"Ijsbrand & Gert had always wanted to create balkan inspired music, and hence came the duo Stavroz. Beyond just sharing the same musical tastes, these two buddies bond over both being sound engineers (live for Ijs, studio for Gert), which makes them real “goldsmiths” behind each and every production
Their music derives from classical inspiration of both jazz and burlesque. They lay somewhere between minimal and jazz-house but to specify them in a single genre would be obscure as they incorporate sounds often left out in electronic music.
After their first release on Délicieuse Records they've gathered an impressive amount of support: from being vinyl of the month in December 2013 for Faze Magazine, Germany to being playlisted by artists like Oliver Schories and Phonique... our friends haven't stopped since, frequently playing live shows and DJ sets between Germany, Belgium and France.
The duo has also expanded to accommodate their saxophonist Pieter and guitarist Max, who have now become regulars at studio sessions and live sets. Although their core identity remains the same, they've currently been redirected towards a universe of deep and club."