Joey van Ingen a.k.a. Radical Redemption is the man behind this rough name in the hardstyle scene. He’s born in 1990, and grew up in the east of the Netherlands. From day one he was interested in all kinds of music. At age 10 he started to play the drums. His interest went to the rhythmic elements in music. As drummer he played in several bands, ‘Pacific’ became his main project. But, at that same time he came in touch with the harder side of dance music. He had to make a choice.
Joey wanted to spin records, so he bought two turntables and started practicing. After a while he organized hardstyle parties in his garage for his friends. They had a good night partying and Joey had a good night behind the decks! A couple of months later he became the resident DJ in a local club. But, what if he could spin his own tracks? That would be totally awesome! So, around the beginning of 2009 he started producing hardstyle. He used all his spare time to improve his producing skills. Day in, day out, producing, producing and producing. (and after that, producing!)
While improving his skills, Joey developed his own style. A lot of rhythmic elements, raw sounds, heavy kicks and dark atmospheres will define this. Also thinking outside the box, trying something new and experimenting with a lot of sounds. At the end of 2010 his passion and hard work fascinated Crypsis. This resulted in a collaboration named ‘Darkness is Calling’, played at Hard Bass 2011, in front of 25.000 insane party people! This is just the beginning, so watch out, more tracks will be coming..
Radical Redemption, just getting started, but a future force to reckon with!
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CHARLOTTE DE WITTE
If there’s one DJ about to take the world by storm, it’s Charlotte de Witte. Never shying away from a challenge, always malling her career and music the way she envisions it. And scorching through a myriad of uncompromising, agressive techno sets across Europe every single weekend.
No surprise then, that the rest of the world is calling for Charlotte. After already having toured Asia, the U.S. and Canada, she’ll be heading to Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America next. Few dj’s belong to the group that can work on that level – from the biggest stages to the sweatiest basement raves.
Still her heart remains tied to the both the underground Techno scene and Belgium where she can be found championing new talent both on her Saturday night radio show, ‘Playground Charlotte de Witte’ on Studio Brussels, Belgium’s leading radio station, and at KNTXT de Witte’s residency at Brussels Techno institution Fuse.
Having moved into production, de Witte has wasted no time in establishing herself as a serious talent in the studio as well as behind the decks. But whilst a Charlotte de Witte DJ set is guaranteed to get you moving, Charlotte’s own music has provided her with a chance to reveal another side.
Her agressive, stripped-down approach to her own tracks is a testament to that beforementioned dark side, while the tracks also often feature her own vocals. “Making music really gives me a chance to tap into the more emotional side of electronic music that I love. Music that has that melancholic side to it, I just find it so much more interesting, whether DJ’ing, producing or just listening myself at home.”
Her release on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings “Weltschmerz EP” gained massive national and internatonal support. For now, with her upcoming releases, her ongoing radio show, Fuse residency and a packed tour diary de Witte shows no sign of slowing down. Despite her love of all things dark, the future for Charlotte de Witte looks very bright indeed.
This is only the beginning, it seems. “My Feeling”, from Charlotte’s follow-up EP on Turbo Recordings “Sehnsucht”, was Mixmag’s Track of 2016, the year in which Charlotte won Red Bull Elektropedia’s Award for best producer in her native Belgium. To top it all off, Trax Magazine dubbed her ‘nouvel espoir de la techno belge’ while Tsugi coined her “revelation for 2017”.
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Nick van de Wall is by far one of the largest artists in the game today, and not just in terms of his ever-growing popularity.
At 6 feet, 10 inches tall, Dutch DJ Afrojack began his career in the EDM hotspot of Holland with heavy-hitting underground tracks that ruled the region’s nightclubs. His first taste of large-scale fame arrived with his single “Take Over Control” featuring Dutch singer Eva Simmons, which charted in 10 different countries. The release went platinum in the U.S. and helped establish his own imprint, Wall Recordings. From there he continued on his path to success by collaborating with big-name artists like David Guetta, with whom he co-wrote and produced “Titanium,” and pouring his skills into massive productions by pop artists the likes of Beyonce, Pitbull, Chris Brown, and Leona Lewis.
In his first appearance on DJMag‘s top 100 in 2010, Afrojack appeared at number 19, the highest placement for a newcomer that year. He followed up strong with a jump to number seven in 2011.
His collaborations and remixes have earned him two Grammy Awards so far, and his production skills have made him one of the most sought-after producers in the music biz. His biggest single of 2012 “Can’t Stop Me” with Shermanology enjoyed solid radio play, and his club hit “Rock The House” reached the number-one spot on Beatport after just three days, making it one of the fastest-climbing records ever to hit their digital shelves.
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Tipped by Billboard Magazine as the ‘the next EDM superstar’, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a KYGO, has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped electronic artists on the planet in unprecedented time. Having established himself as a household name thanks to his widely popular remixes, sell out shows in North America and Europe as well as headline performances at festivals including TomorrowWorld and Findings, KYGO signed a worldwide recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment in September.
His first original track ‘Firestone’, released at the end of 2014, has now amassed over 7 million plays across SoundCloud and YouTube and over 40 million plays on Spotify, peaking at #4 in the worldwide Spotify chart. With a hotly anticipated album scheduled for 2015, plus a new live show experienced due to be unveiled at Ultra Music Festival, this is only the beginning for this 24 year old Norwegian prodigy.
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