Argy, aka Argyris Theofilis, born of Rhodes, Greece, is one of those rare artists representing a way of life that embraces innovation, technology and communion through sound: he shares it, travels it and lives it to the full, utterly dedicated to his work. His passion bleeds through everything he does, channelling his creative efforts to produce deeply emotional, strikingly state-of-the-art House Music.
The Berlin-based artist is now widely recognized among the elite of the underground club scene. He seized the spotlight with the massive 2005 hit ‘Love Dose’, duly remixed and championed by Luciano, and hasn’t stopped since.
Going on to release on respected labels such as Cocoon, Objektivity, Ibadan and Defected and collaborate on studio projects and club events with New York DJs The Martinez Brothers, Argy has brought together audiences from formerly unconnected worlds thanks to his unique style of mixing in key which allows him to combine everything from classic Techno to Deep Disco, weaving a sonic tapestry that defies easy categorization of genre. He has a rare talent for taking audiences on musical journeys they might never have imagined, using his power as a DJ to feed and fuel the response of the crowd.
Argy’s first full-length project ‘Focus on: Argy’ was released on Poker Flat in 2008, showcasing his studio skills along fellow music luminaries such as Jerome Sydenham and DJ Gregory, creating a fusion of influences rarely witnessed in Techno. Two subsequent DJ mix compilations: ‘Cavo Paradiso 09: The Master Sessions’ and ‘D.Edge Sao Paolo’ on his own imprint, These Days, confirmed Argy’s unstoppable rise to stardom.
This eclecticism carries over to his label These Days, which is an outlet for Argy’s relentless pursuit of artistic perfection. The imprint rose in 2009 and has since released music from himself, DJ Duke, The Martinez Brothers, Stephen Brown, Radio Slave, Beat Pharmacy, Jerome Sydenham and more. In addition to production duties, Argy does everything from A&R to artwork, determined to make the label an “up-to-date yet timeless” ideas platform.
”I could never be a music purist,” Argy says, “I find beauty in so many things.” Among his fascinations are architecture, current affairs, visual art (growing up in Greece, he planned to be a painter before he discovered clubbing) and music as varied as Bossa Nova, Jazz, Krautrock, and African Trance.
He is now a fixture on Cadenza’s live gigs schedule and worldwide tours.