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The Early days:
My addiction to music started a long time ago, around 1993. At that time I got my classical training, and learned to listen to music in another way, with musicians ears! In 1994 I got hooked to my saxophone and after 6 years I got my secundary degree. As my interests changed from classic to electronic music, I gave the classical studies (musical history) and my sax anno 2000 (I do play it sometimes but not as much as I would like these days). With my musical background and my love for broken beats, drum and bass in particular, I started producing mid 2005, experimenting with programs like Reason, Fruityloops, Adobe Audition, NI Reaktor, Cubase, etc. As my knowledge in these programs keeps on expanding, there will be alot more to come.
When I went studying in 2003 at Leuven, I met Etnik & Redface, who introduced me into DJ'ing. At that time I was more into techno & schranz, and as a consequence I began buying techno records from Rush, Chris Liebing,... I was influenced the most by Sven Väth, digging his synthwork very much! Weeks passed, I bought my turntables (gemini SA600) and a mixer, and started practicing.. Later on, when the DC004 crew was given birth, I joined them, something I'll never regret..
As time passed, I lost my interest in techno, and thanks to the influence of Jinne (etnik), I started going to drum 'n' bass parties in Leuven & Ghent. This music brought me in such a good mood: from happyness to party hardy! Around September 2005 also my DJ habbits took a U-turn: buying drum & bass, putting techno at the side. Those days I was diggin' the jump up sound, with releases om Breakbeat Kaos and Ram Records. When my knowledge in the subgenres of d&b grew expanded, I started buying dark rolling dnb and darkstep, with tunes of Raiden, Noisia, Counterstrike, SPOR, Technical Itch, just to name a few.
These days I'm evolving to the liquid / easy / minimal sound of drum & bass, playing tunes from Commercial Suicide, Fokuz,Soul:R,Critical, Spearhead, Quarentine, Renegade Recordings,... However, I'm still keeping the dark rolling edge alive, cutting back on the heavy amen, darkstep stuff. My sets will mainly be influenced by the labels mentioned above, with a harder tip at the end.
With DC as a crew, and with Etnik in particulair, we started started our own partyconcept EXCESS (www.myspace.com/excessdnb), trying to bring the best what leuven and surroundings has to offer, spiced up with an (international) headliner. Allready 3 editions (with one small one) have passed, and we had the honour to have DJ's on the decks like: Beta2 (UK), Henree(GER), D-Ro(NL), Wontime, Noijz, Speedwagon, I-Witness, Alert & Hidious, Shoves, Hookerz, Tropmanga,...
August 2009: Time for an update:
My focus has changed from being a DJ to being a fulltime producer. Nevertheless, I'm planning to pick up DJ'ing again in some days/weeks/months (who knows, I still do it, only not that often as I did it).
Surak & Sicko - Jazzy Prelude (extent recordings)
MONTU - Another Story (extent recordings)
MONTU - Devils Smile (extent recordings)
Surak & Eros - End of Time (FOKUZ2009-10)