Quazar

Quazar

Real Name:
Gert Van Veen, Erik van Putten, Farida Merville, Daphne Mollee
Profile:
Quazar from Utrecht / Amsterdam, The Netherlands, initially consisted of Gert Van Veen AKA MG ("Magic") and Erik van Putten AKA Eric Cycle. Both had played in a band before, but they were not all that successful in those days. In 1989, van Veen was a music journalist for a national newspaper, 'De Volkskrant'. He wrote some articles about "The New Dance Craze".
Together with the famous resident DJ of 'The Roxy' club in Amsterdam, Eddy De Clercq and Eton Crop member Corné Bos, he produced 'Pay The Piper' A-Men. It is generally argued to be the first Dutch house record, although Peter Slaghuis from Rotterdam was a pioneer too.
Van Putten, van Veen and De Clercq had their first underground hit with 'Dish & Tell' as House Of Venus, part of which was sampled by Prince. The first Quazar record was 'Seven Stars'. It was picked up by a broad audience (even mellow-oriented DJ's played it), but it was definitely a milestone for hard (euro) techno.
The second release, 'Here & Now', is also quite experimental. It features an intro by Urban Dance Squad guitar player René van Barneveld AKA Tres Manos. The remix edition features the often underestimated, slighty melodic techno tune, 'Midsummernightsdream'.
Quazar rose to "world fame in The Netherlands", when they were featured in the classic documentary, 'House gewoon uit je dak', in the Impact series by the Dutch VARA-television. They even managed to penetrate the booming market for (album) CD's. Their outstanding first album 'The Seven Stars' sold well over 10.000 copies.
Later attempts were made to appeal to a more general audience. Their tracks became more song-like in format, and vocals (by Farida Merville) got more emphasis. Unfortunately things didn't quite work out for them. Gert van Veen still uses the name Quazar for his projects.
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Quazar Discography

Albums

BANG CD 097, BANGCD097 Quazar Seven Stars (Album) Go Bang! Records BANG CD 097, BANGCD097 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
STAR 002 DLP Quazar Here & Now (Album) Seven Stars Records STAR 002 DLP Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
STAR 006 CD Quazar Zodiac Trax (Album) Seven Stars Records STAR 006 CD Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Superstition 2080, Super 2080 Quazar Flightrecorder (Album) Seven Stars Records Superstition 2080, Super 2080 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
superstition 2103 Quazar 21 Hours (Album) Superstition superstition 2103 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BANG 007 Quazar The Seven Stars (Maxi) Go Bang! Records BANG 007 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
BANG 012 Quazar Spring EP (EP) Go Bang! Records BANG 012 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
BANG 016 Quazar (Fast Forward) Into The Future (Single, Maxi) Go Bang! Records BANG 016 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
BANGR 012 Quazar Here & Now (Remix) / Midsummernight's Dream(12") Go Bang! Records BANGR 012 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
BANG 7021 Quazar Last Train To Paradise (Single) Go Bang! Records BANG 7021 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
BANG 024 Quazar Change For The Better (Maxi) Go Bang! Records BANG 024 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
STAR 003 Quazar Unity (Maxi) Seven Stars Records STAR 003 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
STAR 001 MCD Quazar Break Away (Maxi) Seven Stars Records STAR 001 MCD Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
STAR 004 Quazar Deeper & Higher(12", Maxi) Seven Stars Records STAR 004 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
STAR 005 CD Quazar Sunflower (Maxi) Seven Stars Records STAR 005 CD Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
STAR 008 Quazar One Seven Stars Records STAR 008 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
STAR 007 PROMO Quazar New Years Eve EP (EP) Seven Stars Records STAR 007 PROMO Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
superstition 2078 Quazar Ninety-Seven Stars Superstition superstition 2078 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
STAR 009R Quazar This Is Music Seven Stars Records STAR 009R Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
superstition 2083 Quazar Confusing The Sun Superstition superstition 2083 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Superstition 2091 Quazar One & The End Superstition Superstition 2091 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Superstition 2101 Quazar House Music Superstition Superstition 2101 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Basmati 02 Gabriel Ananda / Daniel Mehlhart / Quazar Gabriel Ananda / Daniel Mehlhart / Quazar - GCF / 1.1 Remake Basmati Basmati 02 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
BLA BLA 015 Quazar Number One EP (EP) Bla Bla Records BLA BLA 015 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
WEDIG006 Quazar Surkus Jam EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) We Dig. Music WEDIG006 Netherlands 2012