DJ Sy (real name Simon) has been on the happy hardcore scene for a long time. He became interested in Hip Hop and scratching whilst at school and spent a long time perfecting his DJing. DJ SY was a student in Nottingham during the Acid House days and following college decided to stay in the city. He was DJing professionally in clubs from around 1989 with a mixture of hip-hop, soul and house. He gained a residency around 1990 at the Nottingham club Venus.
There is more than one Lockjaw: 1) Lockjaw was formed in Portland, Oregon around 1980 by Del Murry (guitar), Tony Arcudi (vocals), Eric Couch (bass), and Rob Parker (drums)... the band played clubs like The Met, 13th Precinct, and the Satyricon in the early days. By 1984 drummer Rob Parker was replaced with Jeremy J., and guitarist Garrett Garitano was added to the lineup. By that time Lockjaw was labeled "Portland's most hated band."
Giving every ounce of their being over to everything that they set their minds to, CLOSE YOUR EYES blew the top off of the Abilene, Texas music scene and has brought their high energy, passionate brand of hardcore to the masses. With one listen of their Victory Records debut, We Will Overcome, audiences everywhere will notice the authenticity of this spirit-filled, hardcore outfit. Shane Raymond (Vocals) and Brett Callaway (Guitar/Vocals) first met at Hardin-Simmons University. Being the only two "hardcore" kids in the cafeteria connected them immediately.
Dione a.k.a. Erik Ypma started DJ'ing at the end of the 80's at a youth centre. He organized parties at Bubbles in Lelystad and started a radio program at a local station. His first productions were released at Rams Horn Records/5th Gear and appeared on over 50 cd's. His (award-winning) radioshow, "Hakkuh" at New Dance Radio, became Holland's most populair hardcore programme. He started producing and DJ'ing for ID&T (Mysteryland, Thunderdome, Earthquake etc.) Dione played in Finland, Letland, Estland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Hungary and Holland.
There are 4 artists named Darwin: 1. Darwin is a UK Hardcore artist.
2. Darwin is a fourpiece unit which exist since february 2000. From the day we started we set our goals straight. We want everything we can get out of this band. First a demo was released ‘As evolution continues’. After this Lifeforce records released the debut mcd ‘This mental nourishment, my drive’. For this 2 releases Darwin toured Europe several times with alot of great bands and did an enormous amount of shows everywhere.
Although Evil Activities nowadays 'officially' consists only of Kelly van Soest (after Telly Luyks left the group in 2003) Two new members have joined this project:
- Michael Kramer (alias DJ Dazzler) -> MC
- Niels van Hoeckel (alias Chaosphere) -> Keyboard
However, they are only part of the live-act crew (during performance on stage). In the studio, Evil Activities is only Kelly van Soest.
Kelly is also better known as Max Enforcer in the hardstyle scene.