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LABELS: Stil Vor Talent / Crossfrontier Audio / Eklektisch / Movement Recordings

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Biography

“Danito & Athina”- behind this name are the two cologne (Germany) Artists who harmonies together privately just as musically. The charismatic Duo “Danito & Athina” are calling attention with the Releases on Stil Vor Talent / Crossfrontier Audio / Eklektisch / Jeudi / Light my Fire. Their sound is a mix of Tech-House, Underground and Progressive.

“Danito” who has been producing for 20 years in the techno scene, made his passion to his job. People also know him from many releases on big labels like Cocoon, Suara, Moon Harbour etc.
Now Danito do only music together with Athina and it´s a never ending Story……

“Athina” is a producer from cologne, who has her roots in the soul music. The greek / german woman spent all her time for the music.
She love to produce songs and she sing a lot of vocals in their own tracks. The last 6 years she worked every day with Danito in the studio, but that´s normal for this duo. They only live for the music.

You can feel the passion in their common projects, because there is always a surprising, fresh and epic sound.

So get ready for the dynamic Artist Duo and enjoy!

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Interview

Hello mate!  How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hello, we are fine here in Cologne and today we start the day with some office work. Later we check some promos and after we go in the studio to work a bit on some remixes  … a lot of things to do that the next year will go on like this year.

Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
We had a lot of tracks in October that came out. We had a Remix on Time has Changed … a Track on Hernan Cattaneo´s Label Sudbeat where we was on a Compilation with some great talented Artists. And our last EP on Edu Imbernons label Eklektisch was our second EP on his label. We feel good with the crew and love the work from them.

Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
We think the most attention so far was our stuff on Marc Poppckes Label Crossfrontier Audio … Solomun played some of it …

Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
We really looking forward to the end of the year. Espacilly for our 4 track Ep on Stil Vor Talent. Also we have a long waited track on Culprit that we made with Sebastian Porter. For next year we have some great things in the pipeline … We start with a EP on Jeudi with a massive Remix from Innellea after it comes a Ep on Heinz Music where the labelhead Marcus Meinhardt makes a Remix… also we have some single Tracks and a lot of remixes that we have to finish…

As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
Our Favourite place is Barcelona … we had some special moments there… especially the secret Beach Partys where we had a lot of fun. The energy and the smiling faces was so impressive…

What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
All of our Sisyphos (Berlin) gigs are super special, this underground atmosphere and the 4 hours give us some space for our set to bring the people in Extase. Also we loved our gig this year in Greece in Goa Beach Club where we play till the sun comes up above the ocean. Really Special Location. Armenien we played there at the Before Room and it was also really cool … Some days ago we played on the Springtij Events Boat Party and the energy from this people was so amazing! Also Nice was our trip to ADE where we also play on the Movement Label Showcase… we had a lot of fun!

What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
We play a lot from our own tracks and for sure the really work. Other tracks that we like are so many and it changes often… we look every week for new tracks to keep our set updated and fresh.

Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
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Playlist:

1 Bookwood – Detuned World [URSL]
2 Fashion Victimz – Conga Conga [Movement Recordings]
3 Jonas Saalbach – Pull On The Strings ft. Morina Miconnet (Tim Engelhardt Remix) [Einmusik]
4 Dan Buri – Break The Ice [Movement Recordings]
5 Danito & Athina – Kos [Stil Vor Talent]
6 Armen Miran, Hraach – Mysterious World [Earthly Delights]
7 Adz – Carina [Global Underground]
8 Danito & Athina – Aris [Sudbeat]
9 Tim Engelhardt – Beyond Time (Fideles Remix) [Pokerflat]
10 Danito & Athina – Dionysos [Stil Vor Talent]
11 Fashion Victimz – Jungle Bell (Dousk Remix) [Movement Recordings]
12 Severin Su – Elephant Cry (Just Her Remix) [Exotic Refreshment]
13 WhoMadeWho – Dynasty (Jimi Jules Remix) [Embassy of Music]
14 Mano Le Tough – Your Heavy Head [Pampa]