Sunday, 15 April 2012

Olga Kouklaki

  Olga was born in Athens (Greece) . She starts playing the piano at the age of 8 and never quits music since: While doing her classical music studies, curiosity brings her into the electronic scene .She starts djing to greek bars and clubs and learns music production. Sept 2001 she moves to Paris djing, taking courses in interior design and contemporary music .

  In January 2003 she releases her first track in the UK ( called `Don`t look at me` by the name of ODD and starts cooperating with the french label Fcommunication. She participates at the live project of Jay Alanki (aka Reminiscent Drive) and starts giving concerts as a programmer-keybord player.

   In Dec 2003 she records vocals for Fred`s Avril track `tv dinner` (album `Members Only`- Label Fcom) and in April 2004 she records vocals for Poni Hoax`s track `Budapest`(label Tigersushi). Budapest is released in December 2005, enters compilations as Fabric in the UK, ‘Les Inrocks’ mag ‘s monthly compilation in France and receives great reviews all over Europe.

   She also participates at the live project of Bang Bang (Yellow prod.) and Nouvelle Vague (Peacefrog) as a programmer-keybord player. Then, she works on her own project produced by Marc Collin (The Perfect Kiss / PIAS) . Her EP ‘Getalife’ with Blackstrobe’s remix is now in stores.

01 - getalife
02 - how do you feel
03 - before the night ends
04 - melted torch
05 - call me liar
06 - right shot
07 - ballade
08 - her own right
09 - afissos
10 - calling you
11 - pick up your pieces

getalife 2008 


01 I U Need
02 Hollow Lives (Feat Liset Alea)
03 Who Are U (Feat Tim Keegan)
04 Antivirus
05 Sweetheart
06 Jukebox
07 Gazstation
08 Stop
09 Ready
10 One Way
11 Time Goes By

 I U Need

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Cold Showers - Highlands

   Based out of Los Angeles comes the fresh sounds of  COLD SHOWERS. 
  Highlands is their first release to date with a promising sound coming from the Mexican Summer label.
  Combining influences of late 1970s post-punk with a sonic exploration closer to something from Neu!, it is the carefully constructed spatiality of the music that gives the somewhat minimal lyrics their weight; distant and atmospheric. 
 Moments of aggression and transcendence transform the songs from mere sound to rich sonic narratives: within the rise of the language lies a vision under restraint, a pent up joy that is like nothing else. The resulting sound is unexpectedly tough, vital, and contemporary.
Take a listen, a really nice surprise in these post punk waters , lovely indeed!! 

In their first Room 205 installment, the aptly named Cold Showers deliver an icy hot, uptempo performance of "So I Can Grow" from their forthcoming debut album.