Dries Merre, alias Cruize Of Fiction, was born and raised in Ghent, a Belgian city with a diverse population of factory workers, students and artists. Thanks to this cultural diversity he was exposed to different sorts of underground music at a fairly young age. Heavily influenced by rave, drum & bass and breakcore he started producing hard drum & bass in 2005. He got is his fist release on Black Hoe Recordings in 2008 and in the years to come other labels like Necroid, Foulplay and eventually Tech Cycle also released tracks by the producer. As time went by he became a respected live performer in his native city as well as in some other Belgian cities sharing the stage with some big names in drum & bass and hardcore music. Cruize Of Fiction combines fast breakcore like drums with hardcore kicks, but he also implements some IDM sounds and techniques in his drums and atmospheres. Since he doesn’t use any loops or samples in his tracks, he has a clean, original and diverse sound. Since 2010 he also started making IDM minded drum & bass as Crossbeat. His first vinyl under this new alias will be released on Golden Age Records in November 2011.
Tech Cycle Recordings
Release/catalogue number: TCYCLEDEP04
Release date: Aug 19, 2011