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Monsieur Minimal (real name Christos Tsitroudis, in Greek: Χρήστος Τσιτρούδης) is a music composer from Thessaloniki, Greece . Born and raised in Giannitsa, Greece (a small city a few kilometers outside Thessaloniki). He came up with the moniker of "Monsieur Minimal" wanting to express himself through his music, simply and as a gentleman. He became involved with music when he was 14, where he formed a band in Giannitsa with child friends of his. This was his first step in composing his own music. He started composing as "Monsieur Minimal" though, since 2001, when he bought his first personal computer. One of his first steps into becoming known, was his participation in Coca-Cola Soundwave Festival in 2007, where he was one of the most successful competitors with his songs "Silk" and "Love is a Circle". His song "Silk" was included in a compilation of Coca-Cola Soundwave bands that was released with Greek press/magazine "Lifo". The first official release of his songs, was through the compilation "City Campers" by The Sound of Everything recordings. He was the artist from the City Campers compilations that drawn the most attention. After this all drawn attention and enthusiasm over his music, he was signed to The Sound of Everything recordings. He released his debut album Lollipop in September 2008, which was an electronic release with indie pop influences. The album was praised by media and press and had impressive number of sells. Monsieur Minimal soon realized his success was good enough, since he has seen his song "Love Story" meeting success in Turkey (remained for some time in Turkey's radio charts and was included in a big Turkish compilation), a French/German TV channel asked him to present his debut album, while others of his songs are used in Greek and foreign TV commercials and are included in numerous compilations. In April 19th 2010, Monsieur Minimal released an EP under the moniker "Μεσιέ Μινιμάλ" (which is the same thing in Greek characters) called Πάστα Φλώρα (Pasta Flora). In this EP release Monsieur Minimal sings in Greek and drifts away from his familiar electronic sound, while he tries to approach a much wider part of Greek listeners. Πάστα Φλώρα includes a song collaboration with Greek singer Δήμητρα Γαλάνη (Dimitra Galani. Although Monsieur Minimal hasn't lost his signature sound of electronic style and singing in English, while he is preparing his yet-untitled-second-LP that's going to be released by The Sound of Everything recordings. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.