Stavroz was formed in 2011 by Ijsbrand and Gert, both DJs and sound engineers looking for a way to channel their musical antics. Soon thereafter, Maxim and Pieter joined on live shows and in the studio. Their first EP release The Ginning was picked up on international blogs, resulting the highest position on the Hype Machine and was chosen vinyl of the month by the German Faze Magazine. Back home in Belgium, they were awarded second best breakthrough artist, coming in just after Oscar & The Wolf. Known for injecting an overall ethnic, acoustic and organic vibe to electronic music, these four friends pocketed releases on Kindisch, Laut & Luise, Bedrock, Delicieuse and their own label Moodfamily in Ghent.