IEDM Radio Episode 166: Blasterjaxx

November 17th, 2017

In the space of just a few years, Blasterjaxx has ascended from a relatively unknown production duo to a fixture of the EDM scene in astounding fashion. With an energetic sound packed to the brim with huge riffs, enormous builds, killer drops and infectious melody, they’ve time and time again proved themselves to be amongst the most exciting producers and DJs in the EDM scene. Thom and Idir’s meteoric rise to the top has has brought challenges, but they’ve always stood by each other, and together taken their electronic dance music to new levels.

Born and raised in The Hague, Netherlands, Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf draw on their home country’s rich heritage to present a sound that interprets their distinctive toughness in a cutting-edge, contemporary fashion. After DJ Chuckie gave the duo their first break with their Carlos Barbosa collaboration Escucha on his Dirty Dutch Music imprint, the biggest dance labels around were soon vying for their output.

From Spinnin’ Records to Ultra Music, they have left few stones unturned. Remixes for the likes of David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto, Steve Aoki and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have continued to cement their place at the heart of the global EDM scene, with many millions of plays backing up their prolific body of work.

Launching their own label, event and radio show concept Maxximize has been the latest major step in their career. Maxximize Records has given a platform to upcoming talents as well as established acts like DBSTF, Boostedkids, Breathe Carolina, Dannic and Jewelz & Sparkz. It’s quickly grown to become one of Beatport’s Top 10 best-selling Big Room labels — an incredibly impressive feat to achieve in just one year from launch.

“Music is our religion” is their motto, and with a loyal and ever-growing global fanbase following their every move, it looks like they’ll to continue to convert everyone who comes into contact with their unique sounds. ------------------ Tracklist: 1. Blasterjaxx - No Sleep [Extended Mix] 2. Maeva Carter - Life Is Short [Blasterjaxx Remix] 3. Marnik, Miami Blue, Marano - Matador [BlasterSmash] 4. Tigerlily, Dimatik - Spice Temple 5. Olly James - Mask 6. Blasterjaxx - Big Bird 7. Blasterjaxx - Temple 8. Wasback - Shudder 9. Blasterjaxx, Tom Swoon - All I Ever Wanted 10. Hardwell, Henry Fong - BADAM [Mountblaq & AndreOne Festival Edit] 11. D.O.D. - Unforgettable [Extended Mix] 12. Dannic X Tom & Jame - Ready 13. Blasterjaxx - Savage [Extended Mix] 14. Blasterjaxx - Pump It (Feat. Crane) 15. Crystal Lake - Roots [Blasterjaxx Edit] 16. Axwell /\ Ingrosso- More Than You Know [BlasterSmash] 17. W&W, Vini Vici - Chakra 18. Blasterjaxx - Bizarre (Feat. UHRE) 19. Blasterjaxx - Black Rose [PSY Edit] ------------------ Check out Blasterjaxx: ------------------ Listen to more exclusive mixes:

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