WHEN DID YOU FIRST CAME IN CONTACT WITH HARDSTYLE?

My first contact with a harder genre was at an age of 15. My uncle gave
me a tape with Hardcore Techno Tracks on it and I really liked it. The very
first contact with Hardstyle was at the age of 18. I listened to other genres most of
the time but I was already bored a bit by them. I moved from my hometown to
another town and found that old tape again in a box. I searched the Internet
for more and discovered my first Hardstyle Track (It isn’t very popular
here so didn’t hear about it before). When I heard this Lead
and the Kick drops in.. Puhh. It was an instant love
and I just thought “perfect”.

 

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT HOW IT ALL STARTED FOR YOU?

As I said, I started to listen to Hardstyle when I was 18 years old but after
3 years I decided to produce my own music. I was in the Army this year and had
much time *laughing*, so I became totally obsessed with this and thought “I can do
that too”. That’s when I started with a Demo-DAW and tried it all night long.

I didn’t know much about how to make music and where it comes from. Well, I had a
cheap standard stereo system and headphones at home. I read books about Frequencies
and got some old exam documents from an online portal for audio engineers. A couple of times
I was able to get entrance in a Studio here in my town which was into EDM to watch them
how to do it and learned a lot. Then I switched to a better DAW and discovered others
as well.

Every time I finished a project I compared it to the biggest names in the scene those
days. At the beginning it brought me down every time, because my production sounded
like crap but this was the reason why I didn’t stop producing at all. I wanted to
become better!

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