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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 / 24 MAR 2015

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

2. The Avener feat. Ane Brun - To Let Myself Go

3. Federico Scavo - Walking Around (Original Mix)

4. Klingande feat. Broken Back - Riva (Restart The Game) (Original Version)

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

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

7. Chris Voli & Jordi - Get Down (Original Mix)

8. Sergio T & DJ Spy feat. Dim Gerrard - Don't Go (Melanie Morena Remix)

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

10. Leandro Da Silva - Sing It Back (Original Mix)

11. Shaya - Sunshine

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

13. Francesco Rossi & Dirty Vegas - Heartbeat

14. Pink Panda feat. Kim Porter - Trippin (Original Mix)

15. KarlK & GuitK - Jeff (Original Mix)

Posted: 24 Mar 2015
TOP-15 / 12 MAR 2015

1. Solomun - Love Recycled-Nico V (Electric Violin Edit)

2. The Avener feat. Ane Brun - To Let Myself Go

3. Deepjack & Mr.Nu feat. Veselina Popova - Crush (Kovary Remix)

4. Maiy feat. Mark F. Angelo - Sweet Harmony

5. Federico Scavo - Walking Around (Original Mix)

6. Klingande feat. Broken Back - Riva (Restart The Game) (Original Version)

7. MHE - The Thrill Is Gone (Original Mix)

8. Christos Fourkis - Makes Me Wonder (Do Not Wonder 2015 Mix)

9. Sam Feldt - Show Me Love (Original Mix)

10. Chris Voli & Jordi - Get Down (Original Mix)

11. Tom Boxer - Morena My Love (2015 Summer Deep Version Extended)

12. Sergio T & DJ Spy feat. Dim Gerrard - Don't Go (Melanie Morena Remix)

13. Braybrooke - Tony's Jingo Horn (Anastasio Bootleg)

14. Leandro Da Silva - Sing It Back (Original Mix)

15. Shaya - Sunshine

Posted: 12 Mar 2015
TOP-15 / 01 MAR 2015

1. Playmen & Alceen feat. Mia - Love Song (Mahmut Orhan Remix)

2. Basement Jaxx - Power To The People (Hold Me Mix)

3. Frey - Love Like This (Original Mix)

4. HouseTwins feat. Helena Paparizou - Love Till It's Over

5. Kovacs - I 've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) (Tasos Pilarinos Remix Extended)

6. Ed Sheeran - Make It Rain (Issy Rework)

7. Energy Deejays feat. The Mode - Not You (Extended Mix)

8. Angel Stoxx feat. Demy - Where Is The Love

9. Dirty Vegas - Save A Prayer (Original Mix)

10. Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew (Liva K Edit)

11. Dulce Pontes - Cancao Do Mar (Pat Siaz 2015 Edit)

12. Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto feat. Ane Brun - Can't Stop Playing (Makes Me High) (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Satlo Vocal Mix)

13. Deep Zone Project - Hazard

14. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Hector Remix)

15. Nina Simone - Feeling Good (Simon Field Remix)

Posted: 01 Mar 2015
TOP-15 / 15 FEB 2015

1. Nikko Sunset - Andalusia (Original Mix)

2. Andain - Beautiful Things (Argy Rous Bootleg)

3. Yves Larock - Rise Up (Dito Remix)

4. The Shoes & Beth Ditto - Cerrone's Supernature

5. Nelly Furtado - Say It Right (Bebo Le Vrai Remix)

6. Martin Solveig & GTA - Intoxicated (Original Mix)

7. Dino Grand & Roni Iron - Touch Me (All Night Long) (Stefan Biniak Remix)

8. Me & My Toothbrush - Late Night Call (Original Mix)

9. Stella - Picking Words

10. Axwell & Ingrosso - Something New (Amtrac Remix)

11. Sade - Pearls (Timo Jahns Remix)

12. Nightshift - Cant Explain (Original Mix)

13. Markou Trifon feat. Mark Ever - Slave Of Heart

14. Dirty Vegas - Save A Prayer

15. Funkerman feat. J.W. - The Masterplan (Original Mix)

Posted: 15 Feb 2015
TOP-15 / 08 FEB 2015

1 Kovacs - My Love (Best Seller Remix)

2 Consoul Trainin - Roses (Original Mix)

3 Lilly Wood & The Prick - Prayer In C (DJ Tarkan & V-Sag Remix)

4 Yves Larock - Rise Up (Dito Remix)

5 Nelly Furtado - Say It Right (Bebo Le Vrai Remix)

6 Martin Solveig & GTA - Intoxicated (Original Mix)

7 Me & My Toothbrush - Late Night Call (Original Mix)

8 Stella - Picking Words

9 Luca Debonaire, Nick Fiorucci & Matt Auston feat. Angela De Sario - Bang! (Extended Mix)

10 Sade - Pearls (Timo Jahns Remix)

11 Dr Kappas - Crazy

12 Nightshift - Cant Explain (Original Mix)

13 Dirty Vegas - Save A Prayer

14. Giorgio Moroder feat. Kylie Minogue - Right Here, Right Now

15. Erick Morillo & Harry Romero feat. Shawnee Taylor - Devotion (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix)

Posted: 08 Feb 2015