It all started in Athens, in 1993. Crooner and Makis P.
( members of then Greek indie bands One Night Suzan & Next
Time Passions respectively ) joined forces with a graphic designer and set up This Happy Feeling, the first
ever greek indie pop label. This Happy Feeling released 4 singles,plus
some in collaboration with other labels.
1996, This Happy Feeling was no more operating as a label, but Crooner
& Makis P. kept the initials ( THF ) as the name of their
production team. They worked together under the name The Crooner,
releasing 2 albums in the USA, Japan and Greece. Their warm electronic
bossa-pop sound made its way into internatonal compilations as well, by
labels such as Bungalow & Lí
By the turn of the millennium, Makis P. & Crooner were already
exploring more electronic areas under their new name : Hyplar.
Ranging from chill out & lounge to house & electro , they
enriched their sounds with re-worked melodies & obscure samples from
the 60s & 70s. Their goal : music without frontiers.
Their first album was released 2 years ago by the French lounge
label, Aquatic. Some of its songs have been included in different
compilations throughout the world, and also used for a TV commercial and
for an American movie soundtrack ( "Quicksand" ).