The story and name Minimalistix originated at the beginning of the Millennium. The Minimalistix name is a derivative from Trance music combined with a minimal classical twist mainly focussing on Piano anthems. Their first release ‘Struggle For Pleasure’ was an instant hit and was recognizable due to it’s well-known piano melody which originates from Wim Mertens and was used in the Proximus (Belgium’s n1 mobile provider) promo campaigns. ‘Struggle for Pleasure’ reached the n1 position in their Home country Belgium and was a global dance floor hit! The original version and the fantastic Filterheadz remix were played by top Dj’s such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, John Digweed and Pete Tong who featured it at Radio BBC 1 and many more.
Their second release called ‘Close Cover’ was signed to numerous labels around the globe including Ministry Of Sound (UK), Avex (Japan) and ranked the n1 position for several weeks in many dance charts world wide and made into the top 20 in several popcharts too! Including a top 10 hit in the UK top 100 main chart!
By this time Minimalistix was also performing in various countries as a live act and Dave Lambert was the man who played as a Dj under the moniker Minimalstix. Especially Japan was a huge market for Minimalistix with several Dj sets in notorious clubs such as Velfare in Tokyo. Next to that Minimalistix also released several club compilations in Japan through AVEX music. Not only Japan but Europe also fell for the Minimalistix sound and Dj sets.
Several club hits followed, such as Magic Fly, Whistling Drive, Twin Peaks Theme “Falling”, A Forest, Adagio for Strings,… and the famous album “Elements”. Several big names including: Filterheadz, Svenson & Gielen, Boss@Nova and many others made remixes that scored hugely in the worldwide club scene. Peter Bellaert (aka Brian Koner) had a production team behind him including the likes of Steve Sidewinder, Jamie, M. Whitman, Jo Casters and Dave Lambert.
Now in 2020, after several years of inactivity Peter Bellaert and Dave Lambert felt it was time to revive Minimalistix and create an up to date sound that can be found in the Melodic and Progressive deep house scene. First releases will be a signature and updated mix for Struggle For Pleasure and later on their biggest hit till date ‘Close Cover’ will undergo the same treatment to make sure a new and fresh sound is ready to hit dancefloors worldwide.
Dj’ing wise the first gigs are being scheduled and have 2 life forms. Form 1: Classics sets including the biggest Trance and Progressive Trance hits from back in the day and Form 2: an up to date Melodic Deep house set including the new reworked versions that are being released from 2020 onwards. As music speaks a lot better than words please check these 2 types of Minimalistix Dj sets on our Soundcloud Page https://soundcloud.com/minimalistix-official
Minimalistix is ready to start where they left off years ago and take the world by storm once again