Three brothers by the name of Ruven, Ilan and Shmuel Flaishler make up one of the hottest dance acts / DJ teams around the world these days. They are better known as the ‘Flash Brothers’, who are the hottest dance music export from Israel to date as well as frontrunners on the international dance scene. The Flash Brothers are true pioneers in the Israeli dance music scene with regards to progressive house, Progressive trance and electro 80's house music. They don’t like to be put into one distinct category, rather they consider themselves to be underground dance music producers / performers. Their ambition, hard work, and massive chart success – e.g. 2004 summer anthem ‘Amen’ – have paid off, as this hotly tipped trio performs all over the world nowadays at some of the most prestigious clubs and biggest events
One of the biggest highlights / steppingstones in Flash Brothers’ career to date, came at the beginning of 2001. Two of the world’s most prolific DJs, namely Paul Oakenfold (Perfecto Records) and John Digweed (Bedrock Records), embraced some of the Flash Brothers’ releases and this consequently lead to signing some of these tracks to their respective labels. The Flash Brothers then broke into the UK market under the Flash banner with the release of ‘The Days After / Megatron’ through Perfecto Records in October 2001. The release was featured on compilations like ‘Perfecto presents Paul Oakenfold Ibiza 2001’ and the triple mix CD compilation ‘Perfecto Collection’. From here on, the Flash Brothers gained international recognition and worldwide fame was the next thing on their agenda.
The Flash Brothers have released singles with some of the leading dance labels in the world, such as Oxyd, Direction (Sony/UK), Perfecto, Bedrock, Hooj Choons, Yoshitoshi and many more. Furthermore, they have been performing as a trio live act with their music for more than six years now. They have played already all over Israel at top clubs such as Haoman 17, TLV, Dome, Octopus, Pacha, Forum, Vertigo, Hata'asiya, Ultrasound, Ku, Vox, and so on. In addition, they’ve performed at open-air festivals in Israel as well, e.g. Love Parades 1999 to 2003 and Heineken’s Sundance Beer Festival. Add to that many successful gigs together around the world in countries like Turkey, Hungary, Sweden, UK, Holland, Poland, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Ibiza, Croatia, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Spain, Slovenia and tours throughout Asia. With ever gig, their popularity seems to keep growing among clubbers and fans that support them all the way.
The Flash Brothers enjoyed an outstanding 2004, with over 10 single releases on internationally renowned labels, including a remix of ‘Who’s that Girl’ by Eurythmics, and a hot WMC Miami anthem called 'Amen'. The latter was originally released on Oxyd Records, which is a premier Italian house label, and from there on signed to Sony Music’s major UK dance label Direction. ‘Amen’ was considered to be one of the top 20 dance anthems of the 2004 summer season in Ibiza, and got as high as no. 75 in the official UK pop charts. The smash hit can be found on no less than seven CD compilations in the UK, Canada and Italy, including Ministry of Sound’s ‘Summer 2004’ and ‘The Annual 2005’. On top of that, early 2004, the boys released a mix CD compilation called ‘Flash Brothers present Fear of a Silver Planet 2’ on Silver Planet Recordings, making them the first Israeli electronic music artists to release a mix compilation on a UK label. In addition, they also delivered a hot remix of Brad Carter’s Ibiza 2004 anthem ‘Morning Always Comes Too Soon’ on top dance label Positiva Records, which is famed for releases by the Shapeshifters, Paul van Dyk, Deep Dish, Ferry Corsten, and many more. Furthermore, the Flash Brothers performed at many great clubs and high profile events in 2004, including the massive 2004 summer 'MTV Valkana Beach’ festival, where they performed live on main stage with Paul van Dyk, Mauro Picotto, Richie Hawtin, and Felix da Housecat, to name but a few. On top of that, they also appeared for an interview on MTV’s Dancefloor Chart show, where they played live and were interviewed by Becky Griffin, the host of the show. August 2004 saw the boys playing live at BBC Radio 1’s party in Ibiza, and they joined Judge Jules live on the radio together with the fabulous vocalist of ‘Amen’ to perform the summer anthem ‘Amen’ live.
On top of that, the brothers were also prized as Israel's worldwide export artist of 2004 at the country’s dance music awards.
That year has also been a very busy, yet exciting time for the Flash Brothers, combining their production work with their increasingly busy tour schedule. For example they played the massive MAYDAY 2005 rave in Budapest - Hungary, 'Renaissance UK club event in Barcelona - Spain, 'Gatecrasher' world tour across Brazil & headlined the 'Final Flash' festival in Slovenia. Also headlined the 6 weeks tour of KENT in all over Ukraine, playing big parties in the biggest cities of the country.
Furthermore, they had lots of releases in 2005 including remixes, on leading dance labels such as Whoop, Oven Ready, Harlem (Steve Lawler's label), Armada Music (Armin van Buuren’s label), Mondo UK etc.
In 2006 some more big releases came as the vocal hit single 'Faith in love' with Tiff Lacey on top German label Supra / Silly Spider Music, that appeared as well on several top German compilations.
Other successful releases on Low riders (Holland), Flow Vinyl (Portugal), top remixes on SonyBMG UK, New state UK, Armada music & 2a sides USA, plus the new 'House of Flash' mixed album – that's titled as their very popular net radio show on San Fransisco's Frisky radio (www.friskyradio.com ).
The guys been voted at no. 23 on the dj mag top 100 voting of 2006.
Headlined the official 2006 top 100 party with Paul van dyk & Armin van buuren at the main room of Fabric superclub in London, and won the award there for the highest climber dj of 2006'.
Their productions & Performances in 2007 till now continued to receive wide and frequent support from some of the biggest names in the industry, like Paul Oakenfold, Tiësto, Sasha, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Danny Tenaglia, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Deep Dish, Dave Seaman, Seb Fontaine, Ferry Corsten, Steve Lawler, Markus Schultz, Satoshi Tomiie, Max graham, Robbie Rivera, Sandra Collins, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela, Tom Stephan, Junior Vasquez, Victor Calderone and many, many others!
Since January 2007 their 2nd radio show started on the leading New York dance radio di.fm (www.di.fm ) that hosts other top shows by Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schultz, Ferry Corsten, Carl Cox etc..
'Da Flash' show gained more fans & success, and broadcast on the Progressive Channel every monthly 2nd wednsday between 12pm-2pm (New York time).
The following years had the Flashers gaining more success with top gigs, as on Creamfields Festival Poland (together with Swedish House Maffia), The Carnival tour in Brazil & historic NYE open air show in Mombassa - Kenya (Africa). On the musical side the guys released the ELEMENTS remix album on Baroque Records UK, Remixed the mighty pop star BEYONCE ("smash into you"), and been remixed by top Dj / Producer Steve Angello for the release 'Palmito' on Steve's label Size Records.
In short, the trio can hardly be labeled as a ‘flash in the pan’, as they continue to tour their amazing Flash Brothers’ show (live act + DJ set) around the world and keep delivering smash productions and hot remixes on top labels, which are featured on countless compilation CDs. The Flash Brothers are here to stay and expect to hear many more great things from them in the future!