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Jackrock

 

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Balthazar & JackRock are well known artists based in Bulgaria's capital – Sofia. Their career began in mid 90s and since then they have performed in numerous clubs and venues all over Europe, North America and Africa. Their techno sound is diverse and charged with energy.

The duo has released original tracks and remixes on respected labels such as 1605, IAMT, Bosphorus Underground, Neurotraxx, Minuatures, Human Garden, Audio Elite, Binary 404, Diva and many others, which frequently entered Beatport's charts. Their production has been supported by top artists including Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Sharam, Umek, Mark Knight, Paul Van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Spartaque, Ahmet Sendil, Koen Groeneveld, Andrea Roma, Cristian Varela, Dandi & Ugo, etc.

In 2008 JackRock received the award “Best South-Eastern European Producer”. In 2010 and 2011 Balthazar has been officially chosen for "Best Bulgarian Techno/Minimal DJ of the Year".
Back in 1999 Balthazar & JackRock started Renesanz - an agency for house/techno events. During the last few years Renesanz has organized gigs with over 150 international artists. In 2010 Renesanz became also an independent record label, focusing on techno, minimal and tech-house.

Last few years along with the DJing and event / label / artist management Balthazar & JackRock started to concentrate more on their music production. They released over 40 tracks and remixes for respected labels such as 1605, IAMT, Bosphorus Underground, Neurotraxx, Human Garden, Binary 404, Audio Elite, Land Of Voodoo and many more. Balthazar & JackRock teamed up with italian top duo Dandi & Ugo for the dancefloor filler "Bulgaro Business". The record was heavy supported by Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Umek, Mark Knight and many others, and one of the remixes hit #3 in Beatport’s chart. Their track "Dupka" (both Orignal and Ahmet Sendil Remix) also charted great and was featured at many radio stations worldwide.

Also notable was the huge success of their releases Puerto Rico and Nu Nu Zaietz Maietz, which both received massive dj support and radio play worldwide, including Paul Van Dyk’s Vonyc Sessions show, Umek’s Behind The Iron Curtain show and Spartaque’s Supreme show. Puerto Rico was originally released on Binary 404 and later re-released on Umek’s 1605 imprint. Another strong collab track “We Love Bangers” – this time with swiss producer Schuhmacher – was also out on 1605 Music Therapy and made its way to the charts in 2012.

For 2 consecutive years - in 2010 and 2011 - Balthazar has been chosen for "Best Bulgarian Techno/Minimal DJ of the Year" @ AwardsBG, the only official DJ poll in Bulgaria. Renesanz also had a nominations for “Best Bulgarian DJ Booking Agency” in 2010 and 2012.

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