Stathis Kalatzis is hidden behind the Mr. Statik moniker. Born in 1978, he grew up in Volos, where his musical influences go back to 1990 and the rising hardcore/breakbeat scene. Several parties, moving to Athens to study political science at Panteion University and a firm embrace of techno music led to the form of Improvize – a mobile party with fellow DJ Chevy, aiming at bringing a fresh sound of techno and house in all its forms. More gigs and club nights were involved, a wonderful trip to Cape Town with the Red Bull Music Academy in 2003 was included and in the beginning of 2005 he forms the Mud Max project alongside Amigo Motek. After the second half of 2006, Mr. Statik started to work solo as well, signing his first EPs in labels such as Karloff, Stock5 and Octopus with a variety of tracks which embrace his moodier and atmospheric side. 2007 finds him DJing between his local residency at Fetisch and gigs abroad (with Monegros festival and Tresor standing out as highlights), whereas in 2008 more releases and international appearances took place. 2009 saw Mr Statik release two 12”s, ‘Shadow Chocker’ and ‘The Business of Getting Down’.