Sander Bastiaans, aka Imeda, Lhunima, or The Misticum, was born in 1993, in the Netherlands and is a talented producer/composer. Although he is capable of producing many different genres, Trance is his main style.
Having musical parents, he grew up with music at an early age.
His father was a well known dj in the 80's and the 90's and also appeared in a local rock band, while his mother was and still is an pianist and a good one, playing in an large ensemble for some years now.
Because of his parents, his musical taste has evolved to something very broad and you would not disagree when you see his CD collection.
In 2004, he discovered Trance music when his father gave him the album 'Just Be' from Tiesto.
It was love at first sight.
He was overwhelmed by its unique sound and since then, he listens to Trance music almost every day.
It now dominates his musical life.
A few years later, in September 2010, he decided to produce his own music.
There was one track that triggered him into this and that was 'Silver Lake', by Mike Foyle.
You can clearly hear it when you listen to Sander's very first Trance track 'Sunday Morning', they have a lot of similarities.
That is when his musical journey began.
He started out composing melodies on the piano in his fathers home in Hungary.
At that point, he did not know how to actually produce Trance music and there were times in the beginning he was unsure if it was his thing.
But, he was patient.
Around September in 2010, Sander had the opportunity to join Rob, a good friend of his mom with a trip to no one less then Ben Liebrand in Weurt, his previous residence.
Those 2 were friends for a long time and knew each other from school.
Ben is a very famous dj/mixer from the Netherlands, who also educated Armin van Buuren in his younger years.
This was a moment Sander never will forget, since he got a personal inside in Ben's life as a dj and producer.
A whole new world opened for Sander's eyes. And because Ben used Ableton for his mixes, Sander also started with this software. After Ben Liebrand gave a personal workshop in his great studio which lay within his house.
A new passion awoke.
At the end of 2010 in December, he received a award for his very first production during a music competition on his school which also appeared in the newspapers later.
2011 was the year Sander started to share his music via social media.
Slowly, he began to gain a fan base.
It started with Youtube, then Soundcloud, but it really went fast when he started his own twitter account in 2012.
Through the years, Sander learned a lot about music production, but it was not before 2013, before he actually got really serious about it.
Now in 2014, having made around 36 electronic tracks and 3 acoustic tracks, He developed a talent in music.
Although he hasn't released anything yet, his talent didn't went unnoticed.
His music already caught the attention of many great producers like :
Faruk Sabanci, Orkidea, The Blizzard, Ernesto & Sebastian, Mike Sonar, Darin Epsilon, Andy Duguid, Noah Neiman, Purple Stories, Tonny Nesse, Luca Lombardi, Michael & Levan, Max Gueli, Steven Rivic and even DJ Jean , just to name a few.
And major record labels like :
Monster Tunes, Arisa Audio, Tool Records, Dirt Lies & Audio, Vendace Records, Audentity Recordings, Nanobeats Records, Promind Recordings, Mirabillis Records and some more.
2014 is the year when all of his development came together and made him ready to rock the world.
Much is to expect of this young semi professional producer.
With many releases coming in 2015, his investment is about to pay off greatly.
For producers who wish to collaborate with him, or if you are not a producer and you just want to want to ask him some questions, you can send him a message or e-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, you might be interested in his other channels :