The great musician, orchestrator and composer died with his family by his side

The most melodic baguettes of the contemporary Greek music scene will remain stagnant forever from tonight.

Nikos Antipas has passed away and will remain silent now the drums that have accompanied the Greek creation since the decade of '80 until today.

The great musician, composer and orchestrator became part of our music history, stigmatized historical records with his beats and created his own lava that will always accompany us.

A few words…

Nikos Antipas enters Greek discography initially as a drummer, with Jonathan, later with the form of Sunset and later with the famous Socrates (Drank the Conium). He replaces Giorgos Trantalidis on drums and together with Socrates they release the album “Waiting for something” 1983. Here is the “Breaking through” (1985)) and the album “Plaza” (1986), produced by Vic Coopersmith, known for his Yes productions, which brings them to the UK for concerts at major rock venues.

The 1986), the “Hot Drinks” of the Katsimichas brothers are released, orchestrated by Nikos Antipas, with the contribution of the Socrates guitarist until then, Giannis Sword. The album introduces a sound unprecedented for the data of the time, based on both percussion and atmospheric synthesizers, to eventually sell over 250.. 48) that the period.

Nikos Antipas then goes through a period in which appears as a session musician on recordings, often with his friend Giannis Spathas. These records include “Crazy and Angels”, “Live in Peroke” and “Live recordings” by George Dalaras, but also “Everything out of hand” 1991) of Thanos Mikroutsikos with Vassilis Papakonstantinou.

The 1992 Nikos Antipas undertakes the orchestration of the album “I live outside” by Eleftheria Arvanitaki. In the insert of the album, the singer states: “Nikos did not just orchestrate. Re-compose. This is the right term for his presence on this album “.

The 1997 writes and orchestrates “Di 'evchon” by Haris Alexiou, with lyrics by Lina Nikolakopoulou. The sound effect is western and electronic and is a huge success as it becomes the first Greek album to be released in Japan, Belgium, Israel and France after many years. This is followed by “Hey!” (1998) with Charoula Alexiou, in lyrics by Lefteris Papadopoulos, Aris Davarakis and Alexiou herself.