Dimitris Mystakidis is a famous Greek folk (rembetiko) guitar player.
He is professionally engaged in music since 1986.
Throughout these years he has worked with the majority of Greek artists (composers, musicians and vocalists), while the most long-standing collaborations was with the composer and vocalist Nikos Papazoglou and his band “Loxi Falagga” (Oblique Phalanx), and the composer, songwriter and vocalist Thanasis Papakonstantinou.
Since 2001 he is a professor in the Department of Folk And Traditional Music at Epirus School of Arts, teaching folk guitar, lute and ensembles.
In December 2006, he released his first solo album, “16 Rembetika tragoudia me kithara” (16 Rembetiko songs for Guitar), in which for the first time in Greek music history rembetiko songs were arranged exclusively for folk guitar. His zeal to approach rembetiko repertoire to all its depth and width, led him to release, along with other three fellow professors, his second album “Apsilies” (2009) with rembetiko songs from pre-war and Smyrna (Ismir) period and his third album “Psithirizontas to rembetiko” (Whispering Rembetiko) in 2013, which includes rembetiko songs arranged for folk guitar and yayli tanbour.
His new album “Esperanto” has just been released, including songs from the post-war repertoir. This is his second solo album exclusively performed with folk guitar.