Dimitris Lilis

Founder of Athenian indie label “Just Gazing”, cut his teeth in Greek music industry by hosting events during late 00’s for the likes of Optimo, Andrew Weatherall, Rob Da Bank, Dirty Soundsytsem, Horse Meat Disco and many more in established venues such as Bios, Soul Stereo or Yoga Bala.

Exercising his music writer side for avopolis.gr since 2007, alongside Sonik music magazine, he got connected with most of the Greek alternative acts and soon produced a 3xCD compilation named “City Campers” for Sound Of Everything label, introducing to local radios and listeners the young talents of Monsieur Minimal, Sillyboy, Your Hand In Mine, Lumiere and many more.

In 2010, launched his own imprint Just Gazing Records by releasing Sillyboy’s debut lp “Played”, a record that ended up on many of best of the year lists and gave the artist a Status magazine “new artist of the year” nominee. Ever since, Just Gazing is well known for breaking new artists in the Greek audience, while Lilis is representing most of Gazing artists publishing rights all over Europe.

Early 2014, got involved on what meant to be a great journey, so far. Being a close friend to Greek artist Monika, he introduced her to Menahan Street Band members and A&R her international debut “Secret In The Dark” produced by Homer Steinweiss in Brooklyn, NYC and released via Other Music – Fat Possum worldwide.

A hard work 3 year period followed the album release. Two U.S. tours, a French tour, a French media promo tour and a European one where being both tour manager and day to day manager for Monika, got him most of his breaking a new artist worldwide knowledge . From 7 shows to 3 days at CMJ conference in NYC to her infamous Tiny Desk Session on NPR or headline spots in Transmusicales and back to back promo sessions for French TV, it was quite an experience with tons of street knowledge and networking.

Back in his hometown, for the period 2017 – 2018, aside of touring with acts such as The Wedding Singers, Sillyboy or kos K. he is now running a new series of underground live shows called “Superbad ATH” at the basement of a Pizza place named “Crust” in Athens’ downtown, while developing a wide range of new artists, from jazz funk greats TFATFY to Sillyboy’s Ghost Relatives soft rock, or Cookie’s nu soul.

Lilis has also been and always be a dj and radio host. Alongside his brother, as Lilis Bros Djs they have performed alongside 2ManysDjs, Steve Aoki, Maceo Plex, Dam Funk and many more while being part of the Greek festivals circus from Synch to Rewors for as long as Greek festival became a thing.

Their dance oriented radio show at offradio.gr got them a strong following and just recently he returned to the form of internet radio, as a program director for avopolisradio.gr while also became a weekly host of “Athens Incoming” a specialist show focusing on the always evolving Greek scene at Athens Voice radio 102,5 every weekend 6-7pm.

E-mail: lilisdimitrisath@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilis.dimitris

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilisdim/


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