Biography of Budai
|Real name / ||DJ Budai|
|Moniker(s) / ||DJ Budai|
In 1990 he was the runner-up of the hungarian DMC. While the promoters started to invite him to play in clubs, the first 'only techno' club in the country, Hysteria, opened it's doors. During the year he became invited into Siofok's primary club, to Flört, where he set the sound of the club. In 1994 a huge step of Hungary's dance scene became organized. It was X-Mas Mayday. DJ Budai and his mates became invited, and this invitaion was followed by numerous others. In the spring of 1995 a new electronic music club has been opened, called Dark Side. The industrial club became the new residency of DJ Budai. In that year's summer they organised the trendsetter Stüssy Boat Party on Lake Balaton. Boat parties are still the summers' exclusive happenings. In the end of 1995, from Dark Side he moves his residency to Budapest's new club, E-Play. This time, he and some of his friends established FREEE Magazin, the first Hungarian Dance and Club Magazine.
In 1997 he released his first mix CD, the retrospective Techno-House Classics Of '93-96. Labels in Hungary started to realize that it's well worth to release uncompromising DJ mixes. DJ Budai started to write music and made remixes for several artists. In 1997 Silvervoice awarded him in the ‘DJ of the Year' category. He usually played on top events as Hyperspace, Sziget Festival, Budapest Parádé Bonus, Mayday. In 1999 he released DJ Mix 2, which's progressive sound makes his fans amazed again and again. He usually spins in Austria, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Serbia. In 2000 he released his new mix CD, Techno-Logic Vol. 1, which has a brand new concept again. By releasing mix CD-s he started to produce his own music in 1999. His first tries were remixes, but with his first own music, Let's Just Go For It, he established his career as a producer as well. Three of his works together with Ferry had been released on the nederlander label Pro. Csepp a Tengerben, which contains some samplings from Hungarian top pop act Jazz+Az, got some places on several international DJs' charts.
In the summer of 2002 Underground Records has published his new double mix CD („2002”) with a couple of his own musics on it. „2002” became the top seller mixed album of the year of 2002. On the summer of 2002 he and his friends started to organize Hungary's first ever deep house party serie I Love Deep. The events became a top night in Budapest and still going it. In the fall of 2004 he released a DVD plus a new mixed album called „Live – Funky-Techno Roadmovie” which covered a tour in picture and sound. The movie had been shot on various locations including Hungary, Slovakia, USA, Ukraine. Highlighting events from Sziget Festival, Budapest Parade, Sullivan Room and Larchmont from the USA plus various great events. Budai's last CD was released by Foundation Records. “I Love Deep 01 – Mixed By Budai” is focusing on I Love Deep Events and I Love Deep Records. The popular event series is the residency for Budai and that is the only event where he playing house regularly.
In the spring of 2005 Egotraxx founded it's new sublabel I Love Deep. The label has got many positive feedback since its start. After the first release the tracks of ILD artists appear more frequently in respected names' charts and mixes. I Love Deep is focusing on the deeper but very danceable side of house music. The label runs its own clubnight, the only deep house event in Budapest, Hungary. I Love Deep just won the „Clubnight Of The Year” award on the annual Partycom.hu E-Vote 2005 Awards.
Budai and Vic met in 2000 and decided to produce tracks together and create an independent label to release them by themselves. They used to make groovy tracks that contain the funk and a positive vibe, happiness, but still built on a strong rhythm. In the end of 2001, they founded Egoist Records (now Egotraxx Records) with ex-Sonic Age member Vic. The label started with a massive groundbreaking tribal-tech release called 'Ma Macoosa' EP, and since then they keep this level as well. The label which is in its fourth year has got many positive feedback since its start. After the 12th vinyl and many international releases, the tracks of EGO artists appear more frequently in big names' charts and mixes. The labelsound is a solid fusion between tribalistic looptechno and groovy mediterranean sounds, but all of this with the characteristic Ego-flavour. Egotraxx is focusing on the soulful side of techno and tech-house. Maybe that is the reason that the label got lots of playtime from Djs like Carl Cox, Umek, Dj Preach, or Valentino Kanzyani. Ego Traxx Records is now over of its 15th release with a massive Markantonio remix. Ego Traxx works with names like DJ Preach, Marko Nastic, Alexander Koning, Marcelinho CIC, Daniel D and so on...In the spring of 2005 Egotraxx founded it's new sublabel: I Love Deep Records. The label has got many positive feedback since its start. After the first release the tracks of ILD artists appear more frequently in respected names' charts and mixes. I Love Deep is focusing on the deeper but very danceable side of house music. The label runs its own clubnight, the only deep house event in Budapest, Hungary. I Love Deep just won the „Clubnight Of The Year” award on the annual Partycom.hu E-Vote 2005 Awards. I Love Deep tracks already appeared on various mixed albums and compilations: Ben Watt's Buzzin Fly Vol. 03, Renaissance Presents Nic Fanciulli Vol. 2, The Timewriter's Deep Train 4: Round Trip, Terry Lee Brown Jr.'s Terry's Café 9, DJ Vibe's Global Grooves 03, Zappi's Blue Marlin Ibiza just to name a few. Various remixers featured on the label's releases: The Timewriter, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Jeff Bennett, Lukas Greenberg, has been remixed for ILD. In 2007 Budai mixed and compiled "I Love Deep 01 - Mixed by Budai" via Foundation Records. The I Love Deep album launch tour had 22 stops nationwide. From 2007 September Budai & Vic are hosting a weekly radioshow on justmusic.fm .
Budai & Vic's productions are not made only for their labels. In 2007 they started to work together with legendary german tech-house label Plastic City. They're not just releasing at Plastic City but they also signed a distribution deal with Plastic City's mother-company Daredo Music for the distribution of I Love Deep and Egotraxx releases. Beside Plastic City they producing and remixing for other labels, like: Adult Records, Fuck Babe, Travels, Picth Records, Analytic Trail, Mainfloor, Teggno, Kazoo, Tech-Head Records.
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