Wasted Penguinz

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Wasted Penguinz
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Wasted Penguinz, 2013 press picture.
Background information
Origin Helsingborg, Sweden
Genres Hardstyle
Years active 2008–present
Labels Bazz Implant Records (2009)
Scantraxx (2010–2012)
Toff Music (2013-2014)
Dirty Workz (2014)
Website www.wastedpenguinz.com

The Wasted Penguinz are a Hardstyle duo from Helsingborg, Sweden. The duo consists of two artists; Pontuz Bergman & Jon Brandt-Cederhäll. They began producing together in 2008, after meeting each other on a message board, originally being rivals. [1]

Pontuz (Teequee) and Jon (Dan-J) first met up late 2006 for the very first time. Before hand, they only had internet contact. Pontuz proposed the idea to meet up for the weekend and produce music together. Up until 2008 Pontuz and Jon were solo artists producing euro dance music which they then decided to start a group producing hardstyle music. The track 'Scantraxx Rootz' by Headhunterz & Abject aka. Frontliner inspired Pontuz and Jon to produce hardstyle music and the name 'Wasted Penguinz' was born which came together over brainstorming and beer.

Pontuz and Jon created a few tracks and sent them to some record labels and had a response from Bazz Implant and IMPMusic. They signed for Bazz Implants and had two successful releases. This is where it all began for the Wasted Penguinz.[2]

Two years after the group was founded, the Wasted Penguinz were signed to a major Dutch label, Scantraxx in the summer of 2010.[3] Their first Scantraxx release was on June 18, 2010. This release contained two tracks, "I'm Free" and "Anxiety", and was released on Scantraxx Silver.[4] Their second release on Scantraxx Silver was in October 2010, containing the tracks "Hate Mondayz" and "Resistance".

All the tracks on both of their first two Scantraxx releases reached the "Hardstyle Top 100 of 2010" list from Fear.fm, the then largest radio station devoted to harder styles of dance music. "Resistance" reached position 11, "Anxiety" reached position 23, "I'm Free" at 37, and finally "Hate Mondayz" at position 49.[5] They also won the "Best New Face" award from Fear.fm.[6] Fear.fm interviewed Pontus & Jon, who revealed that they were in contact with Scantraxx since December 2009, and it was only made official in the summer of 2010.[7]

The image created around their music is centred around consuming large amounts of beer, with their motto/tagline being "Get Wasted N' Do It". The Wasted Penguinz' YouTube account is used to upload previews, as well as videos of drinking contests & drinking games.[8]

In 2011, they were booked for three major Dutch festivals in the summer: Intents Festival in Oisterwijk,[9] Defqon.1 Festival in Biddinghuizen[10] and Q-Base.[11] The summer saw many new releases from the duo, all of which were released on Scantraxx.

In May 2012, the duo left Scantraxx as stated by "Wasted Penguinz Official Fan Page" on Facebook.

The year after, in October, they signed with Toff Music and released the Raindropz single as well as their first album: Wistfulness.


Releases[edit]

(white labels are not listed)

Year Title
2009 We Live For The Day EP [12]
  • Release: January 28
  • Label: Bazz Implant Records
  • Formats: 12″
2009 A Next Generation [13]
  • Release: August 27
  • Label: Bazz Implant Records
  • Formats: 12″
2010 I'm Free/Anxiety[14]
2010 Resistance/Hate Mondayz[15]
2011 Lost In Eternity EP [16]
2011 Crea Diem [17]
2011 Melancholia/Far From Reality [18]
2011 Stay Alive/Circle Of Life [19]
2012 Within/Freedom Is Me [20]
2013 Raindropz [21]
2013 Wistfulness [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GHMusic - The Message Board (Teequee & Sk1tz0)
  2. ^ Bazz Implant Recordings – CDs and Vinyl at Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  3. ^ Hardstyle – Scantraxx Recordz welcomes Wasted Penguinz. Scantraxx.Com. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  4. ^ Wasted Penguinz – Anxiety / I'm Free (File, MP3) at Discogs. Discogs.com (2010-06-18). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  5. ^ Hardstyle Top100 2010 – The Results – News. Fear.FM. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  6. ^ Awards – The Results – News. Fear.FM. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  7. ^ Liveset: Dozer & The DizZorder feat. Wasted Penguinz , Headhunterz , Angerfist & Dyprax @ Fear FM Awards 2010 – Liveset Database. Lsdb.eu. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  8. ^ Wasted Penguinz beer game in the pool. YouTube (2010-06-24). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  9. ^ Line-up Day 1 The Harder Styles | Intents Festival – 4 & 5 juni 2011. Intentsfestival.nl. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  10. ^ Defqon.1 Festival · 2011, Walibi Holland (Biddinghuizen) · 25 juni 2011 · evenement · partyflock. Partyflock.nl. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  11. ^ Q-BASE RAVEOLUTION – September 10th – Weeze Airport. Events.q-dance.nl. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  12. ^ We Live For The Day by Wasted Penguinz on MP3 and WAV at Juno Download. Junodownload.com (2010-03-12). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  13. ^ Dawn by Troubleboy/Wasted Penguinz meets DJ Coyote on MP3 and WAV at Juno Download. Junodownload.com (2010-02-26). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  14. ^ I m Free by Wasted Penguinz on MP3 and WAV at Juno Download. Junodownload.com (2010-07-02). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  15. ^ Scantraxx Silver 019 by Wasted Penguinz on MP3 and WAV at Juno Download. Junodownload.com (2010-10-22). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  16. ^ Wasted Penguinz – Lost In Eternity E.P. (File, MP3) at Discogs. Discogs.com (2011-06-20). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  17. ^ Wasted Penguinz – Crea Diem [Scantraxx] • Harderstate – Hardstyle. Hardstyle.harderstate.com (2011-05-11). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  18. ^ Hardstyle – Releasez. Scantraxx.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  19. ^ Hardstyle – Releasez. Scantraxx.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  20. ^ Hardstyle – Releasez. Scantraxx.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-08.
  21. ^ [1]. Hardstyle.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-17.
  22. ^ [2]. Toffmusic.com. Retrieved on 2013-10-27.

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