Active Member

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Active Member was created on 20th of June 1992 by B.D.Foxmoor. Nowadays, the group consists of B.D.Foxmoor himself and Sadahzinia. Within the year 1992 B.D.Foxmoor had founded a production team which went under the name of Freestyle Productions through which the first ever greek hip-hop album called Protest was independently released. B.D.Foxmoor had recorded this album back in the year 1993 without either having any excessive of technical support and nor any knowledge of musical background. Afterwards, he gathered a number of people, called Radicals back then, and organised them so that they would support the whole effort. Besides, doing hip hop back then with greek lyrics was something quite strange and odd that couldn’t fit in the music of the time.
Since then, Freestyle Productions has released a great number of albums either as an independent label or in cooperation with multinational companies. Indeed, by the beginning of the year 1995, Active Member attracted the interest of record companies and as a result they signed a contract with Warner, being the first greek hiphop group to do so. In a period of few months, the third record of Active Member had been released, the album called The Big Game, which managed to make the group much wider known. From that time on, Active Member dared by excess to name the hip hop they themselves represented by calling it LowBap, defining that means the direct relation that word has with life. Since 1993, Freestyle Productions and subsequently B.D.Foxmoor and Active Member have been part of more than 120 record releases. In the year 2011, their 16th successive studio album had been released bearing the name At the extremity of the mutes. They have appeared in more than 600 live shows and concerts in Greece but also in countries like England, Wales and Germany.

Other activities: 1. The annually LowBap Festival has been established since 1993, located mainly in the west of Attica but also spreading in the province by special live acts. This festival, apart from the concerts, aims at the communication and the feedback between the audience and Active Member, getting known all the lowbap news, as well as rendering aware of the hiphop history and background so that the clichés could be rejected and the codes be assimilated. Twelve official LowBap Festivals have been already organised and many more of a smaller range on the province.

2. The radio show called Dream Diary was launched by Active Member in August 1998, programmed at Rock FM and with its 73 continuous broadcasted shows, has left its mark upon the radio world. Relaunching again in April 2002 at En Lefko radio station, the show continued broadcasting, page 74. Six months later it was stopped once more, besides its big auditorium. Dream Diary started broadcasting again on the 17th of November 2003 through Skai FM, and it could be interactively heard via the internet by many people across the world. The show, in spite of its huge success in several places in Greece and people’s participation was cancelled off just before the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.(!)

3. Active Member, having already an experience in publishing fanzines like Radicalistic which circulated from 1993 until 1995, they started up the pressing of another one called Dream Diary. Through the pages of Dream Dairy, many people including journalists could find a step to express their thoughts and of course Lowbap and its news had a way to be spread. The fanzine was distributed for free through record shops, bookshops and also at the Freestyle Production base in Perama. Many ideas concerning new publishings are being discussed.

4. Blame It On The Fire was the name of a book published by Ellinika Grammata Editions back in 2000. It contains all B.D.Foxmoor’s lyrics up until 2000, as well as some unpublished photographs. This book has already been printed four times. By the year 2006, another book was published by KΨΜ Editions bearing the name Blame These Too On The Fire. In a way, this one was a continuation of the previous one, containing lyrics now written from 2000 until 2006. These two books were just the beginning as many more filled with lyrics, thoughts and articles followed. (Read more in Books category).

5. The 5th of February 2001, is the date when Active Member inaugurated in Perama the first ever hiphop record shop in Greece by the name of Intro. By the years, Intro was incorporated within 8ctagon.

6. Active Member have prepared the soundtrack of a long feature film called Bar, plus the music for a short one by the title of The Cement Doesn’t Feel Sorry. On the top of these, they have undertaken the music score of the movie Still Looking for Morphine, awarded at Thessalonica International Film Festival. By the winter of 2012-13, another film will possibly be released, bearing the title of Winter.
It’s a greekbritishpolish production in direction of Costas Coutsoliotas and music production of Active Member. Likewise, they are responsible for music production of documentaries such as the follows by Stelios Couloglou: Hitman: Confession of an economic killer and Oligarchy, as well as the one called Catastroika shot by Ares Chajistefanou and Caterina Citides.

7. A bookshop called Timecrack was inaugurated in Perama in December 2002 by the group.

8. Since 1993 and afterwards, B.D.Foxmoor has resumed the music production of more than 1000 tracks participating by writing lyrics and rapping in most of them.

9. In the year 2003, Sadahzinia officially enters the group of Active Member. Sadahzinia participates in all Active Member live concerts, but also in the studio by playing keyboards, percussions and of course rapping already since 1994. Her first three solo albums were released by Warner. In 2003, along with B.D.Foxmoor, founded 8ctagon, that is, an independent label which mainly undertakes record releases but also enabled with visual material production and live acts organisation. Therefore, within her own label, Sadahzinia has released, starting up in September 2003, all her next solo albums, with the last one being named Sarma. She herself has a healthy dislike for the so-called ‘rules’ which define the acts of a person involved with hiphop music. For instance, in November 2001, she published the fairy-tale named The Beautiful Vasiliki (Castaniotis Editions) written by herself, and ever since she continues publishing her own ones as well as translations of the work of other writers. With regards to her books’ presentations, she organises each time a whole series of events taking place in various places (bookshops, schools, etc) where she presents an original theatrical play in her own words and with a large participation of children. During the summer of 2003, a theatrical play of hers was presented at Petras Theatre in cooperation with Municipality Of Petroupolis; The Wizard Of Fire had come to life accompanied by a live symphonic orchestra and a DJ. This tale has also been released in book media, printed and distributed by Electra Editions and illustrated by the well-known sketch artist Stathis. She has taken care of all B.D.Foxmoor’s lyrics books, was a columnist for a known newspaper for some years and in the meantime she was holding some permanents columns on a weekly basis on a children newspaper. She has also written some articles in various magazines.
By means of discography and live performances but also with several more spontaneous actions, Active Member leave their trace and act decisively to the socio-political matters being unfolded around them. At a time where reason in general and not only the political one, does not easily find a right background to be expressed, Active Member march on their path keeping their values and securing the meaning of Lowbap, that is, supporting your word with your life and vice verca.

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Albums

FS 101 Active Member - Διαμαρτυρία album art Active Member Διαμαρτυρία (Album) Freestyle Productions FS 101 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
LP 106, none Active Member - Στην Ώρα Των Σκιών album art Active Member Στην Ώρα Των Σκιών (Album) Freestyle Productions, Έβδομη Διάσταση LP 106, none Greece 1994 Sell This Version
0630 10435 2 Active Member - Το Μεγάλο Κόλπο album art Active Member Το Μεγάλο Κόλπο (Album) Warner Music Greece 0630 10435 2 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
none Active Member - Από Τον Τόπο Της Φυγής album art Active Member Από Τον Τόπο Της Φυγής (Album) WEA, Freestyle Productions none Greece 1996 Sell This Version
none, 3984 23130 4 Active Member - Μύθοι Του Βάλτου album art Active Member Μύθοι Του Βάλτου (Album) WEA, Warner Music Greece none, 3984 23130 4 Greece 1998 Sell This Version
8573 81646 2, none Active Member - Μέρες Παράξενες, Θαυμάσιες Μέρες album art Active Member Μέρες Παράξενες, Θαυμάσιες Μέρες (Album) WEA, Freestyle Productions 8573 81646 2, none Greece 1999 Sell This Version
8573 85862-2, none Active Member - Live / Remix album art Active Member Live / Remix(2xCD) WEA, Freestyle Productions 8573 85862-2, none Greece 2000 Sell This Version
092741608-1, none Active Member - Στον Καιρό Του Αλλόκοτου Φόβου album art Active Member Στον Καιρό Του Αλλόκοτου Φόβου (Album) Warner Music Greece, Freestyle Productions 092741608-1, none Greece 2001 Sell This Version
5050466255228, none Active Member - Πέρασμα Στ' Ακρόνειρο album art Active Member Πέρασμα Στ' Ακρόνειρο(CD, Album) Warner Music Greece, Freestyle Productions 5050466255228, none Greece 2002 Sell This Version
50504672668-2-7 Active Member - Fiera album art Active Member Fiera(CD, Album) WEA, Freestyle Productions 50504672668-2-7 Greece 2004 Sell This Version
820 Active Member - Blah-Blasphemy album art Active Member Blah-Blasphemy (Album) 8ctagon 820 Greece 2005 Sell This Version
none Active Member - Blah-Blasphemy 2 album art Active Member Blah-Blasphemy 2 (Album) 8ctagon none Greece 2006 Sell This Version
none Active Member - Άπνοια album art Active Member Άπνοια(CD, Album) 8ctagon none Greece 2006 Sell This Version
none Active Member - Βαθύσκιωτα album art Active Member Βαθύσκιωτα(CD, Album) 8ctagon none Greece 2006 Sell This Version
none Active Member - Σκιεράτσα album art Active Member Σκιεράτσα(Box, S/Edition + 3xCD) 8ctagon none Greece 2006 Sell This Version
Συλλογή Δίφωνο 140, Difono 0034-2 Active Member - Κλασικά + Αγαπημένα (12 Live Ηχογραφήσεις Από Το NoSponsors Jam) album art Active Member Κλασικά + Αγαπημένα (12 Live Ηχογραφήσεις Από Το NoSponsors Jam)(CD) Δίφωνο, Δίφωνο Συλλογή Δίφωνο 140, Difono 0034-2 Greece 2007 Sell This Version
none Active Member - Απ' Της Φτιάξης Μας Τα Λάθια... album art Active Member Απ' Της Φτιάξης Μας Τα Λάθια...(2xCD, Album) 8ctagon none Greece 2009 Sell This Version
im 003, none Active Member - Στων Βουβών Την Εσχατιά album art Active Member Στων Βουβών Την Εσχατιά(CD, Album, Ltd, Boo) Imantas, 8ctagon im 003, none Greece 2011 Sell This Version
im011, none Active Member - Αρσενάλι  album art Active Member Αρσενάλι (2xCD, Album, Sim) Imantas, 8ctagon im011, none Greece 2012 Sell This Version
none Active Member - Cosmos Alivas album art Active Member Cosmos Alivas (Album) Not On Label (Active Member Self-released) none Greece 2014 Sell This Version
none Active Member - "Outro" Η Τελευταία Συναυλία 7-11-15 ΟΑΚΑ Ποδηλατοδρόμιο album art Active Member "Outro" Η Τελευταία Συναυλία 7-11-15 ΟΑΚΑ Ποδηλατοδρόμιο(2xCD, Album) 8ctagon none Greece 2015 Sell This Version
TBL003 Active Member - Ζαλίκι album art Active Member Ζαλίκι (Album) Talkback (3) TBL003 Greece 2017 Sell This Version
none Active Member - Φρυκτωρία album art Active Member Φρυκτωρία(16xFile, AAC, Album) Talkback (3) none Greece 2020

Singles & EPs

PRO-75 Active Member - Άκου Μάνα album art Active Member Άκου Μάνα(12", Maxi, Promo) Warner Music Greece PRO-75 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
PRO-86 Active Member - Πρόσφυγας album art Active Member Πρόσφυγας(12", Maxi, Promo) Warner Music Greece PRO-86 Greece 1996 Sell This Version