New Vlastur release is OUT NOW! Vlastur - Dub Band In Trance
New Vlastur release is OUT today!
Vlastur - Dub Band In Trance - Parvati Records
His first EP with us at Parvati Records - Parvati In Dub - was an experiment: Remixing in his classic Dub style 4 classic parvati-tunes.
Due to the success and the very positive response to it we decided to continue our collaboration, and now Vlastur has pushed the borders of his music creating 4 new tracks combining the 4/4 trance rhythm with dub sonorities.
The tempo is set at 140 Bpm and the purpose is to make you dub & dance!
Vlastur started his journey into music as a Bass player. Back in the mid-80's, he was a founding member of the Cohash Funk, an underground funky Athenian group. In 1998 alongside Frequency Freak, fellow Cohash funk guitarist and Spiris, a dubby drummer, formed "Apeuthias Syndesi" now known as Direct Connection, a dub experimental laboratory. They released "Dub Infection" in 2007. Even though he started as a Bassist in Direct Connection, he was the main FX Sound Engineer of the band.
In the meanwhile, he was also working as a session musician with various artists and bands. In 2004 he teamed up with Palyrria an ethnic-electronica band and in 2005 recorded "Methexy" with them and has played in many of their gigs.
The (InterAxion Dub-2009 Equation recs) project was the first full-length work of Vlastur. Influenced by all his beloved sounds from Dub to Dubstep through Psy, Ambient, Drum n' Bass and Traditional Mediterranean sounds!
In early 2015 Parvati recs released the EP "Parvati In Dub by Vlastur".It's about an RMX project by him in Dub with some of the very well known tunes of Parvati label artists flavoured by Vlastur's sound!!(second part is on the way).
He participated like the bass player in the superband "Novelty Engine" with the artists Ajja, Cedric "Congo" Myton, R.ZEE Jackson, Steve Hillage (System 7), Miquette Giraudy (System 7) , Dick Trevor, Ott and Dymons on August of 2015 and 2016 at the main stage of OZORA Festival in Hungary.
Except for those artists, Vlastur has co-operated with artists such Gaudi, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Irina Mikhailova, Etnica, Tengri, Jef Stott and others.This year he is working on a new project called Herbal Orchestra with Merv Pepler (EatStatic) Basil Brooks and Gabor (Operenzia)
Vlastur Full Band is the live project for him. The active members right now are: Dark Elf (Synth/Machines) + Adil Smaali on vox and Moroccan instruments, Nikos Korkovilis on drums, Nickolas Yiakoumis on guitars G.Verix as a sound engineer,special guest for our last gigs has been Daniel Symon at percussions.
Vlastur believes that the sound evolves constantly while the vibe remains the same, from Rock n' Roll to Punk and from Dub to Psy.