Parvati in Dub Session |
Vlastur started his journey into music as a Bass player. Back in the mid-80’s, he was a founding member of the Cohash Funk, an underground funky Athenian group. In 1998 alongside Frequency Freak, fellow Cohash funk guitarist and Spiris, a dubby drummer, formed “Apeuthias Syndesi” now known as Direct Connection, a dub experimental laboratory. They released “Dub Infection” in 2007. Even though he started as a Bassist in Direct Connection, he was the main FX Sound Engineer of the band.
In the meanwhile, he was also working as a session musician with various artists and bands. In 2004 he teamed up with Palyrria an ethnic-electronica band and in 2005 recorded “Methexy” with them and has played in many of their gigs.
The (InterAxion Dub-2009 Eqnation recs) project was the first full-length work of Vlastur. Influenced by all his beloved sounds from Dub to Dubstep through Psy, Ambient, Drum n’ Bass and Traditional Mediterranean sounds!
In early 2015 Parvati recs released the EP “Parvati In Dub by Vlastur”.It’s about a RMX project by him in Dub with some of very well known tunes of Parvati label artists flavored by Vlastur’s sound! (second part is on the way).
He participated like the bass player in the superband “Novelty Engine” with the artists Ajja, Cedric “Congo” Myton , R.ZEE Jackson, Steve Hillage (System 7), Miquette Giraudy (System 7) , Dick Trevor, Ott and Dymons on August of 2015 at OZORA Festival in Hungary.
Except for those artists, Vlastur has co-operated with artists such Gaudi, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Irina Mikhailova, Etnica, Tengri, Jef Stott and others.
Vlastur Full Band is the live project for him. The active members right now are: Dark Elf (Synth/Machines) + Adil Smaali on vox and Moroccan instruments+Tolis aka DreamMadeTeller on percussions and vox, Wee (Guitar) + G.Verix as a sound engineer, while others have been participating the previous years, like Frequency Freak (Guitar/Synths), Spyro K. (Drums), Helena S. (Vocals), Pan Kaperneka (Flute), Akbar (Percussion), Or Balak (Drums) and Dinos Z. on the sound consoles.
Vlastur believes that the sound evolves constantly while the vibe remains the same, from Rock n’ Roll to Punk and from Dub to Psy.