Recognised as one of modern Hardstyle’s most influential game-changers, this ardent figurehead has revolutionised the genre with an enduring passion, perseverance and fire-fuelled fortitude. Trailing a transcendent career as a DJ and producer for a decade, Sven Sierperda, aka Keltek, is the definition of a full-package creative mind.
From a young age, music has been a constant in Sven’s life. During his teenage years he began diving into the ins and outs of DJing and music production, which opened up a new world where he could express himself creatively. Years down the line, this same delight has endured and prospered into numerous outstanding releases and a standard of production that’s inspiring to the next-generation.
After successful ventures in Hardstyle that date back to the late 2000’s, the KELTEK alias was launched in 2017 and kicked off with the mega-hit “Down To Earth,” which topped the charts and gained commercial recognition when Dutch ice skater Jorien ter Mors listened to it before claiming a gold medal in the Olympic games. The spin-off from “Down To Earth” was incredible; the track was played on mainstream Dutch radio and television stations and saw KELTEK even making an appearance on renowned talk-show RTL Late Night.