Kyri Markou is a DJ and a promoter who’s passion for music and creating events has kept him in an ever-evolving clubbing industry for over two decades now. He was 17 years old when he first realized that music and rave culture would be a lifelong Passion, and after all these years he shows no sign of slowing down!
In the early 90’s Kyri began promoting his own party’s while building up his brands. With a string of themed-parties at some of London’s biggest premier venues, Kyri left an indelible mark on the capital city with events like Promised Land, Funkinyou, Key Of Life, and Pure Old Skool.
Over the years Kyri has played alongside acts Hot Since 82, Todd Terry, Tube & Berger, Super Flu, Felix Da Housecat, Dario D’Attis, Bushwacka!, Groove Armada, Hector Couto, Kolombo and in venues such as Turnmills, Bagleys, Koko, Egg London, Pacha Ibiza, Amnesure Ibiza, The Forum, Ministry Of Sound.
To many people Kyri Markou is better known as ‘Arkoss’ – the artist name he adopted during his early days of Passion FM. Passion was one of the very first pirate radio station in the UK to play house music 24/7 and in a short period of time blew up into something so much bigger than a radio station. In spite of the perpetual chase by authorities trying to shut it down, Passion FM exploded onto the underground scene and evolved into a kind of movement and a community of people who are still to this day connected by their shared love for House music and nostalgia for a radio station that became a defining chapter in their own lives.
Kyri’s deeply intuitive skill for reading a dance floor, mixing abilities and bringing people together through music at his parties may very well be the secret to his longevity in an industry which takes no prisoners. Now based in Ibiza the story will be continued . . . .