Berlin-based dj and techno producer Savas Pascalidis has been steadily making his mark in underground electronic music circles since his first releases in the mid-90s. He runs his own label Sweatshop and spins at various clubs worldwide.
Enthralled by the music of labels like Prelude, Westend, Salsoul, Rams Horn, DJ International, Trax Records in the early 80s, he started to collect and spin records from Hip Hop, Electro, Rare Grooves, Disco, Funk, Hi-NRG, Acid, House, Rave, EBM and Techno through the 90’s and he has spent all his life exploring all facets of underground dance music
Born in south germany and later moved to berlin, the well-traveled DJ has been among the restless and classically minded members of the dance music community over the last decades. Rooted in the pioneering techno innovations and influenced by the likes of Underground Resistance, 430 West. KMS, Relief, Dance Mania, Metroplex, Jeff Mills, DBX, Robert Hood, Joey Beltram and many more he developed skills that led him into producing records and made a name for himself since the mid ’90s Techno scene with a series of dark, loopy and groove driven dancefloor orientated techno music. Pure and simple. But above all he is a DJ, transformed by music, passionate about the crowd.. Yet he is also a discoverer of old and new sounds, and has an rich musical culture.
His releases earned him a reputation for being something of a dance music purist. With his over 25 years experience of playing and collecting records, with a huge vinyl collection of approximately more than 25,000 Records, his sets comprise a wide range of the most important currents electronic music went through over the last 25 years. His energetic sets are based on classic hypnotic US-techno, deep and heavy grooves with a touch of stronger non-vocal house tracks. Another example of his DJ integrity is the fact that he still prefering the qualities of vinyl and has never played any kind of music in digital form
Throughout a career spanning many decades he has worked to main-tain a constant flow of creativity within the house and techno sphere. Never losing focus, he never prepare any sets upfront and everything is decided at the venue to keep everything interesting, organic and never really the same. He is one of those DJ’s who just plays what he likes the most and would like to hear himself being on a dancefloor.
As with his productions, his strength as a DJ is his versatility. Depending on the night and the crowd, he can throw down various styles of T echno.Stylistically, he never limited himself to any sub genre, instead, he constantly looked out for new ways of expressing himself
Savas Pascalidis has released and remixed music on respected labels such as Gigolo Records, Kurbel, Non Series, Mote Evolver, Stockholm LTD, Children of Tommorow, Skudge, Figure and many more.