Shaff Puff are actually different combination of three guys from the north of Israel: Roy Engel, Yonatan Markov & Gil Rosenberg. Roy was born in 1978 and learned to play the piano from young age, he moved to drums, played some rock bands and then, through Prodigy, Goa Gil, first trance party, and that was it- he landed in trance. In the beginning of 97 he was hooked on Astral Projection & MFG, until the big festival in Gany Huga (the Karahana movie), where he decided that the future is in European trance. When he was in the army he met Gil, who was from Haifa and the same age. Gil was a vinyl DJ, and they spent a lot of time together listening to music and playing it. Gil brought with him a lot of European music, especially Flying Rhino stuff. Yonatan, who lives near Roy, played electric guitar and used to listen to Heavy Metal, untill one day about in 97 he decided to buy a groovebox and started playing with it. He teamed up with Roy and they started playing together, until Roy bought a 505 and they started working seriously.
Their work is usually team work, when Yonatan is more on the effects and editing side, Roy on the sound department, and Gil throws in ideas. They don't have a usual work pattern, they just start working, feeling the sounds, and go along with them. The aim is searching for these little peaks in the music that bring the excitement.
Roy and Gil have been working in San-Francisco, and they released: MPT on The Language of Light 3 (Ceiba), Red sky on Mechanism (Spiral Trax), Vol n Hold on Orbis II (Sphere).