Mark Spanoudakis aka Kreon is one of few Greek producers to have made an impact on the electronic music scene. Both his solo releases and co-productions with friend and compatriot Lemos are loaded with a changing and mutating flair and character, each release an experiment in musical alchemy yielding progressively stronger results. His percussive and jazz tipped sound has found its place through solo releases for labels such as Cecille, Robsoul and Bass Culture, with boutique Parisian label Masomenos one of many to have showcased releases with Lemos. Two years since they first sprung onto the scene, their focus turns to home turf in the form of recent work with Tony Lasar, developing their take on the ‘Greek sound’. Recognising the burgeoning talents of many of their as yet unrecognised contemporaries form their home country, 2010 will see the trio’s contribution to house music step up a notch with the launch of new label Orpheas, a labour of love intended to tease a new passion from a musically ailing Athens.
Having been quite literally surrounded by music from as early as he can remember (his father owned a huge collection of vinyl), Kreon’s early musical education took in jazz, classic rock, pop, soul, disco and even country. Time spent away from home during his teenage years on an electrical engineering course allowed him to immerse himself in the sounds of US house, with his first forays into the world of music production allowing him to try out many characters, forming an experimental tendency still evident in his musical style to this day.