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Menelaos Koutsakos / Dance Chart

1. INTRODUCTION (1999-2014):

Menelaos started DJing professionally in July 1999. His urge to dig deeply into music and devote himself in DJing was the sole reason that led him to quit his studies at the Technological Institute (TEI) of Piraeus in 2001. From then on, he had the opportunity almost every night to be behind the decks and every day to listen and collect all kinds of music, building a library of nearly 10.000 original CDs and vinyl records, plus thousands of digital music files (mp3). The experience and the musical knowledge gained from this daily preoccupation cannot be measured. Menelaos can play almost all genres of music, international and Greek, with a particular style for a mainstream DJ. His own personal skills: fast changes from one track to another, smooth flow between tracks of different genre and beat, peak time that lasts several hours, hard to find remixes and versions of well known songs.


2. RESIDENCIES (1999-2008):

His first years as a professional DJ, Menelaos played at:


"Cosmos Bar" (Neo Psychiko, Attica)

"Beau Brummell" (Kifissia, Attica)

"Bizart" (Maroussi, Attica)

"Istioploikos" (Piraeus)


plus hundreds of parties, events and weddings as a leading associate of "BerCo Music Entertainment Co.".


It’s worth mentioning a special appearance in Gstaad (Switzerland) and many others in Mykonos island.


In 2001, he resigned from this company and began a solo career. From that point until 2008, he had played at the following venues, as part of their DJs crew:


"Alekos Metropolitan" (Athens)

"Jackson Hall" (Kolonaki, Athens)

"Vive Mar" (Voula, Attica)

"Mi Sueno" (Kolonaki, Athens & Varkiza, Attica)

"Soho" (Gazi, Athens)

"Do It" club stage (Varkiza, Attica)

"Aftershock" (Ios island)

"Belcanto" (Alimos, Attica)

"Seiza" (Glyfada, Attica)

"Monkeys" (Glyfada, Attica)


and many others, in parallel with the exclusive collaborations for entire seasons that are mentioned in the following paragraph.


3. EXCLUSIVE RESIDENCIES (2004-2014):

It should be noted that he had taken entirely all the music matters as the sole resident DJ at some of the higher level club-restaurants and bars in Greece and Cyprus:


"Baron" (Limassol, winter 2014)

"Baraonda" (Athens, winter & summer 2008-2010)

"Alekos Bar" (Kalamos, Attica, summer 2006-2008)

"Kohylia" Polynesian Restaurant (Grand Resort Hotel, Lagonissi, Attica, summer 2004)

"Tria Gourounakia" club stage (Kolonaki, Athens, winter 2005-2007)

"En Plo" (Vouliagmeni, Attica, summer 2005).


4. NIGHTCLUB CO-OWNERSHIP (2010-2012):

From July 2010 until November 2011, Menelaos was the sole resident DJ of "Caliente Bar" (Panormou, Athens) and "Saint Peter’s Beach Bar" (Andros island), preparing himself for the first time as co-owner, together with the owners of those companies, into an upcoming new nightclub:


"Freyja" (Maroussi, Attica) opened its doors in December 2011. A few months later, he chose to withdraw from this partnership for important reasons, having learned the basics of management of such business.


5. WEEKLY EVENTS (2011-2013):

From October 2011 until 2013, Menelaos was running several weekly events across Greece, as their sole resident DJ:


"Dome" (Politia, Attica) Ala Ellinika (winter 2011)

"Freyja" (Maroussi, Attica) Break the Rules (winter 2012)

"Negro" (Tripoli, Peloponnese) Mathimata Ellinikon (winter 2012-2013)

"Aegli Garden" (Zappeion, Athens) Cocktail Thursdays (summer 2012)

"Istioploikos" (Piraeus) Greek Sundays (summer 2012)

"Pegu" (Chalandri, Attica) Break the Rules (winter 2013)

"Sail In" (Paralion Astros, Peloponnese) Greek Therapy (summer 2013)

"Rockfellas the Bar" (Piraeus) Greek Classics (winter 2013).


6. GUEST APPEARANCES (2008-2014):

From August 2008, Menelaos has started to collaborate with nightclubs across Greece as guest DJ for one night only, although it’s not a secret that most of these events have been repeated after the success of the first night.


"Verano" (Xylokastro, Peloponnese, 2008)

"Mojito Bay" (St. Marina, Attica) Opening Night (2009)

"La Playa" (Andros island, 2009)

"Kohyli" (Karystos, Evia island, 2010-2013)

"Marabou" (Andros island, 2010-2013)

"Living Room" (Rethymno, Crete island, 2010-2011)

"Perfect Ten" (Kolonaki, Athens, 2011)

"Skybar" (Faliro, Attica) Opening Night (2011)

"Enigma" (Santorini island, 2011)

"Mayor" (Gazi, Athens, 2011)

"YK Roof Bar" (Elefsina Hotel, Elefsina, Attica, 2012)

"Sail In" (Paralion Astros, Peloponnese, 2012-2014)

"Lithos" (Levidi, Peloponnese, 2012-2013)

"Heart" (Kolonaki, Athens, 2013)

"Enzzo" (Porto Heli, Peloponnese, 2013)

"Blue Sky" (Nafplio, Peloponnese, 2013)

"Centro" (Andros island, 2013)

"Barcode" (Monemvasia, Peloponnese, 2013-2014)

"Casa Dei" (Ermioni, Peloponnese, 2014)

"Negro" (Tripoli, Peloponnese, 2014)

"Meet Me" (Larissa, Thessaly, 2014)

"Ten" (Agrinio, Aetolia-Acarnania, 2014)

"Cavo Bianco" (Ermioni, Peloponnese, 2014)

"Petra Barcode Summer" (Monemvasia, Peloponnese, 2014)

"Eucalyptus" (Leonidion, Peloponnese, 2014)


Last but not least, a unique guest appearance at "Avel Lounge" (Astoria, New York, 2011).


Αlso Menelaos has performed 5 times at "Baron Club" (Limassol, Cyprus, 2014) and once at Kanella Bar (Limassol, Cyprus, 2014).


7. MUSIC DESIGN (2012-2013):

Maybe the greatest reward for his efforts came in October 2012. Menelaos was hired as the music designer for the local branch of "Mood Media", the leading in-store media specialist in more than 40 countries all over the world. From that time until June 2013, when he resigned, had the responsibility for all the music that was played in all the stores of the major brands in Greece ("Cosmote", "Germanos", "Alfa Beta Vasilopoulos", "Jumbo", "Public", "Nike", "Intersport", "Sprider", "Attica", "Tsantilis", "Carouzos", "Ilektroniki", "McDonalds", "Pita Pan", "Raxevsky", "Fullah Sugah", "Mark Aalen", "Marks & Spencer", "Folli Follie", "Korres" and many others).

 

8. MUSIC WEBSITES (2011-2014):

In May 2011 he started as a member at "Radio1.gr", grading and suggesting the best of new dance releases, which are still posted every week on "Radio1.gr" website.


From June 2013 till now, he is a key partner in the pioneering "God Is A DJ.gr" website, the first Greek portal which is totally dedicated to DJing.


Last but not least, he fulfilled one of his most ambitious projects in December 2013. He founded together with the ex-administrator of "Radio1.gr" his own music website, "Music-Plus.gr". A high level website with daily updates on music charts plus, also on international and greek new releases.


9. VDJING EVENTS (2012-2014):

In 2012, Menelaos started mixing, in parallel with the music, the video clips of the songs (VDJing), investing in the best hardware and software for this purpose (Rane Sixty Eight, Macbook Pro i7 and Serato Video). Also he spends time collecting video clips, international and Greek, and improving his VDJing skills.


This special project was presented at the celebration of 10 years of "V.I.Parties Co." (Zappeion, Athens, February 2013), also he performed already as VDJ at the following venues:


"Anadromi" (Nafplio, Peloponnese, 2012)

"Marabou" (Andros island, 2013)

"Enzzo" (Porto Heli, Peloponnese, 2013)

"Caliente Bar" (Panormou, Athens, 2013)


Here it’s worth mentioning that Menelaos is the first VDJ who demonstrated a visual DJ set on "Fader" web TV show ("God Is A DJ.gr" website, on February 2014).


10. RADIO SHOWS (2013-2014):

In October 2013, he took over the DJ mix zone of "Dromos FM" (Cyprus) every Friday and Saturday ("Dromos In The Mix"), mixing the best greek hits ("laiko" and pop style). After three months, full of success, his DJ mix is broadcasted another extra hour, from Monday to Friday ("Ola Ine Dromos In The Mix").

TOP-15 / 25 OCT 2015

1. DJ Pantelis - I Will Rise Up (The Bootleg)

2. Consoul Trainin & Liva K feat. Tikto - The Passenger (Original Mix)

3. David Guetta & Showtek feat. Magic! & Sonny Wilson - Sun Goes Down (Summer Mix)

4. Javier Penna & Cristian Poow - Illusion (Original Mix)

5. DJ Pantelis - What The Funk (Original Mix)

6. The Weeknd - I Can't Feel My Face (Noizy Remix)

7. Purple Disco Maschine & Boris Dlugosch - L.O.V.E. (Original Mix)

8. Marc O'Tool - Let It Go (The Distance & Riddick Remix)

9. Betoko - Blisters (Club Mix)

10. RUFUS - You Were Right (Nora En Pure Remix)

11. Sharam Jey & LouLou Players - Hum Hum (Frey Remix)

12. Andy Caldwell feat. Lisa Shaw - Walking On Air (Original Mix)

13. Blondee feat. Veselina Popova - 7 Hours (Love Mix)

14. Kaz James & Ivan Gough - Inside Your Arms (Extended Mix)

15. OtherSoul - The Night Train

Posted: 25 Oct 2015
TOP-15 / 18 OCT 2015

1. Consoul Trainin & Liva K feat. Tikto - The Passenger (Original Mix)

2. David Morales feat. Janice Robinson - There Must Be Love (Disco Juice Radio Mix)

3. Frey - Just A Lil Bit (Original Mix)

4. DJ Pantelis - What The Funk (Original Mix)

5. Robin Schulz & Moguai feat. Solamay - Save Tonight (Original Mix)

6. Purple Disco Maschine & Boris Dlugosch - L.O.V.E. (Original Mix)

7. The Distance & Riddick feat. Veselina Popova - All Night Long (Original Mix)

8. Marc O'Tool - Let It Go (The Distance & Riddick Remix)

9. Chester Page - Twist In My Sobriety (Original Mix)

10. RUFUS - You Were Right (Nora En Pure Remix)

11. Giacca & Flores - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Original Mix)

12. Andy Caldwell feat. Lisa Shaw - Walking On Air (Original Mix)

13. EDX - Belong (Extended Mix)

14. Blondee feat. Veselina Popova - 7 Hours (Love Mix)

15. Kaz James & Ivan Gough - Inside Your Arms (Extended Mix)

Posted: 18 Oct 2015
TOP-15 / 11 OCT 2015

1. Ferreck Dawn - Jolene (Radio Edit)

2. David Morales feat. Janice Robinson - There Must Be Love (Disco Juice Radio Mix)

3. Frey - Just A Lil Bit (Original Mix)

4. MHE - The Sound Of Silence

5. Robin Schulz & Moguai feat. Solamay - Save Tonight (Original Mix)

6. D.S.F - Need You Tonight (Original Mix)

7. Mansta & Highjacks - Dare Me

8. Sunset Child - Silence (Original Mix)

9. The Distance & Riddick feat. Veselina Popova - All Night Long (Original Mix)

10. My Digital Еnеmy feat. Phil Rizzo - Looking For Soul (Original Mix)

11. Chester Page - Twist In My Sobriety (Original Mix)

12. Giacca & Flores - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Original Mix)

13. EDX - Belong (Extended Mix)

14. Madonna - Like A Virgin (Dousk Remix)

15. Ben Delay - Step Back (Original Mix)

Posted: 11 Oct 2015
TOP-15 / 06 OCT 2015

1. Ferreck Dawn - Jolene (Radio Edit)

2. MHE - The Sound Of Silence

3. Calvin Harris & Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love (Hector Remix)

4. Pantelis Kotakis - Lazy Guitar (Spring Ain't Here)

5. The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Consoul Trainin Remix)

6. D.S.F - Need You Tonight (Original Mix)

7. Mansta & Highjacks - Dare Me

8. Kiesza - Take Me To Church (Sergio feat. O'Neill Sax & K. Tooshin Mix)

9. Giacca & Flores - Can't Go For That (Original Mix)

10. Sunset Child - Silence (Original Mix)

11. My Digital Еnеmy feat. Phil Rizzo - Looking For Soul (Original Mix)

12. Platinum Doug - Play With Me (Original Mix)

13. Madonna - Like A Virgin (Dousk Remix)

14. Moguai feat. Cheat Codes - Hold On

15. Mahmut Orhan feat. Sena Sener - Feel (Original Mix)

Posted: 06 Oct 2015
TOP-15 / 27 SEP 2015

1. Iyeoka - Simply Falling (DJ Antonio Extended Mix)

2. Laurent Wolf vs Lucas & Steve - Calinda 2K15 (Original Mix)

3. Calvin Harris & Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love (Hector Remix)

4. Nikko Sunset - Andalusia (Chris IDH Remix)

5. Pantelis Kotakis - Lazy Guitar (Spring Ain't Here)

6. The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Consoul Trainin Remix)

7. Kiesza - Take Me To Church (Sergio feat. O'Neill Sax & K. Tooshin Mix)

8. Giacca & Flores - Can't Go For That (Original Mix)

9. David Guetta - Just A Little More Love (Ibitaly Remix)

10. Platinum Doug - Play With Me (Original Mix)

11. Michael Jackson - Beat It (Pete Bellis & Tommy Remix)

12. Starkillers & Nadia Ali - Pressure (Classic Mix)

13. Moguai feat. Cheat Codes - Hold On

14. Redondo, Ryann Lyness & Subjective - Voices

15. Mahmut Orhan feat. Sena Sener - Feel (Original Mix)

Posted: 29 Sep 2015