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CJ Bolland

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Christian Jay Bolland
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Born in Yorkshire in 1971 but transplanted to Belgium when he was only three, CJ Bolland received an early education in dance music; his parents ran a club in Antwerp, and his mother DJed there. He grew up listening to the synthesizer music of several eras — from Jean-Michel Jarre to Front 242 and the Neon Judgement — but began devoting most of his time to house and techno by the late ’80s. Bolland began producing in 1988, when a drummer friend gave him access to the right gear, and his tracks were soon heard on several Belgian pirate radio stations. He then sent demos to several labels, and finally heard back from R & S Records.
CJ Bolland’s first production for R & S, the Project’s “Do That Dance”, jump-started his career, and he soon saw releases from his projects Pulse, Space Opera (with the Advent’s Cisco Ferreira), Cee-Jay, Ravesignal and Sonic Solution. His 1992 “Ravesignal 3 EP” (specifically, the track “Horsepower”) made Bolland one of the hottest names in the new global dance community.

Bolland made his album debut soon after, with “The 4th Sign”. His 1993-94 schedule also included production work for Mundo Muzique, Dave Angel and Joey Beltram as well as remixing for Orbital, The Prodigy, Sven Väth, WestBam, Tori Amos and Baby Ford, among others. His second album “Electronic Highway” was released in 1995, after which Bolland signed a mammoth five-album deal with Internal Records. The first fruits of the contract, “The Analogue Theatre”, were released in late 1996 to critical praise and dance-chart success, thanks to the excitable single “Sugar Is Sweeter”.

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  • ADD_SUV

    Horsepower <3

    24 Jun 4:45am Reply
  • ptzuo

    voy

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Merowinger110

    For all fans of R&S Records: http://www.last.fm/group/R&S+Records

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Terrasidius

    nice

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • SheeftZ

    It Ain't Gonna Be Me - <3

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Theeboon

    Another underrated techno producer who seems to put more work in his music than most of his contemporaries. Also, Analogue Theater is damn good, you bastards!

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • evilcarlone

    Camargue the best thing, so Space Out!

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Gordonflesher

    Last album "500 euro cocktail" simply magnificent!

    26 Jul 2010 Reply
  • trancing

    The Prophet. Timeless classic.

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • hearditfirst

    No tracks - sort it out!

    20 Jan 2010 Reply
  • trancemw13

    Analogue Theatre też jest super. Mam ewidentną zajawkę tym gościem. :D Co do albumu wyrózniam The Prophet, Kung Kung Ka, Sugar Is Sweeter...no i Counterpoint. :>

    16 Dec 2009 Reply
  • trancemw13

    Electronic Highway, jak dla mnie świetny albumik. Kilka naprawdę wirtuozerskich kawałków, np. Neural Paradox, Nec Plus Ultra, Zenith. W tej muzyce jest to "coś", którego brakuje większości współczesnych produkcji. A tak spoza albumu, to uwielbiam Mantre, cudo. :D

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • golfmade

    Not nearly enough listeners or plays, for shame.

    3 Oct 2009 Reply
  • azz_

    Camargue <3

    8 Jun 2009 Reply
  • hellc9943

    The version of 'Counterpoint' on The Starship Universe EP is a killer. In fact, the whole EP is. Such well crafted techno never really gets old.

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
  • ProgressXL

    5 stars for '' the propeth ''

    24 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Glejs

    I learned about CJ Bolland after playing the Playstation title Ghost in the Shell. He's on the soundtrack there, performing as "BCJ". Super songs.. Now I'm sitting here listening through Electronic Highway and The Analogue Theatre in one go.. So sad to know I never knew about CJ when his stuff was fresh, because it's all great!

    22 Jan 2009 Reply
  • adriatiko

    Amo Con Spirito

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Magforce

    The one who made me choose Trance over Metallica in 1996.

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
  • DJExtendedPlay

    right on ma_noclip - electronic highway blows most electronica out the water. insane album, one of the best of the 90s

    31 Oct 2008 Reply
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