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 (born 1990) and Idir Makhlaf (born 1992). The duo originated in The Hague and has been active since 2010. They mainly produce big room house and electro house music.

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 edited 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[8] Released Record Label Additional Information
"La Vaca" 2010 First Class Music
"Kingston" featuring Royal Flavour
"Bambu" Squeeze Music with Chaosz
"Afrika" Dutch Only! Recordings with Retrick Abigail
"Like Thiz" Squeeze Music
"Escucha" 2011 Dirty Dutch Music with Carlos Barbosa
"Blossom" First Class Music
"Dopenez Anthem"
"Devotion" 2012
"Toca Flute" Moganga with Carlos Barbosa
"Bomberjack" First Class Music
"FaYa"
"Bermuda" 2013 Peak Hour Music
"Rock Like This" Smash The House with Dave Till
"Loud & Proud" Musical Freedom with Billy The Kit
"Puzzle" DOORN Records with Quintino
"Faith" Powerhouse Music
"That Big" Spinnin' Records with Yves V
"Snake" Dim Mak
"Mystica" 2014 Revealed Recordings
"Titan" Spinnin' Records with Badd Dimes
"Mystica (Werewolf)" Revealed Recordings
"Astronaut" Doorn Records with Ibranovski
"Echo" Protocol Recordings
"Rocket" Revealed Recordings with W&W
"Legend Comes To Life" Mixmash Records
"Gravity" Spinnin' Records
"You Found Me" featuring Courtney Jenaé
"Beautiful World" 2015 Revealed Recordings with DBSTF
"No Place Like Home" Ultra featuring Rosette
"Forever" Dim Mak featuring Courtney Jenaé
"Bowser" Revealed Recordings with W&W
"Ghost In The Machine" Spinnin' Records with MOTi featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn
"Heartbreak" Maxximize Records
"Parnassia" 2016 with DBSTF
"Soldier" with Breathe Carolina
"The Silmarillia"
"Hit Me" with DBSTF featuring Go Comet!
"Going Crazy" Revealed Recordings with Hardwell
"Big Bird" Maxximize Records
"Heart Starts To Beat" with Marnik
"No Sleep"
"Collide" 2017 featuring David Spekter
"More" featuring Mister Blonde
"Black Rose" featuring Jonathan Mendelsohn
"Savage"
"All I Ever Wanted" with Tom Swoon
"Bizarre" with Uhre
"Narco" with Timmy Trumpet
"Follow"
"Phoenix" 2018 with Olly James
"1 Second"
"Rio"
"Switch"[9] with Bassjackers
"Bigroom Never Dies"[10] Revealed Recordings with Hardwell

EPs[edit]

Title[8] 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]
Blasterjaxx Booster Pack as a free download

Remixes[edit]

Artist Remix Label Year
Merlin Miles Take A Bow (Blasterjaxx Remix) Fuckin' House 2011
Tiësto Adagio For Strings (Blasterjaxx Remix) Magik Muzik 2013
Tiësto Love Comes Again (Blasterjaxx Remix) Smash The House
Ayumi Hamasaki Feel The Love (Blasterjaxx Remix) Avex Trax
Tom Staar Kingdom (Blasterjaxx Remix) Mixmash Records
Quintino & Alvaro World In Our Hands (Blasterjaxx Remix) disco:wax
Afrojack ft. Spree Wilson The Spark (Blasterjaxx Remix) Universal Music
Tiësto United (Tiësto & Blasterjaxx Remix) Musical Freedom
Laidback Luke Vs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike More (Blasterjaxx Remix) Mixmash Records
DVBBS & Borgeous Tsunami (Blasterjaxx Remix) disco:wax
Vato Gonzalez Vamos De Rumba (Blasterjaxx Remix) Dirty House (NL)
David Guetta ft. Sam Martin Lovers On The Sun (Blasterjaxx Remix) What A Music Ltd. 2014
Armin van Buuren Save My Night (Blasterjaxx Remix) Armind
Jack Eye Jones Far East (Blasterjaxx Remix) IBZ Records
Carly Rae Jepsen I Really Like You (Blasterjaxx Remix) Interscope Records 2015
Tritonal Feat. Chris Ramos & Shanahan This Is Love (Blasterjaxx Remix) Enhanced Recordings 2016
Nytrix Feat. Dev Electric Walk (Blasterjaxx Remix) From Beyond Tomorrow Records
Steve Aoki ft. Sherry St. Germain Heaven On Earth (Blasterjaxx Remix) Ultra Records
Krewella Marching On Columbia
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs. Diplo & Kid Ink Feat. Deb’s Daughter Hey Baby (Blasterjaxx Remix) CNR Music Belgium NV 2017
Wasback & D3FAI Flight 49 (Blasterjaxx Edit) Warner Music Group
The Chainsmokers Feat. XYLØ Setting Fires (Blasterjaxx Remix) Kontor Records
Crystal Lake Roots (Blasterjaxx Edit) Warner Music Group

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 14 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Electric Family | Distributing Positivity Worldwide". Electric Family. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Blasterjaxx Bracelet". Electric Family. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  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 31 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Blasterjaxx Member Idir Makhlaf Will No Longer Tour, Citing Panic Attacks & Illness | RaverRafting". raverrafting.com. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Blasterjaxx Releases on Beatport". Beatport. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Switch - Single by Blasterjaxx & Bassjackers on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  10. ^ Powell, Karlie (13 July 2018). "Hardwell & Blasterjaxx Deliver Massive Festival Anthem "Bigroom Never Dies"". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 13 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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