5FAVs with Axel Karakasis

Axel Karakasis is the most recognisable Greek name in the Techno scene. His career is marked by a number of classic themes and a series of appearances that have established him as an international DJ.

The rise to his present status did not happen overnight, but goes back to the 80s and the 90s, when Techno made its first appearance. Fascinated by this new wave, Axel’s courtship with electronic music saw a very different light… By the late 90s, he was already known through various DJ residencies in Athens, as well as through his regular events with his team “Bubbles” – to be remembered to this date by many! Axel’s strong reputation is based on his consistency towards the genre that established him.

Always faithful to techno, Axel Karakasis delivers all-fresh, brand new sounds that evolve. Having earned strong support by clubbers and his peers worldwide, Axel keeps challenging the clubland with his releases and his full of energy DJ sets. His brand new two-track 'Bounds' EP with a very driving techno groove was released last Friday on Pornographic Recordings, the label run by the Spanish techno pioneer Cristian Varela. BUY 'Bounds' EP on Beatport.

Jeff Mills - i9

"A masterpiece from the Techno wizard!! More than 20 years old, yet  still sounds so fresh."

Pressure Funk - Pressure Funk

"Great groove and atmosphere! A brilliant track from the past!!"

Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon (AUX 88 Remix)

"The original Crispy Bacon is great, but AUX88 make a proper electro remix here."


Basement Jaxx - Fly Life Xtra

"A pure house classic track that I still play sometimes in my sets."

New Order - Blue Monday

"This is timeless!! Always sets the dancefloor on fire when I drop it :)"

By Andrej, edited on 15 June 2018