“DJazz” started in 1998 in Zwolle (The Netherlands) when Roelant Hollander and DJ Phaze got together to make some Jazz-Hop grooves - inspired by Jazz-hop Projects such as “Jazzmatazz“ (by Guru), Miles Davis' "Doo Bop" album, “Buckshot LeFonque” (by Brandford Marsalis) and “Urbanator" (by Michał Urbaniak).
The first live formation (in 2000) featured: Alexander Hartgers (trumpet), Roelant Hollander (sax, beat creator), DJ Phaze (turntables), Johan Schipper (Fender Rhodes), Rutger Renden (bass) and Roy Kieftenbelt (percussion).
The project stopped to exist when Roelant Hollander Immigrated to Bulgaria.
DJazz was revived again at the end of September 2007, specially for the first electronic music (mini) festival of Trip-BeatMiks (an underground electronic music organization founded by Dimitar “VPD” Kalinov and Roelant Hollander) at Comics Club (Varna). The members of the formation were: DJ Emotion and DJ Ivo-but-not (turntables), Chavdar Gochev (guitar) and Roelant Hollander (saxophones, beat creator). After that performance the project pauzed again, due to the lack of time and the individual goals of its members.
In 2008 and 2009 Roelant Hollander participated in the Jazzprofilactika project of DJ Emotion, DJ Jijo and DJ Ivo-but-not. This pleasant experience made them decide to revive the DJazz project once again in 2010, DJazz became a "JazzProfilactika Studio Production". This time with the following musicians and DJ’s: Roelant Hollander (saxes, beat creator / composer / arranger), Miroslav Petkov (trumpet), DJ Emotion & DJ Jijo (turntablizm) and Ivan “Bastardo” Boyadzhiev (studio engineer – the “ears” of the project). Composing new tracks, re-editing some old pieces from ‘98 and creation of various remixes started again.
On 06.07 2012 the first single named "Ain't So Blue" - containing and instrumental and vocal version of the piece "Ain't So Blue Blues" - was released.
Orgonite balances ambient energy by turning the negative energy into positive (orgone) energy.
In the 1930's and 1940's, Dr. Wilhelm Reich was able to detect and measure the ... existence of etheric energy (life energy, chi, etc.), which he called "orgone". "Orgonite" is a specific term that refers to the MIX of metal (conductor) & resin (organic substance) used in "orgone generators" (Oracs).
"DJazz" is a combination between two words: "DJ" and "Jazz" (overlapping "J"), the two core elements that generate "DJazz". The DJazz Orgonite, a "mix" between "Electronic & Acoustic", between "Hardware & Humans", between "DJs & Musicians" ...
ROELANT HOLLANDER (project initiator): Saxophones / compositions & arrangements / beat, bass, keys programming, sampling / studio engineering.
MIROSLAV PETKOV: Trumpet.
In the early years (1998-2000), the formation featured: Alexander Hartgers (trumpet), Roelant Hollander (sax, beat creator), DJ Phaze (turntables), Johan Schipper (Fender Rhodes), Rutger Renden (bass) and Roy Kieftenbelt (percussion).
In 2007 the members of the formation were: DJ Emotion and DJ Ivo-but-not (turntables), Chavdar Gochev (guitar) besides Roelant Hollander (saxophones, beat creator).
2012: On the released single "Ain't So Blue Blues", Blues Funk & Rock guitarist Wood and vocalist Neicho "Reggie" Petrov participate.
DJAZZ AT FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DJazz.org
DJAZZ AT SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/djazz-orgonite
DJAZZ AT BANDCAMP: djazzorgonite.bandcamp.com
DJAZZ AT LAST.FM: www.last.fm/music/Djazz
DJAZZ AT GOOGLE+: plus.google.com/+DjazzOrgOnite
RECORDINGS STUDIO 21: Official website | Facebook Page
BASTARDOS UNITED (record label): Official website | Facebook Page
ARTISTS (early members, featuring artists & remixed for):
Wood | Neicho "Reggie" Petrov | Alexander Hartgers | DJ Phaze | Collective Sound Members | Beloslava
More info about Orgonite: www.orgonite.info