Profile of the performer Kostas Petropoulos:
Often referred to as a musical chameleon, Kostas Petropoulos is aptly so called because of his ever-changing styles. What distinguishes his work from so many other artists is that he makes use of a varying range of genres, from all kinds of dance music including trance, breakbeat, & house to hip hop, rock, Latin, R & B, & beyond. Kostas credits this ability to having grown up embracing all styles of music, & this naturally made its way into his eventual production career. He began playing musical instruments in 1984 at the young age of 2, & since then has only continued to expand his musical horizons. He started playing in ensembles in 1990, first on the recorder (English flute) & then in 1992 with the violin. That same year he also taught himself to play the piano from the help of his first keyboard which he still owns & loves today.
Kostas was always fascinated by sound, especially synths which logically allowed for a segue into subsequent endeavors. During this time he learned the art of recording & production, recording songs which he himself played on the keyboard. Three years later he would learn the guitar & bass guitar & in 1996, embarked on what would become the most influential part of his life today. He became a DJ, skillfully mastering the art of the turntables. Later that year he even took a totally different approach to music by getting into rapping. Then, his musical interests once again began to expand. In 1997 Kostas began to learn more about the technological end of music by taking music technology courses at his high school. This led its way into the work he does today.
In 1998 he took up remixing songs in an attempt to replicate the sound of the club tracks that so intrigued him. However he would soon discover that his takes on the songs would begin to evolve on their own. Later that year he began to produce songs, not only his own but for other people as well. Since then things have taken off, as he has come in contact with many different people of all musical tastes including artists, producers, DJs, record company executives, & most importantly fans from the US & all over the world.