Randy Katana

Randy Katana

Real Name:
Randy Joubert
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Born in St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles on the 14th of March 1965, lived in the Netherlands, Curaçao and Aruba before going to College in Rome Georgia USA. On holidays to Aruba (home at that time) he was dj-ing in the biggest clubs on the island, being 17 years of age.

After dropping out of college around 1983 he moved to the island of St. Maarten again where he played as a resident dj at the biggest club 'Studio 7' for 4 years.

In 1988 he decided to seek new opportunities and moved to the Netherlands to try out in the music business. Equipped with a s10 sampler and a drum computer plus USD 500, he moved to Amsterdam. After shortly working in Bebop (now well known as the IT) in Amsterdam he decided to move to Switzerland. After two months he returned to start working in the Tahiti Club in Scheveningen in the Netherlands. Here he worked for 9 years as a resident dj. In this club he also met The Freak, where together they started the dance label called 'Jinx Records'. His first track 'Katana - Sexual Intimidation' made it big in the dance charts. The second release Katana's 'Erotmania' became one of the biggest classics in the history of the record company which they started after a few years called BPM Dance.

After leaving the Tahiti Club he focused on his company BPM Dance making it one of the biggest independent record company's in the Netherlands, with labels like Jinx Records, Silver Premium, Tri Lamb, Smoke Free DJ Tools, Bango, 2 Play, Big Bucks and many more... ... Meanwhile in 1999 he started to offer vinyl on the internet which in a very short time exploded to become one of the biggest online shops in Europe www.only-djs.com

In the year 2002 the music business started to experience some difficulties, in the form of bankruptcies of several key-company's, so he decided to stop activities as a record company on January 2003. In the summer of 2003 a dj friend from Spain convinced him to try to become a fulltime dj. He did. After a tryout in on of the biggest clubs in Amsterdam the XL, he immediately was accepted as a resident dj.
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Randy Katana Discography

Albums

JINXCD001 Randy Katana Spirit Of The Drums (Album) Jinx Records JINXCD001 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RS001 Randy Katana One Solid Wave Reset Records (3) RS001 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
SP-1001 Randy Katana / PG2 Randy Katana / PG2 - Guass / Trance Central (Randy Katana Remix)(12") Silver Premium SP-1001 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
H'N'H CDS 249 Randy Katana In Silence (Maxi, Single) Reset Records (3) H'N'H CDS 249 Poland 2004 Sell This Version
INSMX 342 N Randy Katana Fancy Fair '05 (Single) Insolent Tracks INSMX 342 N Spain 2004 Sell This Version
JINX001 Randy Katana Play It Loud (Maxi, Single) Jinx Records JINX001 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
INSMX 354 (N) Randy Katana Pleasure Island (Single) Reset Records (3), Reset Records (3) INSMX 354 (N) Spain 2005 Sell This Version
RSSP001 Randy Katana / Sam Sharp Randy Katana / Sam Sharp - One Solid Wave / In-Deep(12", Promo) Reset Records (3) RSSP001 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
INSMX 358 N Randy Katana Play It Loud E.P.(12", EP) Insolent Tracks INSMX 358 N Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
WL 045 R.K.* Plastic Fantastic(12", S/Sided, Promo) Spinnin' Records White Label WL 045 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
JINX005 Randy Katana Spirit Of The Drums (Album Sampler Part 1) (Single) Jinx Records JINX005 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
JINX002 Randy Katana Another Wave(12") Jinx Records JINX002 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
JINX003 Randy Katana Presents Nick Larson Randy Katana Presents Nick Larson - FDV 6 / Legacy(12") Jinx Records JINX003 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
JINX004 Randy Katana Session Impossible(12") Jinx Records JINX004 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
JINX006 Randy Katana & Mac Zimms Randy Katana & Mac Zimms - Spirit Of The Drums (Album Sampler Part 2) (Single) Jinx Records JINX006 UK 2007 Sell This Version
RS073 Randy Katana Derb Reset Records (3) RS073 2009 Sell This Version
DOORN028 Randy Katana You And I / Back In Time Doorn Records DOORN028 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
RS079, RS078 Randy Katana ft MEM* / Daniel Wanrooy & Rene Havelaar Randy Katana ft MEM* / Daniel Wanrooy & Rene Havelaar - Go Tech / B52(12", Smplr) Reset Records (3), Reset Records (3) RS079, RS078 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

RS064 Randy Katana The Hype(File, MP3) Reset Records (3) RS064 Netherlands 2009
RS079 Randy Katana Ft MEM* Randy Katana Ft MEM* - Go Tech (Katana Edit)(File, MP3) Reset Records (3) RS079 Netherlands 2009
025LB06XN010715 Randy Katana Alambra(File, MP3, 320) LambdaBeatz 025LB06XN010715 Netherlands 2015
024SP04XN010315 Randy Katana Silence (Omar Sherif Remix)(File, MP3, 320) SilverBeatz 024SP04XN010315 Netherlands 2015

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SlavaLovesEDM

SlavaLovesEDM

November 21, 2014
This guy is clearly talented, now even though his earlier works are highly respected by me and used to be listened quite a few times, the unexpected, unique "Derb" is probably the apogee of Randy, it's very weird, but it works, don't get tired of it.
Iceferno

Iceferno

June 8, 2010
I've known about Randy Katana for many years, as I heard his "In Silence" way back when I got Trancemaster 4003. However in the past few months, I've come to appreciate some of his less melodic work. Randy has a generous selection of Tech Trance productions which he churned out from 2003 up until 2007 when he took the slower Electro, Progressive and Tech House route.

His Tribal influence is more apparent in many of his Tech Trance works. Some more than others, but there's always a hint of it. "One Solid Wave", "Another Wave" and "Plastic Fantastic", to name a few. I'm a big fan of Tribal and Latin rhythms but also of another Tech artist Mac Zimms (who, incidentally, has also collaborated with Katana), so this hybrid of styles really got me hooked.

I have two particular favourites of Katana's... well, maybe three, but two of them are like twins. There's "Play It Loud", a hard hitting, euphoric techer with elements of Hard House and Trance, "Play It Louder", a more techy version of the former, featuring a famous sample just over half-way in, and finally, the Randy Katana Remix of Ron van den Beuken's dark Tech Trance opus "Access", in which the tribal presence is at it's strongest. As for the Minimal/Electro/Tech House mode Randy works in now, honourable mentions would have to be "Derb", "You & I" and "Bring It On" with Mac Zimms.

I highly recommend this artist to fans of both the Tribal sounds and Tech Trance artists such as Sam Sharp, E-Craig and previously mentioned Mac Zimms. Perfect music for the dancefloors!

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