“I have worn many hats” says Avishay Balter, “I’ve been a dive master and a traveler, a student for some real geeky computer related stuff and a software developer. Quite truthfully; I have never been more challenged in my life then my occupation in music. I find it funny how obsessive-compulsive I become when it comes to my studio. It is where I get to pick my brain for hours on end, exploring sounds, melodies, connections and thoughts in resolutions that are simply non existent to me in other aspects of life.”
He started his music training at an early age, playing the piano. Much later, at the age of 21, he got hooked on electronic music played at the basements of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and purchased his first turntables. During his studies he worked the double shift, both as a student and as a resident DJ at his old university town’s club.
In 2005 Avishay started producing his own music under the name A Balter. His releases on labels such as Iboga, Open, Flow and 4Digital Audio immediately became the secret weapon of choice for the likes of Spektre, Dave Spoon and Len Faki to say a few.
He is currently a resident DJ for Israel’s leading Techno-Progressive organization and without a doubt one of the busiest DJs in Israel. His DJ sets are known to be hypnotizing, psychedelic and pumping, pushing the crowd to its limits, in all possible directions. As 2010 unfolds it is getting harder to miss the breakthrough of Avishay, more releases are coming and a stack of exciting performances is always lined up, so make sure you catch him at a party near you.
Saturday, July 31 @ The Heritage Nightclub.
A. BALTER (DIGITAL STRUCTURES/IBOGA/OPEN) ISRAEL
WOODSMAN (OPEN RECORDS) CAIRNS
DREWAN (OPEN RECORDS) CAIRNS
SUSPEKT (OPEN RECORDS) CAIRNS
ADAM GIARDINA (OPEN RECORDS) CAIRNS
FUNKFORM (OPEN RECORDS) CAIRNS
+ 2 rooms by Freakquency & Subconscious Saturdaze
A message from Ian Woodsman:
Open Records are proud to present our long awaited third CD compilation Expansion Pack, compiled by myself…. Ian ‘Woodsman’.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I dont like to do anything in halves. So when it came to the task of putting together my own compilation, one disc alone was never going to be enough.
After numerous months of research & development, I’m finally ready to present Expansion Pack, a 2-disc collection of deep, intelligent, genre-mashing dance music, all held together with a distinctly staunch, epic sound similar to that of which I pride myself on delivering in my DJ sets.
From international heavyweights like Matador, Erphun, Boris Brejcha, Pow-Low, Fiord, SQL, NDSA, Weekend Heroes, Perfect Stranger, Astronivo, Sheff, MUTe, Grouch, Alexander Madness and A. Balter, through to home grown Aussie favourites like SunControlSpecies, Sensient, One Tasty Morsel, Waltone, Blinky, Def Digital and Algenon, the music of Expansion Pack sits at the point where techno, progressive and minimal meet and is proof that quantity and quality can co-exist without compromise.