Many people are responsible for the resurgence and increased support for vinyl, but none more so than Material Records owner and superstar DJ Mihalis Safras! A vinyl only DJ/Producer from Greece, you will find Mihalis spinning and weaving his tech and deep house flavours all over the world.
He first came to my attention on the DJ Sounds Show in September 2015. Mihalis played a beautiful blend of deep and funky house and really caught my ear! I enjoyed the fact that he wasn’t content with the onboard DJM effects opting for an additional dimension with the Pioneer RMX500 which I can say from personal experience is a great bit of kit, which I actually prefer to the RMX1000.
I had bought three Material labelled records before I even made the association with Mihalis. With artists such as Gene Farris, Anotr, Noir, Dale Howard, Darius Syrossian, Waze&Odysey, Oxia, Yvan Genkins, Oxia, Mark Broom & himself you can see why the label has done so well. The Matreial label services the dancefloor beautifully with a steady stream of high quality releases on vinyl as well as through digital outlets such as Beatport. Whilst Material focuses more on floor filling tech and deep house, Materialism takes a look at the funkier side of life. Both labels not to be missed along with his other label ventures!
The ease of digital music and sheer volume of readily available music make it even more special when Djs like Mihalis continue to promote, play and champion vinyl only playing across the world and that is what makes Mihalis Safras our very first VSD Hero!