You were a part of Scantraxx almost at the very beginning. Can you tell us a bit more about how you got in touch with Scantraxx?
I was DJ’ing at Q-Beach and Dov approached me saying that he liked the music Thalamus. It would be cool to work on something together for Sensation Black (2005), he said. From that day in the studio, the chemistry was right on. (And “Revolt“ was made)
What’s your favorite Scantraxx release ever made? Pick one of yourself and one of someone else!
My favorite release is Wan Taim, gheghe (wink, wink). There are so many amazing releases but if I must choose one then it’s probably FTS from Showtek.
You have a brand new studio at Scantraxx HQ, what is working there like?
It feels good to be back and be surrounded by creative and positive people. And with Dov as an old-time friend and mentor, we are full circle and doing amazing things again, like we were doing back in the days of 2005.
You lived in the States for a long time, what were you working on there?
As well as working on all shows and audio for Q-Dance and ID&T, I was trying to pursue my dream as a film composer, while living in LA for 10 years.
What are you currently working on?
Do you have a minute? Hihi
I’m working on something special together with Dov for the future. And no, it has nothing to do with JDX. With JDX I have new plans but I will tell you more about this later.
In the past, you weren’t really a performing artist, but we heard that you’d like to change that. What can we expect from JDX live?
As I said before I am creating something special which requires a lot more time before I can say anything about it yet.
You aren’t a Hardstyle artist in the classic sense, your approach to music is very different. Can you tell us more about your musical background?
Growing up with a classical background since I was 4 years old and starting to listen to psychedelic progressive rock at the age of 7, my musical background started to develop in a special way. In the ’90s the influences of HipHop and House music combined with technology and computers opened up a whole different world. My curiosity in all these music styles made me who I am today.
How did you end up producing Hardstyle?
After the downfall of Hardcore in ‘98 (in my opinion), I quit being busy as a Hardcore DJ, and when I heard the new sound of Hard House in 2001 including my first Qlimax, my interest in producing sparked again. And DJS Records was born!
What can we expect from JDX in the upcoming few years?
You will hear and see it!