George Derekopoulos (Sunset Derek)
was born in Athens in 1985 and grow up in Kiato. The musical influences that he received at that time, and in particular the ’90s, along with his passion for collecting vinyl’s, cassette’s and cd’s from HipHop,Rock,Rave,Trance,House worked catalytically. He started playing music at the age of 15, at school parties and then in 2003/04 he became a resident DJ in well-known clubs / bars of Corinthia at that time .
Shortly before 2007 he started experimenting with his own music production and after 3 years in 2009/10 he was discovered by dj producer VSag and his first official release comes out from The Sound Of Everything records .
Wanting to learn more about the production secrets, he graduated the EMP (Electronic Music Production) section of SAE institute Athens and is entering production with more releases in Greek and foreign labels.
In the same year as a resident dj in the top club/bars Fourteen,Cocoon/Loutraki and ComoMai/Kiato he collaborates with Royal Events & Chris Royal and paves the way for weekly parties in several hot venues of Athens at that time such as Sixx, Mamacas, Animal, Dybbuk, Akrotiri, Drazel, Boutique and with a lot’s of guest performances all over the Greece and Cyprus.
The cover of Billie Ray Martin’s song – Your Loving Arms with RooMates and the vocals with Peggy Zarrou makes him even more famous as he becomes a big commercial hit. His remix on Dim Chord – I’ll See It Through ,Get Better play on the WorldWide Show Nocturnal of Matt Darey’s in Ministry of Sound & ASOT 550 and it opens the way for an official remix of the classic track Dr.K & Nii vs Shiha – I’m Alive by legendary Frisky records.
It has over 25 releases in Greek and foreign labels.
At the same time in 2013 he became a club owner of the legendary LIBIDO in Kiato until 2017 raises the Corinthian night with non stop sold out parties with guest’s Top dj’s of Electronica scene.
In 2014/15 he finds him resident at Dabbus / Athens with a well established successful party every Friday as he hosts well-known Greek djs with him. The same summer he plays at Summer Land in Nuremberg / Germany with Chris IDH and Miss Lefki.
He has shared the decks with Worldwide dj’s such as Nicole Moudaber, Kiko Navarro, Martin Roth, Daniel Bortz, Kenny Karpenter and acclaimed Greeks such as Cj Jeff, Agent Greg, Dino Mfu, Manolaco, T.Triantafillou, Junior Pappa, Chris Child, VSag , Dim Chord ,Gpal, Andriano Papadea and many more.
After 2 years of pandemic the summer of 2022 it was great for him.
50 events in many places of Greece and Cyprus with peaks in Mykonos at Void Club along with Alec Monopoly and in Limassol at LMF festival with 8.000 people.
Now it continues with residencies and events in hot clubs & bars of Athens and in the rest of Greece & Cyprus.
Also always expect new music from Sunset Derek .