Amir Egozy, Botanika label co-owner/A&R, made his first DJ steps back in 2000 (actually debuting on the millennium), and soon became the first DJ and resident (and also artistic manager) of Tel-Aviv’s leading music orientated and long standing lounge, Shesek. Throughout the years he has written for and vice-edited Israel’s DJ Mag (“DJ Ha-ir” R.I.P.), handled bookings at the much missed Sofabeat club, coordinated the local activities of the Red Bull Music Academy for 4 years, and in 2006 compiled & edited “Undercurrents”, a 12 track overview of the local underground music scene, which exposed diverse local talents such as Kutiman, Radiotrip, Polar Pair, Yoav B, Guy Gerber & Kalbata.
Egozy has become one of the most esteemed DJs in Tel Aviv, by combining his ever growing knowledge of music with a deep comprehension of people, sound-systems, trends and the history of dance music. His weekly “Rashamkol” podcast (2008-2011) on Israel’s most popular website, Walla!, helped cementing his stature, with a wide eyed selection and impeccable mixing skills making this podcast the most popular music podcast in Israel. Since April 2012, he broadcasts a weekly radioshow (Thursdays 3-5PM, +2GMT) at KZ Radio, where he has already hosted the likes of Derrick May, Joe Claussell, Juju & Jordash, Wolf & Lamb and others.
Over the years he has evolved as a DJ, covering the full BPM spectrum, from mixed-genres/full-range sets at his weekly Sunday spot at Shesek, to full on club sets in various contexts, or performing live with Onili and their improvised DJ-MC sessions, further expanding his skills & versatility.