Wasted Penguinz

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Wasted Penguinz
Pontuz Bergman, Wasted Penguinz.
Pontuz Bergman, Wasted Penguinz.
Background information
OriginHelsingborg, Sweden
GenresHardstyle
Years active2008–present
LabelsBazz Implant Records (2009)
Scantraxx (2010–2012)
Toff Music (2013-2014)
Dirty Workz (2014–present)
Websitewww.wastedpenguinz.com

Pontuz Bergman (stage name Wasted Penguinz) is a Swedish DJ and hardstyle producer. Wasted Penguinz was originally a duo act that consisted of Bergman and Jon Brandt-Cederhäll, who left in 2020.

Two years after the group was founded, Wasted Penguinz were signed to a major Dutch label, Scantraxx, in the summer of 2010.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] They also won the "Best New Face" award from Fear.fm.[4] Fear.fm interviewed Pontuz & Jon, who revealed that they were in contact with Scantraxx since December 2009, and it was only made official in the summer of 2010.[5]

The image created around their music is centred on 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.[6]

In 2011, they were booked for three major Dutch festivals in the summer: Intents Festival in Oisterwijk,[7] Defqon.1 Festival in Biddinghuizen[8] and Q-Base.[9] 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" on Facebook.

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

In 2014, the duo remixed JoeySuki and Kill The Buzz single Life Is Calling.

They signed with the Belgian hardstyle label Dirty Workz later in 2014 and released their first track on the label titled "All For Nothing", followed by releases in 2016 named "Bitterness", "I Love You", "Paradise Is Lost", and most recently, "Inner Peace", an experimental hardstyle track.

In 2016 Jon & Pontuz released their second album on the 28th of October called "Clarity", consisting of 14 tracks with collaborations such as Crisis Era.

In 2018 the duo produced a third album called Elysian consisting of 12 tracks.

On 10 February 2020, Jon resigned from Wasted Penguinz[10] due to mental health issues. After Jon left, Pontuz continued the brand on his own.

Releases[edit]

(white labels are not listed)

Year Title
2009 We Live For The Day EP [11]
  • Release: January 28
  • Label: Bazz Implant Records
  • Formats: 12″
2009 A Next Generation [12]
  • Release: August 27
  • Label: Bazz Implant Records
  • Formats: 12″
2010 I'm Free/Anxiety[13]
2010 Resistance/Hate Mondayz[14]
2011 Lost In Eternity EP [15]
2011 Crea Diem [16]
2011 Melancholia/Far From Reality [17]
2011 Stay Alive/Circle Of Life [18]
2012 Within/Freedom Is Me [19]
2013 Raindropz [20]
2013 Wistfulness [21]
2016 Clarity
2018 Elysian
2020 Perspective[22]
  • Release: March 6
  • Label: Toff Music
  • Formats: Digital Download
2020 I'm Still Here[23]
  • Release: July 31
  • Label: Dirty Workz / Toff Music
  • Formats: Digital Download
2020 Life Support[24]
  • Release: November 13
  • Label: Dirty Workz / Toff Music
  • Formats: Digital Download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scantraxx Recordz welcomes Wasted Penguinz - Scantraxx.com". Scantraxx.com. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  2. ^ Wasted Penguinz – Anxiety / I'm Free (File, MP3) at Discogs. Discogs.com (2010-06-18). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  3. ^ Hardstyle Top100 2010 – The Results – News Archived 2011-01-10 at the Wayback Machine. Fear.FM. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  4. ^ Awards – The Results – News. Fear.FM. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  5. ^ Liveset: Dozer & The DizZorder feat. Wasted Penguinz, Headhunterz, Angerfist & Dyprax @ Fear FM Awards 2010 – Liveset Database. Lsdb.eu. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  6. ^ Wasted Penguinz beer game in the pool. YouTube (2010-06-24). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  7. ^ Line-up Day 1 The Harder Styles | Intents Festival – 4 & 5 juni 2011. Intentsfestival.nl. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  8. ^ Defqon.1 Festival · 2011, Walibi Holland (Biddinghuizen) · 25 juni 2011 · evenement · partyflock. Partyflock.nl. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  9. ^ Q-BASE RAVEOLUTION – September 10th – Weeze Airport. Events.q-dance.nl. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  10. ^ "Wasted Penguinz - Jon is leaving Wasted Penguinz". YouTube. Wasted Penguinz. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ I m Free by Wasted Penguinz on MP3 and WAV at Juno Download. Junodownload.com (2010-07-02). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  14. ^ Scantraxx Silver 019 by Wasted Penguinz on MP3 and WAV at Juno Download. Junodownload.com (2010-10-22). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  15. ^ Wasted Penguinz – Lost In Eternity E.P. (File, MP3) at Discogs. Discogs.com (2011-06-20). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  16. ^ Wasted Penguinz – Crea Diem [Scantraxx] • Harderstate – Hardstyle. Hardstyle.harderstate.com (2011-05-11). Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  17. ^ Hardstyle – Releasez. Scantraxx.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  18. ^ Hardstyle – Releasez. Scantraxx.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-05.
  19. ^ Hardstyle – Releasez. Scantraxx.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-08.
  20. ^ "Raindropz". Hardstyle.com: Home of Hardstyle. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  21. ^ "Wasted Penguinz - Wistfulness". HardSupply.com. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  22. ^ "Perspective - Single by Wasted Penguinz on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2020-03-17.
  23. ^ "I'm Still Here - Single by Wasted Penguinz on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  24. ^ "Life Support - Single by Wasted Penguinz & Maggie Szabo on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020-12-02.

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