DJ, music producer, Radio Producer, event - coordinator are some of the activities held by Ison. To him music is a mean of expressing his freedom as he leaves his records to speak for him. Founding member of the NON collective, Ison is regarded today..
DJ, music producer, Radio Producer, event - coordinator are some of the activities held by Ison. To him music is a mean of expressing his freedom as he leaves his records to speak for him. Founding member of the NON collective, Ison is regarded today as one of the most important and influencial faces of the electronic music scene of Greece and one of the responsibles for the development of the electronic sound in Greece.
His involvement with music started at a very young age with a radio show been presented on a pirate radio station playing everything from early acid house to techno and ambient sounds. Soon Ison has progressed and developed a unique musical style influenced by the sound of Detroit combining acid house influences and techno bass lines.
In 2000 he has formed together with Solar & A. Anthopoulos the NON collective giving attention to the establishment of a new & fresh electronic sound for the Greek standards through the creation of the the aesthetics series and the Kontakt & Polaroid parties. Soon he found himself, playing in thousands of crowds presenting & establishing his sound. Highlight is the creation and coordination of the Reworks festival of music & fine arts, a festival that held in Thessaloniki in 2005 and continues till today by gaining impressive and exciting feedback and comments from the media all over Europe & Greece.
Overall his Djing career, Ison has made appearances all over Greece, but also abroad such as in London, Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Barcelona plus many more. Highlights , his performance during Pop.komm Festival in Germany, Electron Festival in Switzerland, Reworks Festival in Greece, Nuits Sonores Festival in France but also his appearance at the International Film Festival of Thessaloniki & the Video Dance Festival in Greece receiving high reviews .
In 2011 Ison is continuing touring around performing on selective festivals and clubs in the country with performances been scheduled also abroad. In the meantime he is also focusing more and more towards music production with his electronic music group Actor One, producing electronic diverse soundscapes. He also hosts the NON Sessions a radio show on Thessaloniki's premier Radio station Republic Radio presenting the newest releases as well as presenting the work of artists from Greece and around the world.
His musical style does not derive from a certain genre. " I enjoy to play what I really like, records that sound good to my ear... it can be house, electro, minimal, techno, simply everything! " Often his Dj sets are a mixture of different musical elements where suddenly hip hop basslines, percussions, acapella vocals, disco, and early `detroit & Chicago house sounds are getting together in his electronic set sounding like the music of today. One thing is for sure though. Ison is full of surprises.
Selected discography Ison
Actor One " Golden Girl EP " - bloop recs
Actor One " Twelve" - International Deejay Gigolo Records
Fischerspooner " Supply & Demand " ( Actor One rmx ) - Lo Recordings
Actor One "March Violets" - Heidi presents Jackathon compilation - Get Physical
Sillyboy - "You" ( Actor One rmx) - Just Gazing Recs out soon