In the beginning of 2010 I started a new project called "Mindstate", combining hardtrance with hardstyle and did some performances using that alias. After a couple of months I decided to fully concentrate on my solo career, sharpened my sound and gave birth to a more dark and rough edged view on hardstyle music which was recognized by Deepack who immediately signed me for the well-respected Hardcopy Records label.
To give my music career a new impulse, I decided, in consultation with Deepack, to change my name to Artic. "Parallel Universe" was my first release using this new alias. It contained 3 tracks:
In the year 2008 I signed a contract at Showtek Music 's Dutch Master Works and became the first "outsider" in the label. My first release was named "Suffecation / Breathe". Dutch Master Works also released "Fiction / Fact", "Swift / Define" and "You Like My Style":
In the end of 2008 I performed at Q-Base festival in Germany and on the 31th of December 2008 I performed in the Heineken Music Hall Black Box at Qountdown from 23:00 - 00:00. What a way to start 2009 ;) Check out the official after movie here: http://youtu.be/YTO-i3l7Dyk
In 2009 I finally got the opportunity to perform in other countries. I was invited to play in Club MAD in Luasanne, Switzerland, 360 grad in Bochum, Germany and last but definitely no least, Prophecy 2009 in Sydney Australia!
#18YOM The Story Continues on Thursday the 24th of July...