Photograph by Zois Louvaris
Athens based sound engineer, music producer, musician and sound designer Costas Chrysogelos a.k.a Digital Alkemist, first opened his eyes in the early 70s and grew up in a musically influenced family environment.
A natural born drummer, he’s been involved in performing since his early teen years as a member of various bands such as the legendary heavy rock band, Nightstalker, Blend Sextet (the project of Reggae/Hip Hop producer Blend Mishkin), Night On Earth (the band whose sound is more influenced by the images of Jim Jarmusch and Wong Kar Wai than a specific musical movement) and Thee Holy Strangers (a super-collective featuring members from Greece’s finest bands such as The Last Drive, Make Believe, Nightstalker).
Digital Alkemist came along while studying sound engineering and music technology in order to fulfill the need of exploration and experimentation within the realm of music. He has released music with bands or as a solo artist worldwide, which helped in making his name known as a unique and cultivated musician/producer providing quality sound productions. His first release for Mole Listening Pearls in 2002 the 12? Right Version Left, reached no.4 in the DCC Club Charts. Costas also got involved in Dj-ing and mixed in many bars and clubs all over the country and in 2008 he joined forces as a special guest with Los Angeles based Drum ‘n’ Bass crew, Respect and appeared at The Echoplex club.
During the following years he continued releasing in labels such as the legendary Shadow Records (New York) and UCMG (Germany – France), Sony BMG (Greece – Worldwide), Meteor City (Germany), Phazz-A-Delic (Germany), Pig Balls Records (Switzerland), Kriztal entertainment (Miami), Cast-A-Blast (Greece), Sabotage Concept (Germany), Timewarp Music (Greece) and many more.
He has recorded, mixed or produced music for theatre plays, dance theatres, documentaries, movies, bands, commercials and has performed in the theatre play Linie1 as a band member, appeared as an extra in the film of the great Theodoros Angelopoulos -Eternity and a day- and has work as assistant of production in the film of, another great, Dinos Katsouridis in the movie Watch Out! Red Light.