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Safi Connection is Mishel Bitton (28) Mishel first started to make music back in 1997, where he released an album under the project Sonichaos. The Sonichaos album presented a very melodic approach that fitted the times back than. This album was released through Planet Music, a sub-label of B.N.E, a major player in the international Trance scene.
Few months after the release of Sonichaos Mishel teamed with Avi peled, together they came up with the Todra project, which had a much more matured musical approach. This project was instantly signed for the Krembo Records label and was released in 1998 with great responds worldwide.
From that moment on Mishel started spinning music around the world and from exploring the international markets and trends Mishel felt that he must bring his ideas into life but with a whole new perspective and so he changed his musical direction and progressed to what everyone knows today as Safi Connection .
Mishel started to work on the Safi Connection project in 2001, along with Tamir Ozana(aka Atomic Pulse), after polishing their first few tracks they signed a deal for an album to DJ Dede own label Spectrum Music and in early 2002 the debut Safi Connection album, Prince of Paranoia came to life.
This album was distributed world wide through MDMA and it has created a mega buzz for Safi Connection music and shows, reviews and interviews came out in all the respected media, magazines, internet, dj’s charts and more.
2002 was a busy year for Mishel, it is the breakthrough year for him actually, since the release of the Safi Connection debut album Mishel and Tamir decided to go each on his own way, and so Mishel kept working on the Safi Connection project while Tamir continued his career as Atomic Pulse.
Mishel released his music through many respected labels such as:
Arcadia music âJp, BNE â Israel, 3DVision â Fr, Spirit Zone Recordings âGermany, T.I.P World âUK, Transient â UK, Shiva Space Technology âGermany, Spiral Trax âSweden, AP records âGermany, Synergetic records âAustria, Candy Flip âGreece, Flow records âPortugal, Fragile planet âUK, Utopia â Israel, Digital psionic âAustralia, Agitato â Israel, Spectrum Music âIsrael, MDMA Music âIsrael, Phonokol âIsrael, Zodiac âJapan, Moon Spirits -France
Apart from Safi Connection Mishel also collaborates with Micha Yossef (aka Echotek) as half of the duo Neo Logic and on another joined project named Central Nerve , both projects are getting strong interest throughout the globe so watch out for more news on these projects soon.
More collaborations as Safi, with Space Tribe, Melicia, Sally Doolaly, Psykovsky, X-wave.
At the moment Safi is working on a psy guitar project that would be as a live act
Of 2 people, Liquid on Safi (Safi & live electro guitar player).
Also known as B-Tone, a more progressive project. An album was released on synergetic records on June 2004, called B-Tone – Mantra acts .
All of Mishel’s projects (Safi Connection, Neo Logic, B-Tone , Liquid on Safi , Central Nerve) are known for having a top quality production with stunning fresh ideas, it’s the new style, its progressive full on trance, not the usual Israeli full on, twisted, funky and most important of all it rocks the dance floors everywhere around the world.
This past 2 years , Mishel was booked to act as Safi Connection in Japan , Taiwan , Hong Kong ,France , UK, Greece, Portugal, Holland, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Israel , Macedonia, India, Brasil , Mexico , Argentina , Chile and the responds to each show were amazing .
On 2004 Mishel started hes own label: Spliff Music