Quazar

Quazar

Real Name:
Gert Van Veen, Erik van Putten, Farida Merville, Daphne Mollee
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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

Quazar Seven Stars (Album) Go Bang! Records Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
Quazar Here & Now (Album) Seven Stars Records Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Quazar Zodiac Trax (Album) Seven Stars Records Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Quazar Flightrecorder (Album) Seven Stars Records Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Quazar 21 Hours (Album) Superstition Germany 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Quazar The Seven Stars (Maxi) Go Bang! Records Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Quazar Spring EP (EP) Go Bang! Records Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
Quazar (Fast Forward) Into The Future (Maxi, Single) Go Bang! Records 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
Quazar Last Train To Paradise (Single) Go Bang! Records Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
Quazar Change For The Better (Maxi) Go Bang! Records Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
Quazar Unity (Maxi) Seven Stars Records Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Quazar Break Away (Maxi) Seven Stars Records Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
STAR 004 Quazar Deeper & Higher(12", Maxi) Seven Stars Records STAR 004 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Quazar Sunflower (Maxi) Seven Stars Records Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Quazar One Seven Stars Records Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Quazar New Years Eve EP (EP) Seven Stars Records Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Quazar Ninety-Seven Stars Superstition Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Quazar This Is Music Seven Stars Records Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Quazar Confusing The Sun Superstition Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Quazar One & The End Superstition Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Quazar House Music Superstition Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Gabriel Ananda / Daniel Mehlhart / Quazar Gabriel Ananda / Daniel Mehlhart / Quazar - GCF / 1.1 Remake Basmati Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Quazar Number One EP (EP) Bla Bla Records Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
WEDIG006 Quazar Surkus Jam EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) We Dig. Music WEDIG006 Netherlands 2012