One afternoon somewhere in the beginning of 2007 two friends decided to join forces, one DJ and one producer, both sharing great passion for house music. Bassjackers was born! Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst had not foreseen what was to come when they started their collaboration. Marlon was mainly DJ-ing and playing house music, when the idea came to push Ralph’s productions in a direction where Marlon could play the tracks in his sets.
After first getting noticed by Fedde le Grand, a solid stream of releases and remixes followed which received massive support by all the top global DJ’s. However their big break came in 2011, when their dancefloor bomb “Mush Mush” got picked up by Tiesto and released on his imprint Musical Freedom. It dominated the Beatport top 10 for over 2 months and grew to be one of the biggest club/festival tracks of 2011.
Since then Bassjackers have remixed for A-list artists like Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias and Moby and played in clubs from Ibiza alongside Tiesto, to Las Vegas alongside Afrojack, and continue to tour around the globe with a recent emphasis on North America.
In early 2013 Bassjackers scored a major hit on Beatport with ‘Hey!’, their collaboration with Showtek. Soon followed by another with Dyro- ‘Grid’, as well as ‘Duckface’ - their collab with Kenneth G. The year also saw the likes of the popular ‘Raise Those Hands’, their collab with fellow Dutchman R3hab and ‘Zing’ on Nicky Romero’s Protocol label. Early 2014 however saw a major breakthrough again when their biggest track from 2013 “Crackin” was released as a new collaboration with teen phenom Martin Garrix – instantly topping the Beatport charts!
Bringing people together through music. It’s a simple concept yet incredibly powerful when executed correctly and that’s exactly what PeaceTreaty has accomplished with their high-energy electro house productions and live performances. In a world filled with so much pain, struggling and injustice, the dancefloor is one of the few places left where people can truly let go of their worries and PeaceTreaty is providing a soundtrack for just that.
In 2009, Josh Anaya discovered the world of electronic music as it emerged in the United States and loudly rose to prominence. He soon found himself behind the tables at local warehouse parties in his hometown of Chino Hills, CA and decided to start producing in early 2010, which quickly turned into an addictive passion.
Josh’s technical know-how and perfectionist tendencies proved to be a recipe for success. The project exploded with its early remixes and bootlegs garnering attention from several high-profile producers, most notably Steve Aoki who signed PeaceTreaty to his label, Dim Mak Records, which released PeaceTreaty’s first EP in February 2011. Gaining support from the likes of Wolfgang Gartner, Diplo, Afrojack, Chuckie, Moby and more, PeaceTreaty was officially on the EDM radar. Following up the EP with official remixes for Sydney Samson & Steve Aoki, Dada Life, Diplo & Oliver Twizt, Moby and Whiskey Pete, PeaceTreaty’s tracks have become staples in professional DJ sets across the world. PeaceTreaty has continued its momentum by bringing thousands of fans together at shows all over North America, including headlining a stage at Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland festival and performing at Beyond Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, and abroad in Austria (Beatpatrol), Belgium (Tomorrowland), Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Armed with a new single on Dim Mak (“In Time”) and remixes for Robbie Rivera and Hot Mouth, plus a full-length album on Dim Mak slated to drop in 2013, PeaceTreaty is positioned to join the highest ranks of the electronic music world as they unleash an arsenal of beats and spread their message of unity to the masses.