Robert Van Ryn spent the late nineties through to 2005 touring the length and breath of the UK and Europe including summers spent on the sun drenched isles of Corfu, Cyprus, Crete, and Ibiza, most notably as one of the four resident tour DJ's for the award winning Euphoria album series.
In 2005 he made a puzzling decision to hang up his headphones and turn his back on the industry he was rapidly becoming known figure within; his ability to work a crowd had been much noted by his peers within the industry. His infectious appetite for the music he loved was apparent to all that experienced him DJ and had cemented the growing reputation that surrounded the larger than life character.
Fast forward to 2011 and the headphones were dusted off, the studio flickered into life, and the big fella's passion reignited with the music he loves!
The Mishkoi Sessions is aired monthly on www.trancesonic.fm
Robert is now DJ'ing and Producing under the project name Protrapik with Rob Develent.
For all gigs, mixes and updates follow the guys at www.facebook.com/protrapik
Robert also has a funkier side to him which has seen him regularly playing tech infused house at various nights across the South West to great acclaim, to quote a couple of promotors following recent gigs....
"We make absolutely no apologies for having this man back a mere 7 days after his last appearance for Bristol Love! Those who were there witnessed a set filled with some of the biggest and best tech house tunes with inducing madness on the dancefloor. Expect nothing more than awesome and you shall not be disappointed" (Dojos Nov 2012)
"Genuinely one the most enjoyable sets I' ve heard for a while, loads of big tunes, and I barely recognised any"