Music from the Heart

Downtown Association - Urban Legends

Downtown Association was founded in 2015 by guitarist George Matikas (ex- Shock Absorber) who joined forces with Tasos D.(Prassein Aloga) on the drums , Nik Danielos(ex-Bend for eleven) on the bass and Dean Mess (W.A.N.T.E.D. , Payday) on the vocals. This new act was formed in order to capture the sound of the late night jams of a lively neighbourhood  in Thessaloniki’s downtown. George wanted to create the group that could play the soundtrack of ladadika’s neighbourhood and so Downtown Association happened. The debut album “City Guide” was released on December 2016 successfully introducing the new band to the hard rock/metal audience. The second album titled “Born Enraged” didn’t have to wait to long and so it went out on March 2019 gaining a bigger circle of attention.

Urban Legends” is the band’s 3rd studio album consisting of 10 killer hard rock tracks. Big guitar riffing , roaring basslines, mutli-style groovy beats and edgy vocal tunes. 70’s grooves with an 80’s sense of high tempered attitude meet the modern-era approach of the downtown spirit. This album is the outcome of pure hard work sweating hours on the stage and the studio. The 4-piece succeeded in capturing the moment in the right time after the two previous noticeable releases. Get ready to wander around the myths and the legends of our urban living space, join the game and get lost in the musical environment of a 21st century hard rock reincarnation! Heading for a crash , still we’re gonna fly and you can’t save us now…

All the songs on Urban Legends album are hard and heavy, with the singer screaming the words and the drums and electric guitars leading the way. There is one exception and that is, appropriate to its name, Slow Down. More of a mellow track, features all the elements a good rock track should have. Something you'd picture on a big festival where the atmosphere is equally electric.

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