In the mid-1980s, the Filterheadz took their first musical in a pop band. Bert played guitar and Maarten was the drummer. Their role models were bands such as U2, The Police and Simple Minds, and still today these influences are audible in their songs.
After a whole series of pop, rock, metal and rhythm and blues projects, with rather modest success, they moved towards the field of electronic dance music through remixes by Roger Sanchez, Masters at Work and David Morales, with their more recent productions strongly oriented towards the American House scene.
In 1998, they were contracted by the Belgian label Headroom Music. After a few publications under various pseudonyms, they decided to opt for the name “Filterheadz”. At that time, Jo Casters’ attention was raised and he ordered a number of remixes from them. Their interpretation of “Struggle for Pleasure” (Minimalistix) became a club hit. Inspired by Deep Dish and John Digweed, they advanced to progressive trance and, with remixes from Hooj and Platypus, scored more club hits.
When the Filterheadz were contacted by Intec Records, they produced the Latin Techno track “Sunshine”, which was to be played on Ibiza as a summer song. More remix work for Green Velvet, Bedrock, Eddie Amador, Tiësto and Oliver Lieb followed.
After producing the best-selling techno record of the year, they began to expand their musical diversity again and published their first mixed genre CD “Tribalicious”. Since then, the Filterheadz have grown into an international name on the dance floor…
You can catch the Filterheadz in Cape Town and JHB on the 11th & 12th of April!
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