trance. Michael Banel / Behind Blue Eyes has played in some of the worlds biggest events, such as Boom 2006 + 2008, Voov 2005 + 2006, Roskilde 2008 and also played some big festivals and other events in Denmark, Germany, Israel, India, Mexico, Thailand, Croatia, Italy, Turkey, Austria, Australia, Brasil, France, Greece, USA, Canada, Spain and many more places. Banel is a creative and administrative resource, a strong representive for the Iboga label and the artists around it. As one of the founders and owners of the label, Banel has been there since the beginning, being part of compiling and releasing more than 100 CDs and vinyls while working on the establishment of Iboga Records, as being one of the leading labels/team of artists in the world, in a broad range of progressive electronic dance and chillout music, during the last years also being established as one of the top selling labels online. Michael Banel got interested in electronic music in the eighties where a friend introduced him to acid house. He also took him to his first house parties in 1988, it was the Coma Club in Copenhagen, where he had to cheat to get a member ship because he only was 15 years old at that time. After these first encounters he started buying acid house records and tried to play them in his sets in a youth club.
Later in the early nineties he began playing at underground parties in the Copenhagen area, and the "House/Techno" styles exploded in many directions. It became obvious for him that he was interested in alot of these new directions. Between 1994-97 Banel was part of an event organisation called "Rotundum", who organised alot of events in the Copenhagen area, and played DJ sets at many of those events. Michael started buying equipment for music production, in the beginning with Rene from Beat Bizarre, and started the Iboga studio together with Amon, Emok and Jeppe. Around 1996-97 the ideas and planning of a Copenhagen label was taking shape and it was named Iboga Records...It was in those days that a "new" Copenhagen sound was developing.
As the term "scandinavian progressive trance" appeared, the Iboga team played a strong role in the development those early days. Nowadays Iboga Records has a strong focus on crossover Progressive House & Techno, And is still getting an ever growing stronger attention & following, with support from a long list of todays biggest names. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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