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play hi-fi  Come Inside
play hi-fi  See me (Chicane remix)
play hi-fi  For Didi
play hi-fi  Strings on Fire
play hi-fi  Groove destination
play hi-fi  Six Feet Under (UK Edit)
play hi-fi  The Logical Step (ATM remix)
play hi-fi  7am
play hi-fi  Internal Static
play hi-fi  The Logical Step
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Exposure in one way or the other. Highlights include my success on mp3.com (well over 1.5 mln downloads!). Since I put the music on the internet in 1998 I had so many emails, positive feedback, downloads, plays etc. that it really stimulates me to make better tracks. Thanks to the publicity on mp3.com I had several other record deal offers, some tracks are used in commercials and one track (Locomia) is now the programme tune of ‘pop-idol’ in Sweden. Besides that it helped me to two record deals!

I do a lot of off line promotion as well. Send my CD to as many radio stations possible, who in one way or the other can give some free publicity, or just to get critique in order to improve tracks. Besides, I have the advantage that I have been around on mp3.com for some while. I set up a network and database of well over 10,000 fans, artists or other people who contacted me in the past that gives the extra push ones in a while.
Band History:
I was lucky, because when I was 17 I had the opportunity to work with Hugo Langras (now a days famous from the Dutch dance-act Klubbheads). He spent a lot on the latest technology, which gave me the opportunity to find out more about what was possible in the ‘midi’ world. Later when midi was available on pc and the first midi-keyboards appeared, I was definitely one of the first investing in this.
Your influences?
Obviously technology but also artists like Paul van Dyk, Energy 52, DJ Jean, Klubbheads, Groove Amanda, Chicane, Junior Jack, G-spott.....pretty diverse. Basically I try to be creative by producing lounge to gabber. Have a listen to 'Internal Static', or compare 'See Me' with 'For Didi' and you know what I mean.
Favorite spot?
Amsterdam and Lisbon
Equipment used:
Hardware: Midiman, Yamaha SW1000XG, DSP Factory, Sblive!, Terratec EWS64XL, Proteus 2000, Yamaha CS1x, Roland VS-840EX, Roland JV-80, Trinity, Access Virus, Tannoy Reveals, Behringer desk

Software: Cubase SX, T-racks, Wave Gold collection, Kontakt, Spectrasonics, and loads of sample cd’s
Anything else...?
Started writing in the early 90s on a commodore Amiga. First tracks were very simple. Especially the improvement of technology gave me the inspiration to make better tracks.

The fans are the reason of my success. That is what it is about. I love to get any feedback about my tracks. As an artist you always imagine the ‘what if’ this tune is played in a club. It is so nice to get feedback from fans who communicate this feeling and explain the drive you aimed for during the production.
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