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    On Thursday, 07.01.2016 expects you at 19:00 CET on soe.one a new edition of Transmissions, hosted by Boris. This time with the Belgium based producer duo Filterheadz, well-known for their high energy releases.


Filterheadz are best known for their smash techno hits Sunshine and Yimanya as well as their highly energetic DJ performances.

It all started somewhere in the 80’s when brothers Bert and Maarten picked up their first musical instruments. Bert on guitar and Maarten on drums. Influenced by The Police, U2 and Simple Minds they took their first steps on the way to Rock ‘n Roll stardom.

Well not exactly. After a decade of hammering away in rehearsal rooms and local stages their dream to become rockstars took a surprising twist. Almost by accident they discovered the groovy rhythms of US House Music, influenced by Roger Sanchez, Masters At Work and David Morales the boys started experimenting with loops and disco samples. Their very first US style house tracks saw the light.

Armed with those tracks, the boys approached Belgian record company Headroom Music who saw the potential and took them under their wings. After a few releases under several monikers, they decided to go with Filterheadz, with the idea of releasing some more Filter Disco records…things turned out slightly different.

Two things happened almost simultaneously. First there was their remix of Minimalistix Struggle for Pleasure that turned out to be an instant classic in the progressive house scene. Prolific labels like Hooj Choons, Platipus, Bedrock, Yoshitoshi and Renaissance stood in line to call upon their remix skills.

The second, and most important thing: They discovered Techno.

Together with Belgian DJ Tomaz they embarked on a Techno Journey that would eventually lead them to Carl CoxIntec where they released their all time classic Sunshine. Two years later they would take their signature sound even further and release Yimanya, another big hit.

In the mean time extensive tours took Filterheadz to every corner of the globe and placed them high on the bill of events like I love Techno, Dance Valley and Tomorrowland and headlining clubs like Zouk, Womb, Ministry of Sound, Fabrik (Madrid) and so on.

Their remix engine kept running full steam: Green Velvet La La Land, Eddie Amador House Music, Delirium Silence, Faithless I want more and Eric Prydz Call on me just to name a few. Further releases like Cartagena and Endless Summer showcased their unique blend of techno beats and melodies.

The balance started to shift, less Techno and more melodic. Although tracks like Day at the beach and Everything explained on Sander Van Doorn’s label proved to be successful, clearly something was missing...

Looking back at their history and inspired by their heroes Marco Bailey and Carl Cox they decided it was time for a change.

The Phoenix rises from the ashes. 2012 not only marks the 10th anniversary of Sunshine and a release of a smashing remix package on 1605. It also marks the return to techno. With a string of new releases on MB Elektronics, Intec, 1605, Respekt and Toolroom.

Filterheadz are once again ready to rock dance floors all over the world.

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