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DJ Row (aka Nikos Fousias) was born on May 7th 1983, in the United States but grew up in Samos, a small Greek island.
With his first residency at “Retro” in Pythagoreio’s port, Nikos got his initial exposure to the world of dance music. His talent was evident as he was later invited to fill in as a guest deejay at well-known Greek night spots, and later moved to Athens to become a resident DJ at several bars and clubs in the area.
In November of 2005, Nikos moved back to Chicago and has worked hard to tune his craft. Since his arrival he has played in front of thousands of clubbers and has had the honor of sharing the decks with legendary names like: Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Andy Moor, Cosmic Gate, Blank & Jones, and The Thrillseekers. His evolving talent has landed him in clubs worldwide as well as coast to coast across the United States.
DJ Row’s popularity and energetic sets have landed him a residency at Vision Nightclub, which was rated by DJ Mag in 2009 as a top 100 Club worldwide.
In 2007, Nikos started his production career with the help of one of his best friends and Armada’s very own, Blake Jarrell. His first production, “Colossus”, gained him notability from Tiesto, Cosmic Gate, Mat Zo, The Flash Brothers, and Miss Nine. With his most recent remix of Cosmic Gate’s “Flatline”, he was signed on Tiesto’s very own label, Blackhole Recordings and later was also released on Ultra Records.
Some additional honors came in 2008, when he received Best Trance DJ award at the South East European Awards (SEE-Me) in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2009 he received the Best Producer award at the same festival. Nikos has been on The DJ List TOP-100 last 2 years running, (78th in 2009 & 84th in 2008).
With gained respect, DJ Row hosts a weekly radio show,“Trancegressive Vibes”, on various internet radio stations (more info available on his official website), with listeners all over the world. During his hour sets, he showcases the best in trance, progressive, techno, and electro. Additionally, he has been hosting a bi-monthly party at Vision’s Penthouse as well as the Vision main room, bringing some of the finest local talents for music lovers and devoted fans.
During their interview for Ministry of Sound in the UK, The Cosmic Gate duo (Nic Chagall & Bossi) named DJ Row “the breakthrough artist for 2010”. If this is any indication of this artist’s talent and perseverance, we will surely see more great productions from this up and coming artist.