Prolific artist and DJ, Stefan Melis aka Bountyhunter started his careers in 1990 in a very small after club called TGV. During this period he recorded his first record with a sample from the Star Wars movie and “Bountyhunter” was born. Released on the brand new up and coming label Bonzai Records in 1992, this single would go on to be a huge success and help in shaping the sound we all know and love today. Many more releases would follow including “Woops”, “Demilitarized Zone” and “The Return” to name a few. These releases would make a big mark on the Bonzai imprint and propel Bountyhunter into the big time and ensure that when people speak of not only Bonzai but of classics in general, then the name Bountyhunter is always mentioned.
Stefan’s tunes have appeared on many compilations including Bonzai Compilation Chapter I, Bonzai Compilation II – Extreme Chapter, Best Of Bonzai, Midem ’97, Turn Up The Bass and Retro Arena and loads more. He has also teamed up with artists on collaborations such as Chain-Dance and X-Change which saw releases on Bonzai Records from 1992 – 1994.
Today Stefan is producing Hardcore music along with Tech and Electro. He is constantly DJing in Holland with the likes of Darkraver, Rotterdam Terror Corps and Paul Elstak. Recently he returned to Cherrymoon where he played a lot of the early classics from Bonzai and he has many other parties lined up. Bountyhunter is still an in demand DJ and will for sure feature in lots of retro parties in the future.