House of Numbers: Stevie R & Parisinos

HOUSE OF NUMBERS
Stevie R & Parisinos

We’ve been closely following London-based Greek artists and Inside Out Records bosses Stavros Potamitis, aka Stevie R, and Constantinos Parisinos, aka Parisinos, for quite sometime now, and it’s safe to say that they never cease to amaze us. Stevie R continues to push his beloved creation, the “Rebetronica sound”,  dynamically fusing the Rebetiko folk music of his Greek homeland with cutting edge influences and analogue electronics, alongside his close friend and frequent collaborator Parisinos. The pair recently dropped their first full EP as a duo titled “Tekes” on Playground Records, a great four-tracker of dark magic, mystical chants and trippy atmospheres. 

The one and only Stevie R and his partner-in-crime Parisinos make a pit stop at LAGASTA and enters its series of mini-interviews “House of Numbers”, counting down all his favourite things.

Let’s go! 

ONE song for your city…

Three Drives – Greece 2000

TWO things you’ll do when lockdown is over…

– Berghain
– Decompress on a Greek island for the rest of the week

THREE things that you always have in your fridge…

1. Ouzo
2. Beer
3. And a beer glass that sits in the freezer

FOUR tracks you can’t wait to play when clubs reopen…

– Zillas on Acid – A Wonderful Time in a Terrible Club (Fantastic Twins Remix)
– Omar S – Mid 90’s 
– Benedikt Frey – New Now
– Parple – El Día Oscuro

FIVE people you are influenced by…

– Vangelis
– Freddie Mercury
– Noam Chomsky
– Malala Yousafzai
– The Obama’s

 

 

 

SIX reasons to be grateful…

– Family
– Friends,
– Having jobs we enjoy
– Making music together
– Meeting people we love and admire through music
– The NHS

SEVEN things you love in London…

– Diversity
– Food
– Music
– Pubs
– Sadler’s Wells
– Tate Modern
– and of course the Queen 

EIGHT things you love from the ’80s…

– Yazoo – Don’t Go
– Prince – Purple Rain
– Freddie Mercury
– David Bowie
– All the 80s Metallica albums
– Nicos Karvellas
– Back to the Future
– Cars with built in ash trays – yes that was a thing! 

NINE minute track (or even more) that you wish it was even longer…

Aphrodite’s Child – All the seats were occupied; 19 minutes, 20 seconds and still not enough…

 

TEN years later, how do you imagine yourself…

Making music with more grey hair and probably significantly larger waist sizes…

 

ELEVEN minutes to draw something for LAGASTA…

 

TWELVE minutes to save the world. What would you do if you were a superpower leader?

We would define “superpower leader” in a different way…our superpower would be the strongest one and that is why we are “superpower leaders”; the power to spread love, hopefully that will help.

 

THIRTEEN-year-old Stevie R & Parisinos are dreaming to be…

Astronauts, still trying…

Stevie R & Parisinos have returned with their first full EP as a duo titled “Tekes”. 

The Takes” EP on Playground Records is a four-tracker of dark magic, mystical chants and trippy atmospheres. The record features two original tracks; The title track is based on the old life, more meaningful and personal; slow analog repetitive percussions, traditional greek instruments and old movie vocal samples, setting the scene in an old circus that seems to be winding down after years on tour. “Yiare” in contrast is a late night screaming track where dancers can let go of their inhibitions and express themselves. The EP comes backed with two delightful remixes from the Romanian duo Khidja and London based artist Mytron.

Pick up your copy here.

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