Dimitri Papaioannou is a prominent figure in the Greek music scene, having made significant contributions since the mid-2000s. After spending ten years studying sound elements and working as a resident DJ, promoter and producer at the renowned Link club in Bologna, Italy, he returned to Athens and established himself as a key figure.
From a young age, Dimitri developed a passion for collecting vinyl records and analog synthesizers, which greatly influenced his musical journey. He was the founder and artistic director of Synch Festival, which has been widely acclaimed as the best European Festival in 2006. Additionally, he created Terra Furba, a multidisciplinary event that combines music, art, and performances, often taking place in unconventional locations within various neighborhoods.
Dimitri also founded 360 Recordstore, Fabrika Sound Studio, Spiti Bar Athens, and his latest venture, _&Beyond. &Beyond is a boutique high-end concept and grinder platform that explores new ideas in the realm of events and music.
Furthermore, Dimitri hosts a daily radio show called “Method To The Madness” on Movement Radio, sponsored by the Onassis Foundation. The show, now in its third year, transcends the typical format of a radio show and encompasses an entire musical universe. It aims to spread the free spirit of good music without compromising on genres. If one were to classify Dimitri’s DJ performances, the term “Avant Pop” best captures his unique sound and approach.
Overall, Dimitri Papaioannou has made significant contributions to the Greek music scene through his various ventures, festivals, events, radio show, and distinct DJ performances.