t the only aspect of the scene that is important, as rebuilding the culture and helping grow artists is crucial as well. Minus & Zianos, along with the new artists rising through the ranks of the scene in Greece, have searched out new spaces and created new ones as well in their efforts to exchange ideas with others. “Through that need to exchange ideas, some spots are brought to us run by well-respected artists and people that represent the country abroad, where workshops, conversations, music productions, etc., are organized,” they said. “One of these projects, named “Thema Project,” is being held in Thessaloniki.”

To help highlight the scene in Thessaloniki and Greece as a whole, Minus & Zianos spun up an exclusive mix that is filled with stunning tunes to help you get your groove on this week. Listen to the mix on SoundCloud, download or stream the Devotion EP on your preferred platform, and stay tuned for more from this dynamic duo.

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