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Cover: K.Atou


Started collecting electronic music oriented records at the age of 17, djing at the age of 18, when she played as a guest dj at one of the biggest and most upfront clubs in athens (her home town) Bossa Nostra. Then back to Corfu she continued with frequent parties and a radio show every weekend as well as a series of parties. The sessions lasted a year, till she moved to UK due to a university scholarship. As soon as she got back, got frequent gigs at cafeina (athens) and later at astron bar (athens-psiri), and monthly afterhour party (almodobar,gazi).In UK it seems she found one of the most inspiring friends and formed a team Les Rythmes Minimales along with Fanny G promoting the minimal sound around Greece. Winter 2005 found K.atou (aka katie_m) with another collaboration along with Zero:One (I love Aki, Minimal London) & Bonzo creating a team called .:MinimalAthens:., ( In the meantime she performed in different venues in Athens such as: Danza, Factory, Wunderbar, Vanilla, Pink party as well as famous Synch festival of contemporary electronic arts on the Red Bull Home Groove stage. In 2006 the NY label Goosehound assigned her as "foreign diplomat". After a trip in US and CAN for music meditating, asshe likes to claim, started working on production. First collaboration with Nutown Project found its roof at the respected Berlin based Einmaleins musik label. She has performed at Animo3 festival Madrid, Barcelona, Cluj, Oreada, Chicago, Detroit, Plauen,Berlin, and become as well a member of the London Multivitamins nights family. K.atou changed her base during 2006 from Athens to London and in summer 2007 moved to berlin. Her online mixtapes, as well as her yearly appearance at the Detroit Electronic Music Festivalis after-hours parties have become staples of the underground house and techno scene, and has played at almost every major city in the US and Europe, as well as festivals such as Glastonbury and Rizzla event. This Athens-born young lady is responsible for bringing fresh four-to-the-floor beats to her city's clubs, but quickly outgrew her territory and transplanted to Berlin and the UK where her career skyrocketed to international recognition. Today sheis a globe-trotting DJ femme-fatale with a vault of Chicago and Detroit house gems that have become the core of her creative house-based sets. She shows off just how tasteful and passionate she is about good house music.