softcore

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About


Softcore showed his interest in music at an early age by listening to various (and sometimes contradictional) genres of music and later on by studying anything related to music, composition and production. At schoolyears he took up guitar lessons which didnt last long because his dream always was to produce a complete music piece from scratch and not just playing an instrument! Technological achievements were always his other passion and along with that he was always fascinated by digital forms of art!
So it simply makes sense that nowadays, Softcore is creating his own musical pieces based on electronic-dance music with a mixture from old style house, new tech beats, minimalistic techno and dark atmospheres! He is considered by more than a few a "perfectionist" regarding the quality of the final production and he is well known for his extended use (and abuse) of MIDI - OSC controllers as parts of his performance routines.

His releases have received support from producers and DJs such as Fernando Ferreyra (Outside the Box, Frisky), Herc Kass (Proton, Pure.FM), Hypnotic Duo (Deepsessions), Placid (Lightworks, Frisky Radio), Sasha Le Monnier (Proton Radio, DI.FM), Jerome Robins (Bedrock, ensonicFM), 16 bit Lolitas (Bits n Pieces, Frisky Radio), Ingo Vogelmann (A&R FriskyRecords, L2 Music) and Aaron Lee (PureFM) amongst others.
His tracks have also appeared in compilations alongside producers such as Alex D'Elia (Ready2Rock, Rekluse), Lutzenkirchen, Mynude (Several Reasons Recordings, Frucht), Wally Lopez (theFactoria), SCSI-9 (Kompakt), Solee (Get Physical Music), SQL (Gem, Form), Tomkraft, Zoo Brazil, and others while as a DJ he has participated in events with Axel Karakasis (Remain Records), Christian Smith (Tronic Music), Mark Reeve (Cocoon Recordings, Drumcode), Tom Hades (Rhythm Convert(ed)), Lutzenkirchen, the Advent (Kombination Research, Codeworks) and many more.

Releases


Broken EP

(4 Tracks, MP3, EP)
Calesthesia, Floating Joint, System Delusive, Broken
Hypothermik Musik, 2013

Polyticks EP

(4 Tracks, MP3, EP)
Future (intro), Back To Basics, Prejudiced, Polyticks
Hypothermik Musik, 2012

Control Freak EP

(4 Tracks, MP3, EP)
Symmetry, Been A Long Time, Control Freak, The Sick Boy
Hypothermik Musik, 2011

Tamahagane EP

(3 Tracks, MP3, EP)
Dara, Tamahagane, Never as one
Hypothermik Musik, 2010

Remixes


Strain Base Remixed

(2 Tracks, MP3, EP)
Strain Base (Softcore remix)
Ready 2 Rock, 2011

Umbel Remixes Vol 2

(CD, Maxi)
Umbel (Softcore Remix)
Elektrotribe, 2010

Compilations


No More Idols! 6

(25 tracks, MP3, Comp)
Been A Long Time
Budenzauber, 2012

Fragments 3

(20 tracks, MP3, Comp)
Tamahagane
Momentum League, 2011

Doppelgänger Presents Techhouse Underground Vol. 8

(27 tracks, MP3, Comp)
The Sick Boy
Doppelgänger, 2011

Techno Underground Vol. 6

(29 tracks, MP3, Comp)
Tamahagane
Doppelgänger, 2010

Fresh Minimal Breed: Volume 3

(10 tracks, MP3, Comp)
Rokit
Plusquam Division, 2009

News


Softcore at Sound Directiva - Maze Thursday, September 25, 2014

MAZE is a new open-air dance stage that was created by vibrant people coming from different backgrounds, all drawn together by their common love for music. This unified team has a strong belief that the Athenian underground music scene is still alive, but can only breathe through events which respect and promote it accordingly.

  • when: Thursday, September 25, 2014
  • where: Maze open air, Orfeos 182, 118 55 Athens, Greece
  • entrance: free

Softcore's DJ set at Maze

Recording of Softcore's DJ set at MAZE, performed on the 23rd of September, 2014.


Object 04

Live jamming - no audio loops were used.


Music


Releases

Releases are available on all major online stores such as Beatport, JunoDownload and iTunes.

Projects


Everything Softcore is involved in, from web radio shows to music software development. Being a firm believer that personal tools help to attain personal style and unleash creativity and imagination, Softcore is sharing his own set of music software tools and creations. Feel free to use them if you think you can make something good out of them.

All the projects at a glance
Lemur was a dedicated hardware touch surface controller originally released by Jazzmutant and after the original hardware was discontinued, Lemur was ported to iOS and continued to be developed by Liine. The whole concept is backed up by an active user community and of course a dedicated user library where Softcore has contributed his personal ideas.
Anything related to Ableton Live
Anything related to Max/MSP and Max For Live
Softcore's radio shows and podcasts

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