Red Axes

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Red Axes
OriginTel Aviv, Israel
  • Disco
  • garage rock
  • dance
  • electronic
  • post punk
  • psychedelic rock
  • techno
  • new wave
Years active2010 (2010)–present
LabelsGarzen Records
  • Dori Sadovnik
  • Niv Arzi

Red Axes is an Israeli electronic and indie music duo formed in 2010 by Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi. Based in Tel Aviv, the duo's eclectic sound range is influenced by many genres, including disco, house, garage rock, post punk, psychedelic rock and techno.


Arzi and Sadovnik met and began writing songs together when they were 14. Three years later, they formed Red Cotton, a four-member psychedelic rock band that included Udi Naor and Yovav, Arzi's brother.

The year after releasing their debut album, 2006's memory card, the band made plans to go to London but only managed to reach Amsterdam. After four months the Red Cotton band broke up, with Arzi and Sadovnik electing to remain in Amsterdam, and tour Europe, broadening their musical experience and repertoire. After spending some time living in Amsterdam and touring Europe, the two Dj/Producers with Naor as the head producer started a rave party brand in Tel Aviv called "Break It!". The first Red Axes EP was released in 2010. During the following years, Red Axes went on to release on a variety of labels including Crosstown Rebels, Hivern Discs, Permanent Vacation, Correspondent, Life and Death, Dark Entries, Multi Culti, and I'm a Cliche.

Red Axes' first full-length album, Ballad of the Ice, appeared under the I'm a Cliché label[1] in 2014.[2] The vocal- and guitar-heavy album included additional collaborations with Abrão as well as a cover of Bauhaus '"Bela Lugosi's Dead." Following the release of the Ballad of Ice" album, the duo initiated a worldwide tour, gaining international recognition both on the dance floors and in the music charts worldwide.

In 2016, the duo launched their own record label named Garzen Records,[3] releasing records such as: The White Screen, Abrao, Deaf Chonky, The Crotches, Siam and their own latest album "The Beach Goths".[4] Beach Goths was produced in their studio in collaboration with the extended Garzen family – Abrão, Eylonzo Crotch, Gabriel Broid, Adi Bronicki, Thomas Jacksonn & Iñigo Vontier were all featured in the 12 track album with the stated intention of creating a "new psychedelic cosmic adventure" for fans.[5] The end result has been described as "innovative in the simplicity with which it talks to the soul of the listener as well as in the assortment of music references that every single track contains. The Beach Goths consists of 12 tracks that can be viewed as paths; none of them is restricted to a specific interpretation though, what is clearly defined is the element that brings them together – an invitation to approach music in the most natural way, in the awareness that every listening experience conceals a purely and exclusively subjective interpretation."[6]

Over 2016, they went on to produce "Kill The DJ", characterized by dark, new wave flavors, and had two releases on Multi Culti (including remixes of 'Waiting for a Surprise'). They issued three collaborations with Moscoman: ‘Dikembe Manutu’, amore Middle Eastern-flavored ‘Subaru Pesha’ and a remix of ‘Fernandez’, characterized by its unexpected tangents and a trippy EP for Endless Flight. It was their ‘Sun My Sweet Sun’ that "perhaps drew most attention with its bells, chimes and simple but highly memorable flute melody".[7]

In 2016 they established their own festival, called: “Garzen Festival"[3] and curated party nights around the world. Red Axes have various performing acts either as Dj's, live electronic duo, or as a Live band called "Red Axes 4".[3]

International appearance venuses of Red Axes have included: Sonar, Burning Man, Coachella, Berghein/Panorama Bar,[3] Glastonbury, Dekmantel, DGTL, Field Day, Pacha Ibiza, Fusion, Nachtdigital, FYF, Convenanza, ADE, Beats in space

In 2016, the duo initiated the "Red Axes around the world" project in Africa, in which they travel to remote locations, performing recordings and workshops with local musicians and students. These activities are being compiled into a serial documentary, the first episode having been filmed in Ethiopia and the Ivory Coast.


  • 2016 – The "ACUM" Prize (Israeli copyrights association) for exceptional achievements in electronic music
  • 2016 – No. 35 on Resident Advisor – Top 100 Live Acts of 2016
  • 2016 – No. 26 – Sun my sweet sun – Resident Advisor – Top 50 Tracks of 2016
  • 2016 – No. 7 on the Beatport Top 10 Indie dance – Nu Disco Artists of 2016
  • 3 tracks in the 10 best selling tracks on Beatport
  • Releases on: Correspondent, Hivern Discs, Permanent Vacation, Multi Culti which are 4 out of 10 best selling labels by Beatport
  • 2016 – Xlr8r – Most Downloaded Track
  • 2016 – Subaru Pesha
  • 2017: 9th place – Best Dj Mix Time out new york.
  • 2017 – Walla Nightlife Awards- Best Dj/Producer



Name Label Year released
Ballad of the Ice I'm A Cliché 2014
The Beach Goths Garzen Records 2017


Name Label Year released
Bela (12", EP) Klasse Recordings 2011
Tour De Chile (5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) I'm A Cliché 2012
Red Axes Featuring Abrão – Caminho De Dreyfus (12") Correspondant 2013
Kicks Out of You (12") I'm A Cliché 2014
Shem Vol. 2 2 versions I'm A Cliché 2015
Waiting for a Surprise Multi Culti 2015
Sabor Feat. Abrao (12") Crosstown Rebels 2015
Marvin & Guy, Red Axes – 7HVN06 (7", Ltd) Hivern Discs 2015
Pil Sagol (12", EP) Hivern Discs 2015
Red Axes / Rouge Mécanique – Special Delivery (12", W/Lbl, Han) Edit Service 2015
Ahuzat Bait (12", EP, Ltd) Garzen Records 2015
Shem Vol. 1 (12", EP) I'm A Cliché 2015
Red Axes & C.A.R. – Car Axes Kill The DJ Records 2016
Sun My Sweet Sun Permanent Vacation 2016
Waiting for a Remix Multi Culti 2016
Red Axes + Moscoman + Krikor – Subaru Pesha (12") Disco Halal 2016
Caminho de Dreyfus (12") CORRESPONDANT 2016
Bubble Cat (12") Endless Flight 2016
Moscoman & Red Axes – Dikembe Manutu / Rage in the Cage (12") ESP Institute 2016
Sun My Sweet Sun Remix Permanent Vacation 2017
Nyx Tape Dark Entries 2017
Kalacol EP Life And Death 2017


  1. ^ "I'm A Clinche". 1 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Red Axes- Ballad onIce". Globetronica. 8 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Gaughan, Kevin. "Red Axes reveal new band and discuss the Tel Aviv music scene [Interview]". Ear Milk.
  5. ^ "RED AXES SET TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM". Dancing Astronaut. 27 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Red Axes: the new album and all their world". Vogue. 22 June 2017.
  7. ^ Rowlands, Mark (9 February 2017). "RED AXES ARE CATALYSING A ROCK AND ROLL RAVE REVOLUTION".