Born and bred in Thessaloniki, Andreas Dimitriadis began reciprocating music from an early age absorbed in his father’s record collection. From his musical studies, he applied his training to a range of artistic outlets, jamming in local bands, producing tracks for freestyle groups and creating scores for short films. And.ID spent a great portion of his time sifting through records, discovering new worlds and building relationships in his favourite getaway spot, Playground record store in Thessaloniki.
In 2002, And.ID became active in the local scene with NON, the greek artist’s collective responsible for the Reworks Electronic Music Festival and club nights throughout the country and his first release appeared on Thinner. One year later after attended the Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town and shortly thereafter released on Ware Records. In 2008 he entered the Berlin music scene with “One is not enough” his Mobilee records debut that showcased both intricate production skills and unique integration of live components, the latter of which has lent an inimitable sound to his material.
In 2010 And.ID took his unique amalgam of electronics and live instrumentation to its further reaches, with his ambitious and celebrated instalment for Mobilee’s Back to Back compilation series. Alongside a disc of curated highlights from the label’s catalogue, he formed the And.ID and BAND collective for a second disc of live jazz interpretations of Mobilee classics. And.ID had his first release on 2020vision “Need for Chicago” and a track he produced with Anja Schneider is featured on Hedi’s Jackathon compilation on Get Physical. His “Live Cuts Vol. 1” this raw, straight from the soul record earned him the number five spot on Groove’s Top single chart in late 2012.
His full length album “Eternal Return” released in 2013 re introducing himself as he digs deep into his musical roots and depicts his world in newly composed melodies.
And.ID is travelling his live show around the world and integrates both well loved and unreleased productions, loops and esoteric grooves into a high energy affair. His one of a kind live show has landed him extensive tours thoughout North and South America and Australia, plus spots at world-renowned clubs like Fabric and Panorama Bar and international festivals such as Sonar, Nuits Sonores, Synch, Monegros and Reworks. Whether it’s house or techno, melodic or organic, percussive grooves, or rough and edgy snares, one thing is certain: whether on deck live or playing records, And.ID delivers. He is on course for further ingenious old-world takes on four to the floor modernism.
Bruno Roze is a founder and artistic director of Riga based Baltic indie label I Love You Records. Bruno is label’s A&R, also responsible for label’s image and visual part of recordings and putting together I Love You stage programs for various events.
I Love You began in December 2003 as a small bar and venue in Old Town Riga. Over the years Bar I Love You has hosted live performances of dozens of artists and bands from the Baltics and other countries – Sweden, the United Kingdom, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Israel, Belarus, Finland, etc.
Since 2009 Bar I Love You had its own stage at Positivus Festival, the biggest open-air music festival in the Baltics. In 2009 one of the headlining acts on I Love You Stage was the band Zvani, an one-off project created by members of some well known Latvian indie bands. The live recording of Zvani performance was so impressive that we decided to release it under a new label I Love You Records. There were only 100 CD copies of the Zvani album were produced and the record has become a rarity between Latvian music fans.
Since 2009 we have released 26 records, 15 artists mostly represent Baltic music scene – Ewert and the Two Dragons, Iiris, AliseJoste, Mona De Bo, Momend, Laika Suns, Sibyl Vane, etc, but having also Super Besse (BY) and scandinavian band MaiNekk.
I Love You has curated their own stage at Positivus festiva and Summer Sound both in Latvia as well as for several years curated a showcase at Tallinn Music Week together with Positivus festival.
Although George Mouhtaridis has been involved in broadcasting radio stations for the last 25 years and has successfully set up Kosmos 93.6 and Pepper 96.6, he started out as a journalist. Born in Athens, he studied business administration and economics before getting his degree in translation at the British Council. He started reviewing records and interviewing important greek and international artists for the “Ihos & Hi-Fi” while contributing music related articles in magazines like “7 Imeres”, “Ikones” and “7” of the Sunday edition of the “Eleftherotypia” newspaper.
He has also worked as a promoter and organiser in large festivals and music concerts such as Womad, Kosmos Festival and River Party among others but ultimately, his heart was beating for the radio.
He started at the 4th programme of the greek national broadcasting radio and went on in the private sector, Pop FM 92.4 and Rythmos 101.1, to name a couple. The last 15 years he has been a radio producer and a general director at the two of the most successful radio stations of the last 20 years, Kosmos 93.6 (ERT) and Pepper 96.6 which he set up from scratch. He has released 5 music collections called “The bright side of the road” which have been awarded the gold achievement. According to him, his best couple of hours during a day, are the two hours of his morning radio show at Pepper 96.6. He enjoys this more than anything.