After almost a year of non stop touring its time for a little rest. With only being home for one out of four weeks and an average of four hours of sleep a night the past half year its time to take it a little easier for a couple days. The boys planned a little vacation with friends to get some rest and totally relax. After a week of vacation its straight back to business with another America and Canadian tour on the program. Blasterjaxx will tour around North-America for two weeks and visit most of the states, so chances enough for you to catch them! With october coming up they planned some more studio time, but don't worry there are still plenty of gigs coming up in countries like England, Spain, Sweden, USA, Belgium and Canada.
MAXXIMIZE ON AIR - EPISODE 015
Embrace every memory.
Bring the news.
Blasterjaxx on tour:
Blasterjaxx being on tour is not such big news, since they are mostly on tour, but augusts has been little different. With only three days where they were in their home country The Netherlands. This month included 2 American tours, a Mexico tour, Ireland, Ibiza, Sweden, Austria, England and France. With shows like Creamfields and the endshow of Revealed at Ushuaia this has been an unforgetable month. Next week its time for a little rest before continueing back to the States and Canada. A little vacation has been booked to get some rest after a year of almost continues touring, but first they go back to France upcoming saturday to play at the Inox Festival together with their colleagues Showtek and Sidney Samson.
Blasterjaxx Smashing Creamfields
Last saturday Blasterjaxx flew straigt from Austria to England to complete their show at Creamfields. As before they smashed the Super You and Me stage hosted by no one less than Laidback Luke. The crowd was hyped as always in England and Blasterjaxx enjoyed Creamfields from tip to toe. Together with names like Dj Chuckie and DVVBS they made creamfields a party the crowd won't forget anytime soon. After their set at creamfields the boys continued from Liverpool on to Newcastle for another quick show. After England its time for yet another short America Tour. With gigs coming up in San Diego, San Jose en Los Angeles, California with be blasterised upcoming week.
Blasterjaxx participating for ALS.
As you probably have already noticed, the Icebucket Challenge is going wild. In order to get more support for the horrible disease called ALS a lot of people started with a new hype called the Icebucket Challenge. Also the Blasterjaxx boys got nominated and they definetly did their challenge! They came up with a complete new idea to complete this challenge the Blaster way. Whilst driving their car they got buckets from behind as well from the side and as most people do these challenges in sunny places and dry up, they did it whilst it was 15 degrees and windy. Next to the Icebucket they also donated an amount of money to help research to the horrible disease.
Gravity on its way to the top
It has not even been 5 days since Blasterjaxx released their latest production; gravity. Gravity is the third release within a month. After Legend comes to life hitting the 3rd spot on the Beatport mainchart and their free track Vision getting more than 300.000+ listens on Soundcloud it was time for a new beatport track. The teaser of Gravity got more than 400.000 views and the hype was set. Gravity recently got played and supported by names like: Oliver Heldens, Bassjackers, W&W and Hardwell. Currently Gravity can be found at the 12th spot of the Beatport mainchart and still rising!
America, we are back!
It has been a while but finally Blasterjaxx is going back. The first week of august Blasterjaxx is returning to the US for a couple of gigs to continue to Mexico for another three gigs. First, two gigs in New Jersey which they haven't seen yet. To continue a little more down south to Florida. Afterwards it is time for their first little tour trough Mexico. Three Gigs together with D.O.D. are on the program and so far it has been amazing. After Mexico the Blasterboys will continue their tour to Texas for a show, before they fly back to their homecountry, The Netherlands. Although we haven't had a lot of time in the US, don't worry they will be back soon!
Tomorrowland, nothing but love!
Some call Disney the happiest place on earth, Blasterjaxx calls tomorrowland the happiest place on earth from now on. This year the Blasterjaxx boys had the opportunity to make their entrance at the most prestigious fesitval world wide. What made this even bigger, they got the opportunity to play both weekends! The first weekend they came straight from the aiport but as soon as they saw the magical letters of tomorrowland, they were completely awake. Everything from the artist village to the stage was completely sorted out and perfectly organised. When Blasterjaxx saw their stage (Super You and Me stage) their mind was blown by the creative aspect of this. As soon as they entered the stage they got that magical feeling of hapiness. All those flags and people gave this festival a vibe they won't forget anytime soon and from now on they will always remember ''Yesterday is history, today is a gift, tomorrow is mystery''
Started from the bottom now they are here
Not even 9 months ago Blasterjaxx crossed the magical line of 100.000 friends on Facebook, now they can add another zero to this number, the Blasterjaxx Facebook reached ONE MILLION FRIENDS. They would like to thank all their raver friends for supporting them. They see everything you guys post, react or comment and they feel honored every single day! As you probably have read Blasterjaxx is going to give away a FREE track with the reach of 1.000.000 friends. More info about this soon on their Facebook.
Maxximize on air Youtube live broadcast
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Faith going platinum in Sweden
Almost a year ago (the 17th of July 2013) Blasterjaxx came with their first commercial release, 'Faith'. Now, a year and much more tracks later, this track is still one of the favorites all over the world including a favorite from Blasterjaxx themselves. Wherever the Blasterjaxx boys play 'Faith' people know the lyrics from letter to letter. Not much after the release of 'Faith', it already floated into the charts in Holland with as a peak being the Dancesmash on the most popular pop radio channel in The Netherlands, Radio 538. After this succes, the road to the top continued. Not even a month after reaching their 'Dancesmash' position the boys from Blasterjaxx got the news that Faith reached the number one position in the official South-African charts. Currently 'Faith' is still going strong worldwide which can be traced back to the latest news, 'Faith' going Platinum in Sweden. With more than 7.2 Million streams going Double-platinum might be in reach soon. Not even 2 weeks After this enormous news 'Faith' also went Gold in Denmark.
Maxximize On Air
The rumors are true! You guys have been asking for it for a while and now it's finally coming... Our very own Blasterjaxx radioshow/podcast: Maxximize On Air. Maxximize On Air - Share us with more than only your neighbors!
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Blasterjaxx finishing up
Don't worry, Blastjeraxx themselves wont finish up anytime soon, but they will Finish up their list of biggest festival they would love to play at. So far they have played at almost all bigger festivals they dreamed of, including: Ultra South-Africa, Ultra Korea, Ultra Miami, EDC NY and EDC Las Vegas. Yet, one is missing, Tomorrowland. Now its time to officially announce that their dream-list of festivals has been fulfilled, Blasterjaxx will be represent during Tomorrowland 2014. If you thought this news was great, it gets even better. As you all know Tomorrowland will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary and will therefor be two weekends instead of one. Blasterjaxx got the opportunity to play both weekends at the seccond biggest stage; Super you and me! Therefor twice as much opportunity to come spot them live as they will give away an even better set then you used to!
Maxximize: Thank you
We can't describe what happened last night. Our very first own event in a full packed Maassilo in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and it was straight out INSANE. This was one of the best nights of our life.
So much love for all the Maxximizers who came out and Maxximized their rave. THANK YOU SO MUCH! A special love shout out to all artists: Laidback Luke, Bassjackers, Ummet Ozcan, D.O.D, Billy The Kit, Franky Rizardo, La Fuente, Kenneth G, Badd Dimes, Ibranovski, Rancido, Deep Journey, Bibossa & Dublanc, Sheila Hill, Robbie Rise, MC Pyro and Sebastian Flaes.
And remember: it is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. See you at the next one! This was #Maxximize.
bio- & discography
We enjoy every second.
This is who we are
Thom Jongkind (24) and Idir Makhlaf (22), better known as producer/deejay duo Blasterjaxx in the music industry, are anything but the same. While one is often prominent and empowering, the other prefers staying quietly in the background - a fairly high contrast in character. However, there is one significant reason for the phenomenal connection between these two personalities: their passion and love of music.
In 2012, Blasterjaxx was able to show their true nature and proved to be everything but an ephemera. Together with D-Rashid they produced the Reborn EP with two tracks: Reborn and Where We Go. An EP-name with a story behind it, for this EP is in fact symbolic for Blasterjaxx’ renewed sound, which they want to introduce and conquer the worldwide audience with. A rebirth that eventually turned out to be a bombshell, because none other than Laidback Luke was eager to sign the tracks at his own label: Mixmash Records.
Blasterjaxx experienced one of the highlights in their relatively young career in early 2013, as they produced their newest production Loud & Proud together with Billy The Kit. None other than Tiësto approached the guys personally to sign the track at his own record label
Many successes and milestones followed which resulted in the fact that Blasterjaxx are now seen as one of the most promising EDM artists in the world. Something Thom & Idir are very down-to-earth with, but the facts don’t lie. For example Tiësto asked them in person to remix his worldwide hitsingels 'Adagio For Strings' & 'Love Comes Again'.
Also the Blasterjaxx single 'Faith' has been doing really good. The single officially made it to the status of 'Dance Smash' in Holland. The “Dance Smash” is a weekly track nomination choosen by Hollands biggest radiostation '538' which they think has huge potential to become a worldwide hit. After a couple of weeks Faith reached the #1 spot in the South African charts.
DJ MAG TOP 100 ENTRANCE 2013
Although it already was a good Blasterjaxx year full of great news and highlights, things were getting better on the 19th of October 2013: Blasterjaxx entered the DJ Mag Top 100 best deejays in the world on #71! With this they are ranked in the most exclusive DJ list in the world with legends like als Avicii, Tiësto, Hardwell, David Guetta, Afrojack, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Daft Punk, Laidback Luke, Kaskade, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and a few more legendary names.
All rumors about Blasterjaxx just being ephemera in 2013 immediately got rejected as soon as 2014 started. In the begining of 2014 they immediately scored their second #1 Beatport hit within 6 months, this time with their solo release 'Mystica'. Not even a month later they hit the spot again with their track 'Titan' which reached the top 3 within days. Then, completely unexpected, another number one hit, together with Armin van Buren.