Gordon Huntley & Erick Muise joined forces as Botnek back in 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia through a shared love for house music. With a shortage of inspiration in the form of nightclubs and generally an unlikely scene for the quiet seaside Canadian town, Gordon & Erick bonded over Ableton tips, dance music blogs and late night radio shows on BBC Radio 1.
A string of early releases & remixes of key artists led to discovery by Dim Mak Records & Steve Aoki. From the signing to Dim Mak came a number of singles & EPs, tours in America, and their viral edit of Martin Garrix’s hit “Animals”. The duo gained far more attention from this than ever expected & started the next chapter in their career. More singles for Dim Mak followed, along with another viral remix. This time for The Chainsmokers' “#SELFIE”, which really put Botnek on the map.
After years of touring, both Gordon & Erick realized they had almost subconsciously stopped creating the kind of music that had originally fueled the formation of Botnek in the rst place. They released a song in 2017 called "Don't Need U" on their own independent label imprint World Famous Headquarters. The track had the quirky house sound they bonded over when they first met and shared such a deep love for. From there the duo has released a number of tracks in this musical vein.
In 2018, Botnek decided to take things a step further with World Famous Headquarters by launching a radioshow. They launched World Famous Radio on SiriusXM’s Insomniac Radio, as a sort of homage to the radio shows they rst loved on BBC Radio 1. After fully realizing the amount of talent existing amongst their peers and the next generation of young producers, the guys opened up the doors of the World Famous Headquarters label to outside artists for the first time in the fall of 2018. The label's sound will consist of Botnek's lter of wacky house music inspired by those early dget & electro house days Gordon & Erick are still so inspired by today.