10 December 1977 (age 40)
Laurent Véronnez aka (DJ) Airwave lived in Brussels until he was 20 years young, experimenting with computers and synthesizers at his home. After sending his first demo to Lightning Records - the original home of the infamous Bonzai label -, he became one of the main artists of the new age in electronic music. After the first small successes with PLG, North Pole, Montera and Magnetix, he had his first breakthrough with the first release of Fire & Ice, produced together with DJ Fire. He decided to move to Antwerp so he could concentrate more on his productional work. The first results were new releases for Fire & Ice, Planisphere and Meridian. After that he evolved more and more and faster and faster becoming a real professional artist by producing Airwave as a main project carrying his producers name known as L-Vee. All that together with the launch back then of Bonzai in the UK, made him in an instant a star in the trance progressive music scene. Besides all that he was also commissioned to make remixes for the likes of Yves Deruyter, Da Hool, Aurora, Solar Stone, Blue Alphabet, Push, Jones & Stephenson, & Laurent has always essentially been influenced by the roots of electronic music, since the early beginning, from Kraftwerk to FSOL or great producers like Jarre, Orbital, Oliver Lieb and one of his big admirations BT, &All of them are still taking his breath away. He defines his own musical style as "pure electronic dance music with a sniff of electronica and trance and progressive sounds" which is a result of many years of discovering, getting inspired by his musical heroes and being guided by his record label Bonzai, whom he calls "the gods of music & technology". Now a new era is born, after the disappearance of his main label home Lightning Records, he is back more than ever as being a co-owner and A & R for Banshee Worx, the newly formed record label together with DJ/producer star Yves Deruyter and Fly (owner of Bonzai) and Marnik (A & R + international from the former Lightning Records). His first release through the renewed Bonzai was "When Things Go Wrong", part of the original album "Believe". Now one year later after the disappearance of Lightning Records, his album is available again in a new adapted version containing the original album version and a 2nd CD containing unreleased tracks and mixes. Together with this album the new single "Ladyblue", which is already doomed to be a so called "classic", will be released in a special 2 part vinyl edition…
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