contact: Kronologik Music ltd
Cee, the man behind the new record label Kronologik, has been a
familiar face on the London underground dance scene for many years.
Artist, producer, remix engineer and DJ, Mario's career begun in London
warehouses as a DJ playing out jungle, drum'n bass or breakbeat. This
then led to his immersion in the underground garage scene for several
years during which he had a couple of residencies at London clubs
including Covent Gardens Club Ventura.
- Earth with II Suns
covered most of the urban dance genres as a DJ, he then moved into the
recording studios as a sound engineer assisting dance acts and chart
toppers such as Leftfield, Peter Andre, Shola Ama and Dread Zone
amongst others. Contacts here led him to Chrysalis Records where he
started remixing. The remix work that followed caught the attention of
Robert Trunz, head of MELT record label and pioneer of the world fusion
then moved to MELT where he was signed to record his debut album. This
resulted in the release of Earth with II Suns, a project composed,
written and produced by Mario that blends a variety of styles from
around the world with urban beatz and breakz. Moving from trip hop to
hip hop, old skool to drum'n'bass this album fused the beats of the
London underground with sounds and styles from around the globe to
produce a progressive and original sound.
work with MELT included a number of remix projects as well as
production work with a number of the South African artists signed to
the label. He collaborated with percussive maestros Amampondo and Mabi
Thobejane, South African diva Busi Mhlongo and the Bushmen of the
Kalahari Desert, all of which gave him a feel for organic rhythms and
global musical styles.
delved into the traditional sounds of Southern Africa he then moved on
to explore the more modern sounds coming out of the cities on the
continent namely kwaito - South Africa's take on hip hop. This
journey began with remixing one of the best selling singles by Mandoza.
Similar work followed with Shana and General and resulted in his
co-production work with Gabi Le Roux, South Africa's leading pop
producer. He was then invited to DJ at a number of South Africas
international musical festivals.
journey thru the musical landscape of Southern Africa reawakened an
intrigue in his own culture. Born into a Cypriot family in North London
he began to explore the traditional rhythms of Greece and the Middle
East. Disappointed with the majority of modern sounds from this region
he started sampling the more classic styles of his heritage and fusing
them with the urban beatz and breakz that he is renowned for.
a touch of musical alchemy, Mario has fused contemporary urban rhythms
with traditional Greek and Middle Eastern melodies to produce laid back
global grooves with a Mediterranean flair.The result is a new wave of
ethnic urban underground with its feet firmly rooted in Greek and
Mediterranean turf. This sound is being championed by Mario's record
label Kronologik . Kronologik is all about breaking boundaries,
culturally and geographically, blending styles from around the world,
marrying the old with the new.