Mihalis Safras: the only main advice is to love what you do

We are happy to welcome another talent to Radio Intense - Mihalis Safras!

Mihalis Safras is the Greek DJ/producer sensation that has – over the course of an illustrious career – forged a name for himself as one of the most hard-working and consistently brilliant electronic artists in the world. An Ibiza DJAward-winner, Mihalis is one of the most charted tech house artist of all time on Beatport and Resident Advisor, releasing on a slew of leading labels including Relief, Hot Creations, Moon Harbour and of course his own Material imprint. A ferociously dedicated producer and vinyl-championing DJ, Mihalis is a true electronic warrior.

We talked to Mihalis about his path in the industry and new release "On The Floor" out on Sola. Enjoy!
Hi Mihalis, thanks for talking to us today. How are you and where are you at the moment?
— As anyone at the moment, worried about the current situation regarding pandemic, but overall I'm fine and healthy. Currently based in London working on some new tunes with Green Velvet. So less events but more music production. Hard times for many in the music business but it is essential to be positive and optimistic.
For our readers that aren't familiar, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
— Award winning DJ and producer from Athens. Discography counts back from 2004. Can't say more as I'll be considered old :)
Your new release "On The Floor" is out now on Solardo's Sola imprint. Can you tell us the production process and how you signed it to Sola?
— It is not the first time I've released on James and Mark's (Solardo) label. It is my 3rd solo release and I think it is the best so far. I personally know the guys and I'm happy I released it on Sola.
I tried to do some striped moody tech house jams and I think I achieved it on this one.
Do you have advice for aspiring DJs and producers?
— The only main advice is to love what you do, meaning to love getting in the studio and start the process of making beats!

If you do this then you'll be happy and happiness brings long term success. A real production advice is to stay innovative and not copy generic stuff.
What are the top three tracks you are playing at gigs at the moment?
— 1. Mihalis Safras - Sorrow (out on Sola)
2. Alvaro Smart - Lets Werk
3.Green Velvet & Mihalis Safras - Walk (to be released)
— What do you like to do outside of music. Do you have any hobbies?
— I love playing tennis. Yes you heard right, I am an intermediate tennis player. Retaining our physical health is essential, besides that I like reading the Bible a lot.
Being from Greece, what tips can you recommend to any of our readers that are visiting?
— I should leave my phone number so people can message me to ask which places they should visit to eat well :)

Greece has great food and of course great sightseeings! No need to mention them one by one as many know them already. Only I can say is that you must visit Greece at least once in your life and eat proper souvlaki.
Do you have any upcoming gigs or projects that you would like to tell us about?
— Last week we announced the first ever RELIEF TOUR. I will be playing together with my buddy Eskuche in the USA starting February 2022 in 12 cities.

We are all very excited about this because it's the label tour in many major cities from Miami, New York, Las Vegas, San Diego etc. Check our socials to sign up to this RR Tour.