( Crosstown Rebels, Cocoon, Cuttin' Headz, Renaissance )
In his time, Greek born, London based producer Argy, has excelled at everything from minimal to house to techno, with a stream of excellent EPs and numerous LPs on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Cocoon, Cuttin' Headz, Renaissance. He has now been releasing music for more than a decade yet remains as fresh and in focus as any overnight, hyped up hero you can name. Right back in his teenage years did Argy first realise he had a passion for aesthetics. It was sound design that really turned him on, and as such he immediately set about making the transformation from audience to exhibitor. “I had, and have, a strong urge to express and communicate my vision,” he says, and he has more than backed that up over the years, both as a probing producer and dexterous DJ who has been playing at the celebrated Panorama Bar since 20 years of age and who has held Ibiza residencies at clubs like Amnesia, Space, Destino and Pacha in the last few years. Argy has collaborated with artists as diverse as Kerri Chandler and Manuel Göttsching, and is surely the youngest artist to manage to gather such a vast and diverse body of work in this scene. “You know the feeling when you visit the record store and you hear a record and it’s so good you get frustrated you didn’t make it yourself? That’s the kind of product I want to be putting out,” says Argy, who also recognises how important it is to enjoy the music making process and to imbue it with real life experiences and worldly authenticity. It means that when all is said and done, he leaves behind him music that really means something, that has a real place in the world and a unique sense of character.