Kukan dUb LaganÂ is the project of Itay Berger. Itay comes from Israel. He has been listening to electronic music since he was 16 years old. He spent over 3 years working as a sound engineer in one of the top 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 Juanâ€™s (Muses Rapt) studio. At that time he also started to dj in Israel and abroad at mostly underground parties . During his travels he also played in Cusco, Peru as well as in New York along with Total Eclipse.
Itayâ€™s general musical influences are wideranging .His journey into chill-out djing started in 2002 in Israel. During that time he was also signed by a UK techno-house label (www.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.
Kukan dUb LaganÂ : It is a combination of three separate words: KUKAN, which means â€œspaceâ€ in japanese; DUB which represents the music style; and, LAGAN, comes from the word â€œba-laganâ€ which in hebrew means â€œchaosâ€. The debut album of Kukan dUb Lagann â€œLife is Niceâ€ has been released by Candyflip-Records/ Greece (2004).His 2nd album â€œStep ina Rasta Stepâ€ been released on his own label â€œMikelaBella Rec(2007). 3rd album â€œNew Life New Visionâ€ been release this days. Itay also teache in sound music school in israel â€œchill out and dubâ€, and also produce several other projects, tech house progressive and ethnic, as well managing his own label releases and artists.
His unique music style can be best described as psy-chill free dub. In simpler words â€œsunshine music for smiling peopleâ€Download RSS iTunes