KuKan-Dub-Lagan

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KUKAN-DUB-LAGAN is the project of Itay Berger. Itay is 31 years old and comes from jerusalem/ Israel.
He has been listening to trance music since he was 16 years old. He spent over two years working as a sound engineer in one of the top three sound and light companies in israel. His decision to make music was strongly influenced by his trip to Ibiza in 1997-8 where he visited Juan's (Muses Rapt) studio. At that time he also started to dj in Israel and abroad at mostly underground parties along with big names as Dede (MDMA), Space Cat, Sunshay (COMPACT), Yaniv (Cosmophilia), The Delta, Future Prophecy, Yoda-P.Cok, Banzi (GMS) and others. During his travels he also played in Cusco, Peru as well as in New York along with Total Eclipse.

Itay's general musical influences are wide-ranging and come mainly from the following artists: Pink Floyd, Simon and Youth (Celtic Cross), Toires, UK Dub, Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Mad rofessor, Haim Laroz, Faith No More, Pearl Jam, Rolling Stones, Deep Dive Corporation, Massive Attack, UB 40, Nitin Sawhaney...
His journey into chill-out djing started in 2002 in Israel. During that time he was also signed by a UK techno-house label (http://klubdj.co.uk) under the name DJ Itay for a year and flew to Japan to play at parties in Osaka and Kyoto. Returning back to Israel, he enroled to sound engineering college for one year and totally commited himself to music composition.

Drawing from his djing experience, his early family musical influences as well as his own musical background he created his chill-out project: KUKAN-DUB-LAGAN.
It is a combination of three separate words: KUKAN , which means "space" in japanese; DUB which represents the music style; and, LAGAN , comes from the word "ba-lagan" which in hebrew means "chaos".

The debut album of Kukan-Dub-Lagan "Life is Nice" has been released by Candyflip-Records/Greece.His unique music style can be best described as psy-chill free dub. In simpler words "sunshine music for smiling people"!! the second album "Step ina rasta step" is about to be release any day now.
Itay got another project of psy progressive style as "ItaiTaiko"-released on Dance n Dust records/israel and Groove Zone records/Japan...and more to be announced....

another project under the name "Raijin Gaijin" is in progress this days-check it out.

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