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Costa Vaya is a pure underground and low profile artist.
Wherever you listen to his sets you will soon realize that he speaks through his music. Most of the times emotional but at times hard and raw, his sets oscillate between house and techno. He was born in the early 80s in Zurich, and as a child, he started receiving incentives from the first wave of techno from Detroit to Europe. After he moved to Greece, he started collecting vinyl and he soon got onto his first appearances. At the age of 17, he was already an integrated dj with weekly residencies and monthly gigs.
Huge influences on him were Siampanis P and G-kash, his local mentors, but also Akylla, one of the house pioneers in Greece. Costa has studied music technology and audio engineer in Athens and started producing tracks.
He now lives in Patra. He gives all of his energy on djing, collaborating with all the hot names of the scene in countless gigs in Greece and Europe. He also composes scores for films, theatrical plays and documentaries.
Nowadays, through selected gigs, he focuses on the creation of an “old school” music label with vinyl cuts only and a “hand to hand” distribution. In other words, his final destination is to return to the roots. To bring out quality sounds and the authenticity of the dance culture, remaining faithful and devoted to the underground movement…