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Although Jasper Jinx could easily refer to a smooth, model-like actor from Hollywood, this catchy nickname is used by a talented DJ-duo from The Hague (The Netherlands). It labels the work of two extremely dedicated dance producers, Jelle Hoogeveen and Roy Tosseram, who gave their career a promising lift-off in 2009 with the release of ‘Gold’ on Extrema Records. The track is a perfect reflection of the sound these guys represent, not just committed to one type of style, but combining several genres in the making of energetic clubtracks!
Looking back at their youth, music has always been of strong influence on their life stories. Long before the DJ’ing part caught their interest, Jelle and Roy started out separately by studying music production on their own. At the age of only 9, Roy already mastered his first production skills on the early classic synthesizers, which let him to performing live on stage with dancers. On the other side, Jelle also made a start with electronic music at a young age, playing songs on his keyboard and in his teens by DJÓ©ng at local beach party.
For obvious, it was the music that brought Jelle and Roy together, not only as close friends but partners as well. In 2005 the two met each other at a dance party, and immediately found a connection of interest. It turned out the guys shared the same opinions about dance music and both were in search of new ways to become a part of the DJ-world. After spending some quality time in the studio, Jelle and Roy knew for certain that if they would take their chances for seizing their luck, it should be together as a team.
Over the years, Jelle and Roy build a strong foundation for their DJ-career under the name Evil Apes. Inspired by the classic synthesizer sound from the early nineties, the duo started to produce tuneful house and trance music. Great studio techniques were skilled, but because both guys had to deal with other big responsibilities on the side, the real breakthrough wasn’t in sight yet. After a tough year in 2008, dealing with the loss of a close friend to an incurable disease, the time was right for a fresh new start. With the release of ‘Gold’ a warm trance production in dedication of their late friend Rutger, the Jasper Jinx project was born. Nowadays, Roy and Jelle still create their music with great passion, bringing uplifting ‘Kick ass’ beats to shake up the big rooms!
Victor Maximiliano is a deep-tech house producer and remixer from the Netherlands.
His musical interest began in the early days of the legendary Roxy in Amsterdam.
Soon he bought his first analog gear and did a lot of experimenting with electronic sounds on Korg MS10 (which he still owns) and the Roland TR 808.
In the 90s he worked as a radio DJ for some popular local FM radio stations.
Victor worked together with DJ Promo as the Vinyl Maniacs and they had a short successful period in the Amsterdam underground scene in the mid 90s.
It was until 2009 he created his own unique deep sound and made his first digital releases for different record labels.
New instalment of the Tech Groover series, including original tracks and remixes by Fab Code, Dennis Franchi, Paul Edge, Rogerio Martins, Ehsan Zadegan, MiniTech Project, Oz Romita, M62, Joal, Fragoso, The French Connection, SoulWave, Piekfein, Accatone, Lucio Grandi, Andrea Saenz & Milton Channels, Ugur Yurt, Savino, Rodrigo Soria, Efron, Jamez & Soulboy, Alfa Rhythm Boys, OneMenWork, Zas & Sanze presents Mindgamers and DJ Smiler.
Sebastian Moreno started to play in the clubs when he was 15. Soon he became resident DJ in the club Alcazar in the heart of Puttershoek. This young Dutchman as showed a great talent since the beginning, either djing or producing, everything he touches becomes instantly gold.
His first work for Mint & Mustard Recordings comes with three original tracks, Let’s Go, TangoSquare and Bring It Back.
At an early age Fab was bewitched by music. It was around 6 years of age that he was attracted by the sounds of soul, funk and later disco, funky, new-wave playing from his parents jukebox. Rocked to the sounds of Tamla Motown, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Barry White, KC & The Sunshine Band and later Kraftwerk, Human League, Depeche Mode and many others, he built up a strong and diverse music background dominated by rhythm and groove.
With a DJ career spanning from the early 80´s up until now, it was at the end of 2009, Fab decided to move and settle in the United Kingdom !
Freshly landed in Manchester, his new home, he went back to work and returned to the recording studio to relaunch his career as a producer / composer. He released his first tracks in 2010 on Belgian label Kiss My Beat Records (KMB) and has now signed with Bonzai Music to release some material on Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Basiks and Mint & Mustard labels.
The artist has had support from various DJ´s, such as:
Slam, Nic Fanciulli, Moussa Clarke, Wyndell Long, James Grindle, Graham Gold amongst others.
Damir started producing music back in 2006 under the name »DAMPA«, signed successfully several tracks on Total Wipes Records, Italy. After a period of time, Damir was bored and unsatisfied of all the same sounds in the scene.. and so decided to take some time to bring out something different and interesting.
In 2009 he finally camed out again, this time under Damir Pushkar. He collaborated with the Groove Bugs Duo , the biggest Jack-House producer Dj’s from Croatia and did an album together on Pin Up Recordings .
Three months later, he collaborated with Fabian Jakopetz, and made an album called »New Names« which came out on the cult belgium label »Bonzai Music«. The track »New Names« was N°1 selling track on DJ TUNES for 3 weeks , and N°2 for 4 weeks infront of David Guetta, Armand Van Helden, Deadmau5 and FatboySlim.
Just few time later he was asked to do a remake of the first DJ TIESTO track ever, »The Tube«. The remake was a success and got hugh support from almost all top Dj’s and producers around the globe. Many other tracks after went great, just like »Locked Up« track from Slammin Muzik , which appeared on IBIZA TOP 30 ANTHEMS 2010 on La Bien Et La Mai Records next to Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, John Dahlback, Peter Brown, Kid Massive etc.
Damir also won the Mydjspace remix contest, besides hundrets of great attenders.
The Damir Pushkar’s remix of Jake Childs – The Blame got the first place and it’s waiting to be released on Bush Records next to Carl Cox , Joey Beltram etc…
In 2011, Damir signed a track in a collaboration with B.Original called »Call Me« which will be out on Mr.V’s new label with a remix, will be done by superstar Kenny Dope! An album waiting to be out on Oda with massive remixes by Johhny Calypso , Tech Stan …He is remixing just now for Vincent Vega , Darren Bailie (Guru Josh Project), Piatto, Tovar and more!
Damir released over 100 tracks and more tracks which are coming up in 2011 on labels such as: Diva Records, Butan Records, Pin Up Recordings, Bush/Boo Records, Slammin Muzik, Bikini Records, Soul Channel, Uniform Recordings, Oda Records, No-Logik Records, Desperadoz Records along many others.
Damir continues to keep his quality and unique style of producing music . From end of 2009 till the begining of 2011, Damir became one of the most successfull producer from Croatia.
New concept compilation from Mint & Mustard Recordings, including original tracks and remixes by Piek, Villa Gombao Inc., Accatone, Hilal Tekschneider, Efron, Rodrigo Soria, Ignacio Demaria & Steve Prior, Fab Code, Soundmodul & Moffous, Jamez & Soulboy, Luciano Nieto, Alfa Rhythm Boys, Phunk Division, The French Connection, Lucio Grandi, Dennis Franchi, Project KF, Mark Prades, Joal, Fragoso, Luca Lombardi, Funky Space Pirates, Ecco, Santon and Victor Maximiliano.
Oz Romita is known for his fresh and energetic style. Over the years he developed a very wide and various taste for dance music, thanks to his residencies in clubs. All records he spins are selected with great care, to create a powerful set. His capacity of mixing ranges from tribal and uplifting beats, to tech house, minimal and techno. He knows how to handle the crowd with everything he has got and he defo knows how to keep people dancing.
Oz Romita, born in Izmir, Turkey and raised in Amsterdam, has been working and rocking the scene since 1997. Worldwide he played in clubs and parties such as, Club Panama, Club Ministry, Bliss Deluxe, In Bed with Space (Amsterdam), Circo Loco (Antwerp), Café d’Anvers, La Rocca, Noxx, Hali Karnas, Scene, Infinity Festival, Suppercub Cruise, Luxurush, Heineken Music Hall, Mysteryland, Marcanti, Club Home, Lexion, Full Moon Parties (Thailand), Santa Fe, Green Mango, Le Ranch, Club Cinco and many others.
Oz Romita’s sets are played on worldwide radio stations: Ibiza Global Radio, Bass Lover, Ramp Radio, Deep FM, Decibel, 365LiveRadio on 365MAG, Deep & Loud on Homses.net
Through the years he has spinned with many great DJs, such as: Funkerman, Koen Groeneveld, Desyn Masillio, Patch Park, Lucien Foort, Carl Cox, D. Ramirez, Sossa (Circo Loco), Jose de Divina (Circo Loco), John Digweed, Chris Lake, Sin Plomo (In Bed With Space), Dr. Kucho, Hardsoul (Roog), Erick E, Laidback Luke, Shinedoe, Kabale und Liebe, 16bit Lolita’s and many more.
At 14 Ecco discovered Electronic Music with the New Beat and the belgian clubs. He developed an ever-growing passion for this music until age 20 when he decided to buy his turntables and mix-table. He is interested in different styles such as techno, Tech House, Minimal and House music.
Very soon he had the opportunity to play abroad (Thailand, Ibiza, …) and in Belgium (Silo, Decadance, Cherry Moon, Fuse, …).
2004-2005 sees the organization of events such as United-Elektro parties, Kiss my Beat or Acid or Not parties.
Since 2008 he makes his own music and starts his net label (KMB REC).