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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).

 

Early life

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

name Blastoyz.

 

Career

2003–2006

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.

2006–2009

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.

 

2009–2012

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.

 

2013–2014: Breakthrough

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

schedule.

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

Israel.

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.

 

2016

"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"

(Vol.1).

On 5 December 2016, Blastoyz released the second Volume of his project "Blastoyz + Friends"

(Vol.2).

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.

 

Discography

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

Records) (2015)

- Soul Of A Gypsy (vs Azax Syndrom) -- -- (Azax Syndrom - The Wizard) (EP) (Mainstage Records)

(2015)

- 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)

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