Kobi Nigreker (Hebrew: קובי ניגרקר) commonly known by his stage name Blastoyz, is an Israeli
international trance music DJ and producer specialising in the sub-genre of psychedelic trance (Psytrance).
Kobi (born 27 June 1990). in Israel, to a Jewish family and grew up in a small village Beit-Ezra. He
began recording music when he was 9 years old in 1999, 7 years later, in school he picked the
Blastoyz started as a DJ in 2003 playing alternative and house music in clubs and private events.
During this time he learnt more about electronic music. Back in 1999 he discovered trance after
being exposed to it by his older brother and cousins, it was at this time Blastoyz began his first in-
house studio recordings using a personal computer. From the first time i heard it I liked the energy
of it. I was enthusiastic every time I heard this music.
At the beginning of his career in the early 2000 he produced tracks in the style of Goa, Dark,
influenced by the big artists of those days; Eyal Barkan, Holyman and Astral Projection, and later
being exposed to artists like; Infected Mushroom, Astrix, GMS, Skazi and many others.
In 2006, as a teenager, Blastoyz decided to take things seriously and built his first studio in his
parents house. While studying at school, he would always arrive home directly to his studio to
begin working on his own tracks, and in that time he began to perform live at small raves in Israel.
In 2009, Kobi (Blastoyz) was to serve the compulsory 3 year service in the Israeli Defence Force
(IDF). During this period, he would spend his weekends of three day periods off-base at home,
which left him barely anytime to sit down and make music, but he did not give up. Kobi knew he
would be back to creating music full-time as soon as he finished with the compulsory conscription.
In a 2013 in an interview Blastoyz said "The Army is a point in life that we must get through, it
makes you grow up and learn a lot of things that are guaranteed to help you in the future as a
person". Shortly after being released from military service (end of 2012) he released his debut EP
"Something For Your Mind" on Geomagnetic Records.
In 2013, Blastoyz had the chance to release music with the EDM label SectionZ and was
introduced to the world with his second EP "Bastard" released on 2nd of May 2013. Things started
to roll for Blastoyz after that, and the world wide scene got to know his energetic fresh dancefloor
style. From that point, Blastoyz started getting bookings around the world.
Touring massively after the "Bastard" & "Mind Games" EP which released shortly on 16th of July
2013 right after "Bastard". "Mind Games" hit the number 12 spot in the top 100 Psytrance releases.
In a 2013 interview Blastoyz said "I was really surprised to see that I’m one of the tops there
alongside Infected Mushroom, Astrix, Neelix, and many more"
On December 8th, 2014, Blastoyz released the track "Mind & Spirit" his first collabration track
together with Mystical Complex, and during that time, Blastoyz was already touring on a non-stop
In 2013 Blastoyz had the chance to release music with EDM label SectionZ. He was introduced to
the world with his second EP "Bastard", released 2nd May 2013. From here things started to roll
for Blastoyz as the global scene got to know his energetic fresh dance floor style. It was at this
point that Blastoyz began bookings internationally and world wide.
After his great success with "Bastard" and touring, "Mind Games" the third EP was released shortly
after on 16th July 2013. Mind Games hit number 12 on the beatport top 100 Psy-trance releases. "I
was really surprised to see that I'm one of the tops there alongside Infected Mushroom, Astrix,
Neelix and many more" Blastoyz stated in a 2013 interview.
From here Blastoyz released the track "Mind & Spirit" on December 8th 2014, this was his first
collaboration track with Mystical Complex. During this time Blastoyz had already started a schedule
of nonstop touring.
2015: A More Creative Style and Collaborations
Touring & working on other projects didn't leave much studio time for Kobi and it took another year
to write & produce his 4th EP, "Step Aside" which came out on January 19th, 2015. It nabbed the
respectable number 2 spot in the top 100 Psytrance releases on Beatport. In addition to this EP,
Blastoyz joined the major Psy-Trance recording label "Nutek Records".
He rocked festivals across the globe including Burning Mountain, Bug, Metagenesis, Magnetik and
headlined nights in the best clubs and venues around the world and in his home country, Israel.
Once Blastoyz's musical sound got familiarized as his trademark, he produced his 5th EP "Heal
The World" released on the 8th of June 2015. Thereafter he was finally able to break a personal
record and reached the coveted 1st place in the top 100 psytrance releases on the Beatport charts.
On June 15, 2015, Blastoyz released a track with Azax Syndrom, called "Soul Of A Gypsy". On
August 23, 2015, Blastoyz released a single, called "We Love Rave" as a gift for his fans after
reaching 100,000 followers on his Facebook fan page.
On November 23, 2015, Blastoyz released 2 collaboration tracks "Rise" featuring Soul J and
"Make You Moo" in the album "Spin" by Skazi.
Touring & working on other projects didn't leave much time for Blastoyz in the studio, it was
another year before the fourth EP "Step Aside" was written and produced, releasing on January
19th 2015. Step Aside nabbed the respectable 2 spot on the beatport top 100 Psy-trance releases.
It was at this point Blastoyz was signed the major Psy-trance record label "Nutek Records".
Going on to rock festivals around the world Blastoyz hit the stage at Burning Mountain, Bug,
Metagenesis, Magnetik and more. Also headlining the best clubs around the world and at home in
Once Blastoyz's musical sound was familiarised as his trademark he went on to produce his 5th
EP "Heal The World" released on 8th June 2015. Thereafter Blastoyz broke his personal best and
eached the coveted 1st place on the Beatport top 100 Psy-trance releases. On June 15 2015,
Blastoyz released a track with Azax Syndrom, titled "Soul Of A Gypsy".
As a gift to his fans Blastoyz released the track "We Love Rave" after reaching 100,000 followers
on his Facebook fan page.
Blastoyz next releases would come on November 23 2015, 2 collaborations, "Rise" featuring Soul
J, and "Make You Moo" on the album "Spin" by Skazi.
"Parvati Valley", "Zoom" Hit the top of the charts and collaborations.
In 2016, Blastoyz experimented with more psychedelic sounds into his music and started
producing collaborations together with his best friends and fellow artists; Upgrade, Bizzare
Contact, Azax, Berg, Ranji, Skazi, WHITENO1SE and S-B Noise. These tracks were gathered for
his project "Blastoyz + Friends.
On 4 April 2016, he released the track "Parvati Valley" Peaking at No. 3 on the Beatport Top 100
tracks on the Psytrance charts and reaching over 1 million plays online.
On 9 September 2016, Blastoyz released the first Volume of his project "Blastoyz + Friends"
On 5 December 2016, Blastoyz released the second Volume of his project "Blastoyz + Friends"
Blastoyz & Ranji hit the charts with "Zoom" (from Blastoyz + Friends Vol.2) which quickly hit No. 1
on the Beatport Psy-trance charts.
Blastoyz rocked festivals across the globe including his first huge EDM festival On 16 July 2016
"Airbeat One" (Germany) On the lineup with most of the top DJs in the world; Armin Van Burren,
Tiesto, Afojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki and many others. he used his first time there
to premiere his new unreleased official remix he made for Astrix for the track "Life System".
Later On 17 December 2016 Blastoyz played in Sao Paulo, Brazil taking the stage after; Quintino &
Bassjackers at the festival "Euphoria in Wonderland".
In addition, Blastoyz continued to play at many Psy-trance events including Burning Mountain,
Psychedelic Circus, Garden, Halfmoon, Namaste, Inox, Litchi Party, Tribe, Eco Tribe, Euphoria,
Bug, Alien Trip, Atmosphere, Sonoora Fresh Water Festival and many others.
EPs / Singles
- Bastard (EP) -- -- (SectionZ Records) (2013)
- Mind Games (EP) -- -- (Regroup Records) (2013)
- Step Aside (EP) -- -- (Nutek Records) (2015)
- Heal The World (EP) -- -- (Nutek Records) (2015)
- We Love Rave (Single) -- -- (Nutek Records) (2015)
- Moments (Single) -- - (Nutek Records) (2015)
- Parvati Valley (Single) -- - (Nutek Records) (2016)
- Blastoyz + Friends Vol.1 (EP) -- - (Nutek Records) (2016)
- Blastoyz + Friends Vol.2 (EP) -- - (Nutek Records) (2016)
Released in other's Albums\Ep's
- Mind & Spirit (vs Mystical Complex) -- -- (Mystical Complex - One Step Closer) (Album) (Nutek
- Soul Of A Gypsy (vs Azax Syndrom) -- -- (Azax Syndrom - The Wizard) (EP) (Mainstage Records)
- Rise (vs Skazi ft. Soul J) -- -- (Skazi - Spin) (Album) (HOMmega Productions) (2015)
- Make You Moo (vs Skazi) -- -- (Skazi - Spin) (Album) (HOMmega Productions) (2015)
- The Path (vs Berg) -- -- (Berg - Aurora) (Album) (Blue Tunes Records) (2016)
- Judgement Day (vs Azax) -- -- (Azax - Magick) (EP) (ZooZ Music Group) (2016)