Johnwaynes, İLKAY TURKISH, BADMONKEY
The Johnwaynes path, a Portuguese duo connected to the electronic music, has been made of crossroads. Crossroads of styles, twisting between the acid house, the full-on orchestra, the disco funk and boogie and crossroads of nationalities, once their job have been appreciated and released in stops around the world. By invitation from the pop band Loto, in 2005 they get together to remix one of their tracks – Celebrate – and since then the boys haven’t stopped, always working under the same principle “produce, promote and play music with body and soul”.
In 2006, they sign with the Portuguese label Bloop:Rec and the first E.P. – Violeta – is released in May 2007. This release is accompanied by another original from the duo – Stand Alone – and a remix from the North American Lance Di Sardi (a.k.a Landshark). Yet in 2007, comes up the invitation to release another record. “Retoutch” with remixes by Llorca, David Duriez and Alex Parson made the British journalist refer them as “tecnotronic stylish house groves”, music to listen and dance.
Already in 2008, the adventure continues in Germanic lands to release by the prestige Compost Records through its sub-label Compost Black Label. The E.P. “Muzzle” stars the famous North American singer Hubert Tubbs and became an icon of this project. The best international artists refer the number 32 of the German label an “excellent work from a duo that you can’t lose sight of ”. The “Seaside” E.P. (Compost Black Label #38), is equally recognized as one of the best releases of the last times, been only overstepped in the charts by the vibrating “Libertango” Compost Black Label #47).. When they act, whether in live or live/dj, they translate everything that goes in their soul, head and veins, in a vibrant, harmonious and coherent way. Their sets are universes of possibilities where the style barriers are constantly exceed and their catching energy is assured without taking the feet from the dance floor.