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Petros Manganaris is one of Greece's most prominent and diverse producers. Having a career spanning many decades and many music styles, Petros has made appareances under a number of aliases. Performing as a member of the "INFO" project Petros was able to deliver chilled out down tempo grooves, "The Scientifics" trio in collaboration with Mr.Lookman and Pale Penguinto produced tech infused breaks, also trying his hand at minimal tech- house, Petros was half of the "Petter Pann" duo. Now delving into dubby techno and electronica Petros brings his "Echonomist" moniker to unleash a new remix on layers label.Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Echonomist has cemented a place in local clubbing culture with DJ residences in Elvis Bar and Liebe.! club. With ever increasing crowds, his DJ sets draw upon Petros' years of musical experience and, in the days of single genre sets, can be quite the enigma, incorporating the whole dance spectrum, with deep house, minimal techno and breaks all thrown into the mix.Not one for sticking to the norm, Echonomist can regularly be found performing live. Combining a laptop with an elaborate live programming set up, Echonomist's live performances are always delivered with ferocious energy. Expertly blending atmospheric rhythms with experimental and diverse sound patterns and a generous blend of pumping crisp beats, Petros's live performances have gained him international acclaim.Petros has had a multitude of releases on labels such as Back And Forth, Upon You, Apparel music and more recently Dessous Recordings. Early releases included the tech house 'Black Widow' and the four track 'Future' EP. In 2013 popular clubbing magazine Mixmag featured Echonomist's house classic 'Higher' as a free download, seeing the track gain over two and half thousand sound cloud listens alone. Adding to his growing collection Echonomist's recent release 'Keys to Life' feat. G-Tech is defined by its broken three-note baseline with dazzling hi-hats and is a masterful take on Detroit tradition.Petros is a co-owner of one of Greece's freshest and most promising electronic music labels,V.I.M (Very Important Music) Records, also parent label of his own High Strings Records. With the aim to release modern innovative electronic music, both his imprints have offered tracks covering a plethora of dance music genres featuring Greek and International artists.For Echonomist it is all about devotion to the sound and a relentless journey into the magic of music.Armed with both superior DJing skills and an epic live performance, Echonomist looks set to add to an ever growing and thus far impressive back catalogue.