Photo taken by Titanas, found on Flickr
We asked everyone out there in the SoundCloud Community to vote for the city they would like to see featured this week for SoundCloud Local (by the way, thanks to everyone who voted), and you guys picked out the capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens! συγχαρητήρια!
The Q Orchestra
It’s time to get funky with The Q Orchestra, also known as Quasamodo, or Dimitris Nassios! The tracks he has up on his SoundCloud page will make you want to move in your seat, and/or maybe will even get you out of your seat. Don’t believe it? Hear them for yourself below and head to his SoundCloud page for more.
Now, chill out a bit to some experimental, improvisational, ambient tracks by Urbanoise! This project began in 2005, when two friends decided to start working together in hopes of portraying creative interaction and experimenting. Check out what this interaction and experimenting sounds like below!
Drawing electronic sounds, southTechnique is a down-tempo indie artist based in Athens. Besides the tracks he produces, he also has some very cool field recordings: one of a cricket and another of the relaxing sounds at the beach. You can hear those and his other productions in the player below.
Now, it’s time for some abstract tracks by very active SoundCloud member, zenjungle! He does many collaborations throughout the ‘Cloud, some collaborations include another Athens-based SoundClouder named Pascal.. He uses field recording samples and lots of crazy noises.
Keep Shelly in Athens
Keep Shelly in Athens is a new, up-and-coming duo comprised of RΠЯ and Sarah P.. Their debut 12” vinyl EP, “In Love With Dusk”, was released in 2010 and they sold out of copies quickly after the release. They’re getting more and more notice, so check ’em out while their stuff is hot!
And that’s not all, folks! For more, check out citysounds.fm/athens
If you’re based in Athens, please join the group and submit some tracks.
To see all the cities featured so far, click this link!