Tha Playah, born as Jim Hermsen in 1982, has developed his own particular style from the very beginning. Few artists had a start that can be compared to the storm this man unleashed in 2002. With enormous hits on the very popular Neophyte label he has proven himself record after record. Being one of the few artists ever to be contracted from the very start of his career to a label as prestigious as Neophyte Records, this dj made it very clear he deserved that chance.
Danny Masseling started making music at the age of 16. Beginning with 4-beat programmed loops and breakbeats etc, his interest in producing music started to grow. Almost becoming an obsession, Danny worked on his music day and night. Always searching for improvement and development, his music became more and more professional. What first started out as connecting some loops into a track, slowly turned into serious hardcore house.
There are two bands and one solo artist named Outlander: 1) Techno/rave legend from the 90's. 2) Progressive rock band from Wisconsin. Outlander consists of three brothers who have played music together for over 20 years. Blending classic rock influences with newer progressive rock and metal and many others, they have a created a sound uniquely their own. Chris Walczak has vocals and plays bass guitar, Marty Walczak on the drums/percussion, and Scott Walczak with guitars.
(1) Pioneers of US black metal, Masochist operated between 1992 and 1995 and released four demos and one EP of unforgiving, brutal black metal noise. Band members were also involved in fellow hellish noisemakers Summon and Wind Of The Black Mountains. (2) Dov J. Elkabas aka 'The Prophet' was born on 5 November 1968. He started deejaying in 1983. He first discovered turntables when he visited a roller disco (Het Nijlpaardenhuis) in Amsterdam.
1. Merk has been producing her own style of experimental hardcore/speedcore since 2001. Back then, she worked on the Apocalypse Recordings label with DJ Tense, Nevermind and The Tyrant and became part of the Renegade Virus Soundsystem, collaborating on events and outlaws throughout New York City and beyond. Since, Merk has been performing her live set throughout the US and internationally while maintaining a presence in the close knit NYC underground scene
Xeno and Oaklander is a minimal wave/synth duo from Brooklyn, New York, comprising Sean McBride (Martial Canterel, Three to forgotten) and Miss Liz Wendelbo (Xeno and Staccato, Three to forgotten). They began writing music in 2004 and they record their songs live in their studio and play analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively. Discography:
- Vigils (2006) (Xanten)
- Saracen (2009) (Wierd Records)
- Sentinelle (2009) (Wierd Records) Other: