tsev- Kosmikos Ektipotis
Kosmikos Ektipotis is a fun and colorful tutorial on how to listen properly to Kosmikos Ektipotis. It is a short and dense collection of shapes formed by the heavy use of tsev's original tuning systems and the warmth of analog oscillators. It is the result of sitting at a desk for a long time and made to be listened to while sitting at a desk for a long time. It may work effectively also in other places such as bed, mountain, sea, or sky.
releases September 30, 2023
music by tsev
mixed by tsev & saber rider
mastered by totsouko
artwork by dafni
Limited Cassette / Digital Download
Sky Above - Stone Carrier
“Smoke vapours slowly rise to the Sky (Above), emanating from this broken, but optimistic, ancient city”. New material from this Thessalonikian producer asks us to reflect, be present and yet look into the hazy opaqueness of tomorrow. Influences are apparent, broad and informed, showing his versatility across a range of (typically dancefloor) BPM’s, all executed with precision, atmospheric intent, clarity and uncluttered arrangement. Gently evolving tracks suggest dimly-lit spaces, smoke machines, closed eyes, repetitive meditation and undulating bodies - bodies which walk along paths with the distant past extending far below and around them, yet purposefully - perpetually gazing ahead - and Above.
releases June 2, 2023
10'' limited Lathe Cut / Digital Download
V/A - Remember the future
Back in the early 90's the sound of the raves was, for the most of the attendants, a short glimpse to the future world. This album, inspired by that feeling, is an attempt to remember the future. To remember how to dream again, to remember the future that we once dreamt of.
Tracks by Pera StaOri, Serge Geyzel, Dj Tsoug, Athens Computer Underground, DimDJ, Tsev.
releases February 17, 2023
All tracks produced by the artists mentioned
Mastered by To Tsouko
Artwork by K
12'' limited / Digital Download
next & patient - strangely wed
next & patient are Lia (no sin) and Kyriakos (minor mine)
releases June 21 2022
singing, instruments / words, music: next & patient
[except for Adam & Eve (too much satisfaction): first released by the No Sin]
additional guitars: Panos Papazoglou, Christos Megas violin: Michalis Vrettas recorded and mixed by Christos Megas at his home in Thessaloniki 2021
cover drawing: Lia
cover design: Nikos Nikolaidis
Cassette & Digital Download
DJ TSOUG - Let's get rid of the local government first, then smash google.
Fresh new release for To Pikap Records’ breakbeat focused 7" series.
Following Pera Sta Ori's sold-out Throwdowns lathe edition, DJ TSOUG provides two brilliant cuts with an acidy touch.
The first track dives deep in the DnB speed zone, while the flip side sprints between dubby and downtempo moods
releases April 29, 2022
All tracks produced, recorded and mixed by DJ TSOUG winter 2022 at Kato.
Lathe cut 7'' & Digital Download
totsouko & illy - AT
First release for the duet totsouko & illy by the record company To Pikap Records, entitled AT. It is preceded by the EPs “Als das Kind Kind war” and “Olga Xefteri” by totsouko and the cassette “If a man builds one thousand bridges …” by Titicut Follies of which illy is also a member.
Totsouko & illy, give us an unpretentious and at the same time dense, concept album. Recorded in September 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje as the sound environment of a performance by artist Alexandros Plomaritis, the work acquires its autonomy with its release on vinyl. Listening to it, one recognizes the subtle acrobatics between the voluntary intention of the composition and the improvisational response to the temporal and spatial conditions in which it was born. It is this ability of some musicians to transform even the unexpected of a live performance into an organic element of their expression.
The past and the present constantly converse in the work of totsouko & illy, through a process of elegiac disorder. Kosmische and dub atmospheres meet ritual percussion and gamelan cymbals, while dilated prog snapshots are permeated by Sun Ra's poetry about freedom.
The result is a contemporary musical work with a strong personality and original character.
Limited edition 12'' LP
February, 18, 2022
Damage Per Second a.k.a. Delagor Psychotronic Systems has been active in the local scene of Thessaloniki for a long period now. His diversity in sound, instruments and styles is one of his main characteristics and this time he delivers two (long) tracks recorded live for To Pikap Records. The tracks share the same roof of the techno genre, while in parallel, flirt with other idioms
like ambient, psychedelic and kosmische music. Two tracks that are both mesmerizing and ethereal and at the same time multifaceted and heavily-built around repetitiveness and cyclical patterns. In order to guarantee a safe journey in the chill-out room of a rave party. Tip!
released December 29, 2021
Pera Sta Ori - Throwdowns
To Pikap Records' new release comes from underground producer Pera Sta Ori, aka George Kontogiannidis who in the past years has put out a great number of cuts on WITHHOLD, Bronktoys, Furthur Electronix, Yellow Machines, MUSAR and more.
Both tracks on Throwdowns invoke the sweaty atmosphere and rave-on vibes of a warehouse party by combining all elements of a dancefloor banger. Deranged drums, swirling basslines, dark and melodic synths, chopped vocal samples - all finely sculpted and put together to a quirky sound experience. Let's go crazy!
released July 30, 2021
PKP701 extra limited 7'' Lathe Cut
Lovebug - Doom metropolis
Doom Metropolis are songs about Internet, recorded live as one-takes during winter 2019
This long overdue EP by Lovebug is the unexpected outcome of randomness and experimentation in digital music production. Aleatoric and accidental mishaps of fate, these 4 tracks are presented to us as a "case-study", setting emotional boundaries through unique and uneven listening. 'A sensorial journey through the extremes of IDM and braindance' is only one way to describe the listening experience of 'Doom Metropolis'.
Artistry + Risk + Temperament + Brilliance
Released June 17, 2021
Blossom Ona - Envision
Blossom Ona debuts for To Pikap Records with his second completed work since he started recording music in 2018. Sample-based audio arrangements, blended with heterogeneous references of musical styles resulted to the creation of 9 individual tracks. Αll surrounded by the reflective vibe of electronic hip hop, lo-fi beat making and hazy synth intonation. Rolling percussion and dreamy patterns unfold towards a warm, comfortable space of forceful rhythms and melodies that is "Envision".
All tracks recorded and produced by Blossom Ona during autumn of 2020
Released April 9, 2021
Mr. C - Brian Emo
The sixth release by the notorious Mr. C is entitled "Brian Emo". Five tracks carrying the quarantine vibe, a combination of disease and hope during a period of psychological illness. With the acceptance of existence and the extended use of machines and modulars, Mr. Clarinet moves towards a more sophisticated environment where his storytelling holds the true aspects of his mess of a life.
All tracks recorded live at Anywhere Studios by Mr. Clarinet in November 2020, using analog and digital hardware.
Drawing by Lampros Asimakis
Artwork by To Pikap
February 18, 2021
Ehohroma - Relief
For the second instalment of To Pikap Records' digital releases, Ehohroma delivers a concise 4-track bundle of his most personal work so far. The ambience of the mountains and foggy woods of his rural living surroundings, inspired "Relief" with its main ingredients. A cold and humid - yet familiar - atmosphere, techno aesthetics, repetitive earthy drones, spirituality, field recordings and grounded bass rhythms. All blended in equal parts leading to a hypnotising, growing tension that feels almost as alive as a breathing organism
All tracks written and mixed by Ehohroma during the period of August to November 2020
Drawing by Lampros Asimakis
Artwork by To Pikap
January 15, 2021
Foukodian Rhythms - Foukodian Rhythms