profile : THODORIS TRIANTAFILLOU




Hailing from the Greek capital, Thodoris Triantafillou has excelled in all corners of the industry after devoting his life and career to a creative output that illustrates a concoction of influences from across the musical sphere.

Recognized by peers and fans through a stream of compelling releases on labels such as Rhythmetic and Souvenir, it’s the composition of the philosophy behind a record, …

… the raw energy that electronic formats have to offer, and an exploration of the inner self that makes Thodoris’s productions stand out amongst the rest.

Over the past 12 months, Thodoris’ position within the dance music industry has propelled after breaching the national Greek iTunes Top 10 with “The Way”, co-produced with regular associate, CJ Jeff.

One milestone onto another, Thodoris then championed all niche’s that lay in the DJ/Producer pathway with the outlook of always pushing forward as an artist to the next task at hand.

Testament to this, are the events Thodoris has been hand picked for, from peak time performances at some of the most notorious European mainstays, to the sun fuelled sets that festivals and balaeric affairs alike provide.

As time pushes on and music evolves, as does Thodoris. Keeping the unrelenting yet satisfying pace of the past, he looks to the horizon as awe inspired by the beautiful scene as day one.

Already cemented as coordinator to Athens based Rhythmetic Records, new monuments will reveal themselves through imprints such as Bedrock and Lapsus in the following year.

2014 further brings a new light in the form of “The Glory Hill Music Studios”, from which you can expect new personal productions …

… and the birth of a new imprint that promises to showcase a format that motivates the man behind Thodoris Triantafillou.

Born in 1977, Thodoris Triantafillou was surrounded by a paramount musical decade listening to some of the best sounds of the 70’s.

Growing up with the music of the 80’s, he borrowed cassettes from family and friends and would often be inspired by music videos on MTV.

Thodoris began buying records in the 90’s and played them at a local radio station in Athens.

Eventually this led to various gigs at parties and clubs during the peak time of an escalating Rave scene.

Obtaining his first computer, Thodoris learned to write music and make the his first formal productions as well a creating graphic design work.

For most of his career he has been involved in many projects (Events & Parties, Music Productions, Graphic Design, etc.) easily working between all of these areas; enjoying every form of artistic expression.

His music has found support from various big names in the club/dance scene and has gained acceptance by many loyal fans.

As the years go by, Thodoris continues to obtain respect for his productions and DJ sets around Greece and the globe.

Staying up-to-date with present musical trends and always trying to be authentic in what he does, one can absolutely hear the faith and emotions he pours into his compositions.

Typically his sets are hypnotic and energetic, relying on dark yet funky moods that translate into a new form of spooky groove.

Recently, the last few months have found him to collaborating with CJ Jeff, running Rhythmetic Records and the music production/design studio Glory Hill.

Thodoris continues to express his musical talents DJing and playing live sets, with a planned album dropping this year (2014).

In the late ’90s he released his first single, an album he wrote and sold without consideration for downloads.

Available as .wav and .mp3 formats, it was distributed by metadubsoundesign.com (MDSD).

The new millennium came and with it came the rise of digital distribution.

The delivery mode of the industry changed and the ease to release and distribute music was beneficial yet chaotic for the young artist.

Under the name of Novox, with Lostra in the early 00’s, he released 5 EP’s under the novox moniker.

In the past decade, Thodoris continued his solo career under the name and in cooperation with CJ Jeff, released tracks on various labels.

The global distribution and sales of this project brought excellent reviews and support from the biggest names in the club scene like …

… James Zabiela, Richie Hawtin, Groove Armada, Tiefswartz, Dennis Ferrer, Jerome Sydenham, Josh Wink and many, many others.

Working with various clubs, events, and festivals, this multi-talented producer has played at the likes of Watergate, Cavo Paradiso, Synch Festival, Dybbuk clb prive, 6Dogs, Salt N’ Pepper and many others…and doesn’t intend to stop traveling.

Thodoris also writes and produces without sticking to one sound, enjoying the culture of clubbing and coming from an eclectic background of spinning Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, R n’ B, Breaks, etc.

He believes that “the quality, character, and distribution of the ensemble is what makes the difference and not the kind of music we play”.

With this concept in mind he always pushes to create an atmosphere to entertain a crowd wherever they are found.

From Resident Advisor

Selected discography


Releases/Productions:

Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – Body Clock Feat. Thomas Gandey (Bedrock Music)
Thodoris Triantafillou Feat. Benji – Missionary (Rhythmetic 028)
Thodoris Triantafillou – You Can Do It/The Saddest Story (Rhythmetic Beta 01)

Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – Dirty Cash Feat. Jessica 6 (TBA)
Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – It’s Over Feat. Takis (Rhythmetic 025)
Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – The Way Feat. Benji (Rhythmetic 022)

Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – New Day (Rhythmetic 020)
Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – Not Only U EP (Rhythmetic 018)
Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – Zougla EP (Rhythmetic 016)

Thodoris Triantafillou – Let it Fly EP (Orpheus Music 001)
Thodoris Triantafillou & Cj Jeff – Barum EP (Katchulli)
Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – Power Over Nothing (Rhythmetic)

Thodoris Triantafillou – Morningrama EP (Quantized Music)
Thodoris Triantafillou & Cj Jeff – Got to Be EP (Souvenir Records)
Thodoris Triantafillou Feat. Vag – Suspicious Behaviour EP (Rhythmetic 012) February 09

Thodoris Triantafillou – Voodoo Monkey EP (Genowefa Recordings 003) Nov 08
Rhythmetic VA – Thodoris Triantafillou Feat.Vag – Suspicious Behaviour (Rhythmetic 010) Dec 08

Other Projects:

Sony Ericcson Promotional CD Dec 08
Novox – One Stand Night ep, Plasteline 06, Jun’07
Novox – Hidden Rooms ep (incl. Luca Bacchetti remix), Safari Electronique 021, Jun’07

Novox – Marbles ep, Resopal 041, Mar’07
Novox – Boobleg ep (+Dario Zenker/Popnebo rmxs), Balkon 07, Nov.06
Novox – Rotor VA Electronic Athens compilation no.2 (Ntrop Records) April 06

Novox – Coufault (+ Alex Smoke remix), (Ware 63) April 06
Novox – Our Ghosts VA City by the Sea: Athens (Voltage Musique 09) Mar 06
Novox – Dont forget to (Ware Records58) Nov05

Novox – Sweat & Smoke EP+Bonus track Lazy2Let (Ware Digital 50) Jun 05
Novox – Sweat & Smoke EP (Ware Records 50) Feb 05
MDSD (MetaDubSoundDesign.com) – 01 (Free Download Album) October 02

Remixes:

Imugem Orihasam – Mirror Of Mind (Thodoris Triantafillou Demix) (Etoka Music)
Marco Faraone – Mio Chico (Thodoris Triantafillou Demix) (Waldliebe Musik)
Dj Feevos – Free Wave (Thodoris Triantafillou Demix) (Wet Music)

Suedmilch – Chaba (Thodoris UYF Remix) – Genowefa 05
Presslaboys – Chefava (novox remix) Quantized music
Agnes – “Drowning (novox remix)”, Resopal Red 013 (digital)

Joalz – “Very upstairs from you (novox remix)”, Ntrop 010 (digital), Apr.07
Closer – “Singles (novox remix)”, EMI, Jul ’06
The Fuzzy Nerds – “Project no.9 (Novox projected remix)”, Sonic Playground

Patrick Pelzner – “All to dry (One to wet remix by Novox)”, Plasteline 02, Nov.06
Adaptor – Meteor (Novox remix), Rhythmetic 04, Jan06
Mud max – Dogbite (Novox bitten rmx), Balkon 01, Nov05








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