In little over a year, North West UK-based Bontan has notched up an impressive set of achievements that’d leave most old school acts green with envy. With headline supporters including Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Carl Cox his music is talking loud and helping to develop a reputation that’ll be a foundation for many years to come.
Things started to go mad with THAT remix for long time friend and collaborator Josh Butler which saw them score the biggest selling remixes of 2013 on Beatport and scoop the coveted Best Remix of the Year in their awards to boot! This naturally lead to a wave of enquiries from labels worldwide but with an ear only for the best, Bontan is choosing his moves wisely…
He’s turned in the key club mix for European chart smash ‘Changes’ by Faul & Wad Ad vs Pnau which has come hotly on the heels of his first solo Beatport chart topper Move On Out, one of the biggest sellers worldwide so far in 2014.
Move On Out has dominated the top of the Beatport deep house charts, but proving that his sound transcends house music genre descriptions, April has seen the Bontan remix of Nice7 for Defected also hit top 10 but in the tech house genre, at the same time as the Toolroom anthem sat at the top of deep house. Not many acts in the world can claim this double header and Bontan is only just getting started.
Global crossover act Clean Bandit have been shouting from the rooftops about the Bontan remix of their next smash ‘Extraordinary’ out in May, while he’s been hard at work in the studio with Josh Butler on a set of house weapons that’ll set Ibiza on fire and have been exciting labels large and small!
All this while travelling each weekend to perform at some of the coolest clubs and events and building a fan base that’s growing all the time. Watch this space.