Born 1982, in Athens, Greece, Yiannis was raised in the city, a setting in which he was exposed to a variety of music scenes.
dPen has released songs in various respectable labels of the progressive house scene,like deep Focus, Subliminal, Lost Lan..
Yiannis Pennas aka dPen
Born 1982, in Athens, Greece, Yiannis was raised in the city, a setting in which he was exposed to a variety of music scenes. From a young age he exhibited an overwhelming passion and zeal for music. His obsession made him search his inner self for something unique. Something he only could find on his own.
His quest started when he was seven. He fell in love with the sound of the sax being influenced by listening to the twelve inch records of Dave Brabeck, which his father owned. After consulting a music instructor, he was advised to start with the flute to learn the fundamentals of the winds and music theory.At the age of fourteen he obtained his first sax. He played for the school orchestra and for various local concerts learning more and more every time.
At the same time he found himself at parties not just to have a good time, but as an individual that tried to entertain others with his unique music selections. Being influenced from the booming electronic music era, and DJs' such as John Digweed, Sasha and Paul Van Dyk he played at more and more parties practicing his dj skills.
In the mean time dPens’ other passion were sports. From a young age he was enrolled in a variety of sports such as karate (shotokan), kick boxing, basketball, track and field. He finally found the thrill and excitement he was looking for in baseball. He played for the Greek team Marousi 2004 earning four consecutive championships and also a spot on the Greek national team.
After finishing high school he was accepted into the Physical Education department of the University of Athens. As a University student he needed some extra cash. So he decided to turn his need into something productive. He got a job as a dj at a local bar.
After working to alot of bars and small clubs all over Athens he think and realize that being a good dj just wasn’t enough. He decided that he should use his time, energy, passion and talent for music not just to entertain people through others music, but also through his own.
After a lot of hard work and endless hours over his pc, and in the meantime being a novice to the field he managed to finish his first three songs in August of 2005. Those songs were immediately signed from 1shot Recs and supported by world famous dj/producer Hernan Cattaneo.
Till know dPen has released songs in various respectable labels of the progressive house scene,like deep Focus, Subliminal, Lost Language , Presslab,Tiesto's Black Hole recs, Restart, Feral Code, Mestija, Sutil ,Bonzai, The Sound of Everything and many many more
His tracks remixed by big star producers like , Moonbeam, Pole Folder, Mashtronic, Presslab Boys, Madoka, Clubbervision, IB, Eelke Kleijn, Jay Lumen, Federico Epis, Dariush, Elias Tzikas, 7G, Brusca, Guy J , Nicolas Coronel, Facundo Mohrr, Pablo Roma and many more and had the support of all the big dj's like , Hernan Cattaneo , Sasha, Digweed, Nick Warren,Tiesto , Paul Van Dyk , Armin Van Buuren and many more
dPen as a dj is playing almost every year all over Europe and trying to push his name forward through his music and also through his dj sets
The quest still goes on, more and more good things will follow as time passes.
Selected discography dPen
. dPen - Airborne EP [1shot Recs]
. dPen - Airborne EP (The Remixes) [1shot Recs]
. Ozgur Can - Irony (dPen Remix) [Lost Language]
. V-Sag meets dPen - Dark Inside [Sutil Recs/Subliminal]
. V-Sag meets dPen - Some Thoughts [Mestija Recs]
. The Worms Project - Super Sheep [Praesul Recs]
. V-Sag - Breathe (dPen Remix) [Behold Recs]
. dPen - Follow me [Feral Code Recs]
. dPen - Follow me (The remixes) [Feral Code Recs]
. dPen and Marcelo Vasami - Walking in the dark [Feral Code Recs]
. dPen and Elias Tzikas - Frequency Loss [deep Focus]
. dPen feat Aidan Mayes - Indigo Morning [The Sound Of Everything]
. dPen feat Aidan Mayes - In The Middle [Source of Gravity]
. dPen feat Sapphirecut - Dirty Love [Pistacho Recs]
. dPen feat Sapphirecut - Dirty Love (The Remixes) [Pistacho Recs]
. dPen - Hakuzen [Restart Records]
. dPen - Moroi [Presslab Recs]
. Sapphirecut Feat dPen - Losing Hope [Pycairo Recs]
. dPen - The Day After EP [Black Hole Recs/Avanti]
. dPen - Dont Close Your Eyes [Paria Recs]
. dPen - Dont Close Your Eyes (The Remixes) [Paria Recs]
. dPen and 7G - Funk You EP [Presslab Recs]
. dPen - In Henne Mines [Paria Recs]
. dPen - Need You [Bonzai Recs]
dPen Feat Vicki - Fila Me [The Sound of Everything] TBA
Kristin Mainhart - Empty (dPen Remix) [The Sound of Everything] TBA
dPen - I wish I was there [The Sound of Everything] TBA
Prefab - Eclipse (dPen Remix) [Bonzai Recs] TBA
Onionz Featuring Jake Childs - Sex N Drums (dPen Remix) [Stripped Recordings] TBA
dPen - Nightworx/Novox [Stripped Recordings]
dPen - Dayworx EP [Stripped Recordings]
dPen - The Message EP [Stripped Recordings]