Blasterjaxx

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Blasterjaxx
Blasterjaxx at Spring Awakening.jpg
Blasterjaxx (Idir Makhlaf right and Thom Jongkind left) live at Spring Awakening 2014
Background information
Origin The Hague, Netherlands
Genres
Years active 2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website blasterjaxx.com
Members Thom Jongkind
Idir Makhlaf
Past members Leon Vielvoije

Blasterjaxx is a Dutch DJ and record producer duo composed of Thom Jongkind (*1990) and Idir Makhlaf (*1992). The duo mainly represents the genres of big room house, electro house and Dutch House.

History[edit]

In 2010, Thom Jongkind, known professionally as Scalix, formed a duo called Blasterjaxx with producer Leon Vielvoije, who left soon after joining. Jongkind then continued under the Blasterjaxx name and started collaborating with Idir Makhlaf, known professionally as Macosta. Makhlaf eventually officially joined Jongkind under the name Blasterjaxx.[3]

In 2012, the Reborn EP was released as a collaboration with D-Rashid, and contained two tracks, "Reborn" and "Where We Go." Dutch EDM producer and DJ, Laidback Luke, signed the tracks to his own label Mixmash Records. In early 2013, the group produced Loud & Proud together with Billy The Kit, with DJ Tiësto subsequently signing the track to his personal record label, Musical Freedom. Blasterjaxx remixed the Tiësto hits "Adagio for Strings" and "Love Comes Again" as well as collaborating with him on a remix of "United," the official anthem of Ultra Music Festival. Blasterjaxx has additional collaboration credits with EDM acts as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Hardwell, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Quintino, Ibranovski and others.

Blasterjaxx's single "Faith" was a big charting hit in the Netherlands in 2013 and in Sweden in 2014. They subsequently released a collaboration with Hardwell, who remixed the track "Fifteen." Blasterjaxx first entered DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll at #71 in 2013. 2014 saw the duo reach #13, and #19 in 2015. In June 2015 Blasterjaxx partnered with Electronic Music lifestyle brand Electric Family[4] to produce a collaboration bracelet with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the 20x20x20 Foundation.[5][6]

In September 2015, Makhlaf announced he was to cease touring, but continue to produce music with Jongkind, citing panic attacks.[7]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Released Record Label Additional Information
La Vaca 2010 First Class Music
Kingston 2010 First Class Music featuring Royal Flavour
Bambu 2010 Squeeze Music with Chaosz
Afrika 2010 Dutch Only! Recordings with Retrick Abigail
Like Thiz 2010 Squeeze Music
Escucha 2011 Dirty Dutch Music with Carlos Barbosa
Blossom 2011 First Class Music
Dopenez Anthem 2011 First Class Music
Devotion 2012 First Class Music
Toca Flute 2012 Moganga with Carlos Barbosa
Bomberjack 2012 First Class Music
FaYa 2012 First Class Music
Bermuda 2013 Peak Hour Music
Rock Like This 2013 Smash The House with Dave Till
Loud & Proud 2013 Musical Freedom with Billy The Kit
Puzzle 2013 DOORN Records with Quintino
Faith 2013 Powerhouse Music
Fifteen (Hardwell Edit) 2013 Revealed Recordings
That Big 2013 Spinnin' Records with Yves V
Mystica 2014 Revealed Recordings
Titan 2014 Spinnin' Records with Badd Dimes
Mystica (Werewolf) 2014 Revealed Recordings
Astronaut 2014 Doorn Records with Ibranovski
Snake 2014 Dim Mak
Echo 2014 Protocol Recordings
Rocket 2014 Revealed Recordings with W&W
Legend Comes To Life 2014 Mixmash Records
Gravity 2014 Spinnin' Records
You Found Me 2014 Spinnin' Records featuring Courtney Jenaé
Beautiful World 2015 Revealed Recordings with DBSTF
No Place Like Home 2015 Ultra featuring Rosette
Beautiful World (D-Block & S-te-Fan Remix) 2015 Revealed Recordings with DBSTF featuring Ryder
Forever 2015 Dim Mak featuring Courtney Jenaé
Bowser 2015 Revealed Recordings with W&W
Ghost In The Machine 2015 Spinnin' Records with MOTi featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn
Heartbreak 2015 Maxximize Records
Parnassia 2016 Maxximize Records with DBSTF
Soldier 2016 Maxximize Records with Breathe Carolina
The Silmarillia 2016 Maxximize Records
Hit Me 2016 Maxximize Records with DBSTF featuring Go Comet!
Going Crazy 2016 Revealed Recordings with Hardwell
Big Bird 2016 Maxximize Records
Heart Starts To Beat 2016 Maxximize Records with Marnik
No Sleep 2016 Maxximize Records
Collide 2017 Maxximize Records featuring David Spekter
More 2017 Maxximize Records featuring Mister Blonde
Black Rose 2017 Maxximize Records featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn
Savage 2017 Maxximize Records

EPs[edit]

Title Released Record Label Additional Information
Get Down / Dealer 2010 Dutch Star Records
Reborn EP 2012 Mixmash Records with D-Rashid
Koala EP 2013 Ones To Watch Records
XX Files 2017 Maxximize Records
XX Files [Festival Edition] 2017 Maxximize Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Christopher (20 March 2013). "Laidback Luke Launches New Ones To Watch Record Label". Vibe. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ McMorrow, James Vincent (31 January 2014). "Day and Night's Weekly Going-out Guide". Irish Independent. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ultra Music Media - Blasterjaxx". ultramusicmedia.com. Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Electric Family | Distributing Positivity Worldwide". Electric Family. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Blasterjaxx Bracelet". Electric Family. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Donate to 20/20/20 and help a blind child see". 20/20/20 | Charity to Help Restore Vision to Blind Children & Adults. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  7. ^ "Blasterjaxx Member Idir Makhlaf Will No Longer Tour, Citing Panic Attacks & Illness | RaverRafting". raverrafting.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 

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