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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 / 12 JUN 2015

1. Hozier feat. Jasmine Thompson - Take Me To Church (Liva K Remix)

2. Feder feat. Lyse - Goodbye (Chris IDH Remix)

3. Dino MFU feat. Sad Puppy - Bolivar (Original Mix)

4. Booka Shade feat. Karin Park - Line Of Fire (Tube & Berger Remix)

5. Croatia Squad - Back To Life (Original Mix)

6. Christos Fourkis - All I Want Is Your Love (Club Mix)

7. Claptone feat. Jaw - Secret Lover (Original Mix)

8. Claptone feat. Jaw - Dear Life (Original Mix)

9. Ocean's Four - California Dreamin (Fedo Mora & Oki Doro Mix)

10. Dino MFU feat. Gabriel - Like Lovers Do (Sad Puppy Remix)

11. Radiohead - Creep (Best Seller Remix)

12. Marc Mysterio vs Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (Teenage Mutants Remix)

13. The Chainsmokers - Let You Go (The Golden Pony Remix)

14. Change - The Glow Of Love (Re-Tide Remix)

15. Parov Stelar - Demon Dance

Posted: 12 Jun 2015
TOP-15 / 25 MAY 2015

1. Andrey Exx & Troitski feat. Diva Vocal - Here Comes The Rain (Original Mix)

2. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - Soul Makossa (Money) (Club Mix)

3. Duke Dumont - The Giver (Zerb Remix)

4. West.K & Saccao feat. Diva Voca - Finally (Sax Version)

5. Sante Cruze - Get So High (Original Mix)

6. Dino MFU feat. Gabriel - Can You (Radio Edit)

7. DiscoVer. - Sweet Home Alabama (Original Mix)

8. Lee Cabrera - Shake It (The Distance & Riddick Remix)

9. Hurts - Wonderful Life (Anton Ishutin Unofficial Edit)

10. Ash feat. Naila - Sing It Back (Moloko Cover)

11. Andrey Exx, Troitski & Vee Groove - Love You So Much (Original Mix)

12. Mark Angelo feat. Natalia - Without Your Love

13. Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina - Stereo Love (G.Voudouris 2K15 Remake)

14. Sanny X feat. Grace Niarou - Supersonic

15. ZHU - Feel Love Faded (DJ Pete 2k15 Mashup)

Posted: 25 May 2015
TOP-15 / 06 MAY 2015

1. Louie Vega & Jay 'Sinister' Sealee starring Julie McKnight - Diamond Life (Nikos Diamantopoulos Remix)

2. Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MO - Lean On (Hector Remix)

3. Harvey Mason - Groovin' You (DJ Pantelis ReWork)

4. Robin Skouteris vs Hector - Uptown Disco Stuff (9 Artists Mashup)

5. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance Somebody (Extended Naxsy Remix)

6. Andain - Beautiful Things (Dapa Deep Remix)

7. Ollin Kan - Down Under (Original Mix)

8. Nikko Sunset - Desire (Radio Mix)

9. Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - Outside (Zenn X Kid Angelo Remix)

10. Black Birdz & Monrabeatz - Stay (The Equalizers Remix)

11. Robin Schulz feat. Ilsey - Headlights (Original Mix)

12. Kraak & Smaak feat. Keyhole - All I Want Is You

13. Hot Chip - Need You Now

14. TWAN Collective feat. Elena - Back To You (Original Mix)

15. Faithless - Insomnia (Calippo 2015 Remix)

Posted: 06 May 2015
TOP-15 / 09 APR 2015

1. Sergio T & DJ Spy feat. Dim Gerrard - Fighting 4 Love

2. Lost Frequencies - Are You With Me (Mahmut Orhan Remix)

3. Deepjack & Mr. Nu - Gotta Tell You (Original Mix)

4. Livin R & Zeff feat. Louise Carver - Easy (Club Mix) / (Original Mix)

5. Chic feat. Nile Rodgers - I'll Be There / (EP Version)

6. Micky More - Downtown L.A. (Andy Tee Main Mix)

7. JazzyFunk feat. Veselina Popova - Sometimes I Cry (Original Mix)

8. DiscoVer. - Vogue (Original Mix)

9. Deso - Only For You (Original Mix)

10. Bang La Decks - Aide (Original Mix)

11. Heiken, Base On & Fernando Mello - Yourself (Bruno Be Remix)

12. Alien Disco Sugar - R & J (Aegean Vocal Mix)

13. Knight Horse - Sandstorm (Club Mix)

14. Bougenvilla feat. Jared Hiwat - Homeless (Original Mix)

15. Pretty Pink feat. Janine Villforth - Gunfire (Original Mix)

Posted: 09 Apr 2015
TOP-15 / 27 MAR 2015

1. Armin Van Buuren feat. Sharon Den Adel - In And Out Of Love (Lost Frequencies Remix)

2. Christos Fourkis - Dirty Secrets (Nico V Violin Edit)

3. Deepjack & Mr. Nu feat. Veselina Popova - Crush (Liva K & Maxim Kurtys Remix)

4. Martin Garrix feat. Usher - Don't Look Down

5. Redondo & Bolier feat. She Keeps Bees - Every Single Piece (Original Mix)

6. Milk & Sugar vs Simon Harris - Bass (How Low Can You Go) (Original Mix)

7. Duke Dumont feat. Esther Veen - I Got U Baby (Vijay & Sofia Zlatko Remix)

8. Kygo vs Avicii - Wake Me Up Firestone (DJ Spy Mash Up)

9. Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do (Pascal Junior Remix)

10. Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do (Cosmic Dawn Club Remix)

11. Ben Delay - Don't Stop (Original Mix)

12. Francesco Rossi & Dirty Vegas - Heartbeat

13. Frankie Lluc & Chris Child - Shiny Balls (Original Mix)

14. KarlK & GuitK - Jeff (Original Mix)

15. Vlada Asanin & Jerome Robins feat. Danielle Simeone - Rapture (Original Mix)

Posted: 27 Mar 2015