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|Origin||Tel Aviv, Israel|
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 in 2014. 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, releasing records such as: The White Screen, Abrao, Deaf Chonky, The Crotches, Siam and their own latest album "The Beach Goths". 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. 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."
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".
In 2016 they established their own festival, called: “Garzen Festival" 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".
International appearance venuses of Red Axes have included: Sonar, Burning Man, Coachella, Berghein/Panorama Bar, 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
|Ballad of the Ice||I'm A Cliché||2014|
|The Beach Goths||Garzen Records||2017|
|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|
- "I'm A Clinche". 1 March 2014.
- "Red Axes- Ballad onIce". Globetronica. 8 May 2014.
- Gaughan, Kevin. "Red Axes reveal new band and discuss the Tel Aviv music scene [Interview]". Ear Milk.
- "RED AXES DEFY EXPECTATION WITH GENRE BENDING SECOND ALBUM "THE BEACH GOTHS"". Deep House Amsterdam. 27 April 2017.
- "RED AXES SET TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM". Dancing Astronaut. 27 April 2017.
- "Red Axes: the new album and all their world". Vogue. 22 June 2017.
- Rowlands, Mark (9 February 2017). "RED AXES ARE CATALYSING A ROCK AND ROLL RAVE REVOLUTION".