Echonomist is still continuing his journey of musical creativity and has evolved into a professional dj, producer, and live performer. His passion for music still burns bright within. While his style can be varied, his quality is never compromised. His diverse musical styles place him amongst the most prolific producers whether electronic, dance or abstract. His elaborate live performances cover t..
Echonomist was born in 1979 and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece in a family where music wasn’t so important. None of the members of the family or relatives had any musical education or were playing any musical instrument. Despite this,his parents bought him from his early age a basic synthesizer (GEM),and hired a music teacher to teach him traditional Greek music in order to entertain his family on Sundays! The plan didn’t seem so interesting to Petros as he tried to make wired sounds with his small harmonium and trying to make his first tracks recorded into tapes.
While studying accounting (just to please his father) he finished his first downtempo album which later drove him to form his first music project called “IνΦο“! Performing live with his band consisting of live musicians and vocalist,they covered a wide spectrum of electronic, downtempo music, releasing 3 studio albums till 2009, gaining fame mainly in the Greek electronic music scene.
Always on the lookout for new sounds and fresh music,he soon began acquiring his own skills as a DJ,discovering the world of electronic dance music. Petros had fallen under the spell of stateside artists and labels like Maurizio, Carl Craig, Black Dog, Underground Resistance, Echocord to name a few. At this point he started his own solo project as “Echonomist” (his name came out after a brainstorming session with his cousin, combining his accounting diploma and his love in dub music) releasing his first tracks at labels such as Time Has Changed, Resopal, Upon You Records & Dessous Recordings among others.
Sixteen years later, Echonomist is still continuing his journey of musical creativity and has evolved into a professional dj, producer, and live performer. His passion for music still burns bright within. While his style can be varied, his quality is never compromised. His diverse musical styles place him amongst the most prolific producers whether electronic, dance or abstract. His elaborate live performances cover the whole dance spectrum meeting international acclaim. As a DJ, Echonomist brings the same qualities he has exhibited in his studio work to the live arena. Comfortably combining music from a wide range, Petros is a dynamic and interactive DJ who blends rolling basslines, harmonic synths, and energetic percussions to craft an infectious and atmospheric sound. It’s all about devotion to the sound and a restless quest for the groove that will make you move.
Selected discography Echonomist
Defeated EP incl. Blue Mondays Remix (12”) // Memento Records
My whole life (12”) // Rue De Pleasance
Positivity EP (DIGI) // Lapsus
02/2015 Dangerous EP incl. Alex Niggemann Edit (Digi) // Aeon Audio
12/2014 Abstract Theory EP incl. Exercise One Remix (12”) // Kumquat Records
11/2014 Hysteria EP incl. youANDme, AND.ID Remixes (12”) // Rotary Cocktail
08/2013 Blowback incl. Nikola Gala Remix (12”) // Rotary Cocktail
09/2013 Keys to life incl. Kyodai Remix (DIGI) // Dessous Records
07/2013 Muse feat. Mz Sunday Luv (DIGI) // SoulFooled
02/2013 Palomino EP by Fog & Echonomist (DIGI) // Time Has Changed
11/2012 Never Give Up feat. Dans Mon Salon (10”) // Mixx Records
04/2012 Crack Groove (one side 10” Vinyl) // Mixx Records
03/2012 Obstacles feat. Mz Sunday Luv Incl. Pol_On Remix (12”) // Back n Forth
12/2011 The Way EP incl. John Dimas Remix (12”) // 3rd Wave Black
12/2011 Simple Minds EP inc. Siopis, Gavin Herlihy remixes (Digi) // Quantized music
11/2011 Real Love EP feat. MZ Sunday Luv (12”) // Dessous Recordings
10/2011 Room With A View EP (12”) // Dieb Audio
09/2011 GIVE AND RECEIVE (Revisited) (12”) // Dessous
05/2011 NIGHT T ALKS ep (12”) // Apparel Music
02/2011 ISOLATION/END OF SOUL ep (12”) // 3rd Wave Black
11/2010 MEDITERRANEO ep by ECHONOMIST & COSMIC COWBOYS (12”) // Pour Le Merite
10/2010 FLORA SALTO ep by ECHONOMIST & FOG (DIGI) // Time Has Changed
10/2010 NEED TO KNOW ep by ECHONOMIST & COSMIC COWBOYS (DIGI) // Katchulli Records
09/2010 V/A - OVER MOUNTAINS by ECHONOMIST incl. UPON YOU DIARY No.1 COMPILED BY MARCO RESMANN (12”, CD)
02/2010 PARADISE LOST by MARCO RESMANN (ECHONOMIST REMIX) (12”)
2010 V/A - POETRY LOVE SEDUCTION by Echonomist on 3 Years Tanzbar Pt.1 (12”)
12/2009 V/A - Home Sweet Home chapter 5 - MAKE MONEY by ECHONOMIST (12”)
11/2009 FUTURE ep incl. Mathias Mesteno remix (DIGI) 11/2009 V/A - SUMMER DOPE by ECHONOMIST (DIGI, CD) // Upon You Records
10/2009 CHUTE ep (12”) // Time Has Changed
09/2009 SOOTHE (enliven cosmo deep acoustic REMIX) (12”) // Elenore Records
2009 HIDDEN TREASURE ep (12”) 10/2008 IKA Ep (DIGI) // Resopal SCHALLWARE 05/2008 TRANSPOSITION (AND.ID REMIX) (DIGI) // Two Faces