Ano Kato Records was formed in 1984 in Thessaloniki. It is one of the oldest independent greek labels, definitely the most historical one in Northern Greece.
Due to the fact that Ano Kato has always supported in their first steps, artists derived from different music cultures, its repertoire displays great variety of sounds and idiosyncratic styles.
By starting of sublabel ρει records in early 90s, Ano Kato entered deeper the exploration of jazz, traditional, contemporary music and the space between, creating in parallel, innovative ideas, rediscoveries, international collaborations, experimental projects... the ground, briefly, on which the most interesting Ano Kato works finally were born.
Focused mostly on the ρει spirit, here it is our introduction to Ano Kato music:
ACID FREE purple ("Acid Free")
WUTU WUPATU doxombus ("Wutu Wupatu")
KOSTAS VOMVOLOS Romeo ("Girls' Bedroom")
P. KOWALD, FL. FLORIDIS, G. SOMMER aphorism 13 ("Aphorisms")
S. PAPADIMITRIOU & G. SYLLAIOU street theme ("The Song Of Lulu")
DIOTIMA eros ("Diotima")
OKAY TEMIZ MAGNETIC BAND kim o tomi ("In Finland 1995")
KOSTAS VOMVOLOS a strain of grass in her wedding dress ("Girls' Bedroom")
A PRIORI at a rubber sea ("A Priori")
GIANNIS MOURTZOPOULOS byzantine shuffle ("Dramamusic")
TRIO PRAXIS byzance ("Palmus")
MODE PLAGAL by the first light ("Mode Plagal")
FLORINA BRASS BAND minderia ("Florina Brass Band")
FLORIDIS, PETROVIC, NIKOLIC oh my life ("Syrtis Major")
WUTU WUPATU Chalkidiki ("Wutu Wupatu")
compiled by LaFolieDuJour