About the concept:
Here is the twenty-seventh instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.
The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.
So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers) or released on a label (and its sublabels) and creates a nice mix from it.
Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you Christos Charitidis’s mix of tracks produced or remixed by Kwartz.
About Christos Charitidis:
21 year of age, Greek roots, born in Koblenz and currently living in Augsburg, Germany, Christos found his musical affinity already in his earlier years. When his focus shifted to the electronic genres at some point, he knew that this was where he belongs, as soon after he got hooked on DJing which also involved developing his stylistically signature, allowing him to dive even further into his passion. At the moment he spends most evenings and weekends putting countless hours into Ableton looking forward to getting his first release(s) on the way.
For the better part, Christos’ sound is based upon an atmospheric & deep track selection, resulting in quite trippy sets which can pick up quite a serious pace as well. Ambitiously following a “golden thread” in all his performances, Christos’ sets have received positive feedback not just at the groups home games.
On the 28th October of 2016 the “FACETS” collective was born with announcing Enrico Sangiuliano (Drumcode) as their very first booking. At the beginning of 2017 it became his and 3 of his closest friends’ embodiment of what Techno could sound like.
Their establishment – at the moment – includes 2 event series regularly taking place at local venues: The first, “A FACET of Techno with X” already featured genre heavyweights like Cleric (Clergy, FIGURE) or Christian Wünsch (PoleGroup, Tsunami Records) and Enrico mentioned above, while the second series, their “FACETS Night” is primarily targeted at locals and aims to get other artists, sharing the collectives taste & views – most adequately described with “strictly Techno” – to Augsburg for a night of fun with the local crowd. Since the beginning of this year their monthly airing podcast, featuring renowned and underground artists, as well as one of the crews’ members alike, accompanies their online presence and helps in spreading the projects name further than local events eventually can.
Just like everyone on the team, also Christos is excited about what the future has in store for their ambitions.
Kwartz is the stage name of Mario Campos, born in Madrid in 1989.
In late 2011 and after publishing several EPs in different international labels, Kwartz’s productions began to draw the attention of the leading names in the international scene.
It was in 2013 when Exium, the Spanish duo, got in touch with him to publish a split EP called Fenomen which was his first release on vinyl.
In late 2013 Kwartz joined PoleGroup and became part of the booking roster of the label commanded by Oscar Mulero, where he began to release his works regularly. In addition to PoleGroup, his tracks have appeared in several of the most important international labels, such as 47, Mord Records or Warm Up Recordings.
Kwartz is constantly searching for his own sound, so 2016 brings the launch his own label: Order&Devotion, where he will release those of his works which move in dark atmospheres with drones and deep and visceral sounds, all surrounded by rhythms designed for the dance floor.
Text taken from biography / presskit
Listen & Download:
“Christos Charitidis plays Kwartz” (download coming soon)
Christos Charitidis About His Choice:
Three and a half years ago, I discovered electronic music and it fascinated me from the very beginning. Kwartz was one of the first artists I discovered and definitely one of my favourites to this date. By the time I had dug deeper into the genre, I noticed that a substantial part of my all-time favourite tracks were actually produced by him, which made me appreciate him as an artist even more.
His unique and mesmerising productions have always inspired me and they also played a significant part in my own development as an artist.
My appreciation for his work increased even more when I finally got to see him live at Tresor last year. Which is why I chose him for this podcast.
01. Kwartz – Her Green Eyes
02. Atemporal – Att 4 (Kwartz Remix)
03. Kwartz – Sinapsis
04. Kwartz – Slow Motion
05. Kwartz – Right Discipline
06. Kwartz – Reflection
07. Kwartz – Locked Target
08. Kwartz – Lost Signal
09. Kwartz – Eternity Looking Down On Us
10. Tranient X4 – 77 (Kwartz Remix)
11. Kwartz – Theory of emptiness
12. Kwartz – Colapse Process
13. Kwartz – Hate
14. Animal Farm – Never Happen (Kwartz Remix)
15. Kwartz – Hole
16. PVS – Collateral Damage (Kwartz Remix)
17. PVS – Compuvox (Kwartz Remix)
18. Kwartz – Sleepless
19. Kwartz – Resolution
20. TWR72 – Reflect (Kwartz Remix)
21. Hertz Collision – All Going (Kwartz Remodel)
Source Artists for Kwartz