O….M…..G….!!! What an insane weekend this was!
First of my sets at the hardcore vs drum and bass party by orbital station in Moscow on friday where i was received with soooo much enthusiasm by my Russian crew and soldiers! Venue packed and people ready for whatever was thrown at them. It was so good to finally spin i’m a Ruffneck in the country it was made for. Thank you Russia for the amazing time once again. Hope to see you soon again. Hopefully i can stay a bit longer next time as straight after the party i had to get my behind back to the airport to catch the flight back to holland for my 3 hour Ruffneck only room at the Decade Events party….. i basically only slept in the airplane on my way home so in 48 hours that meant…3 hours, so i was kind of tired and i was hoping that i could find enough energy to keep my spirits up during the 3 hour set at the hemkade.
NOW, let me say this…DECADE….HOLY MOTHER OF whatever you can think of, fill in here. I don’t even know where to start here to be honest so let me just write down my thoughts as i type this….
The doors of the room open….I was thinking…it will take half an hour or so for people to enter the room. See what’s going on and then decide to stay or move on…
O….M…..G…I could NOT have been wrong more!
It literally took 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 seconds…I look up. BOOOOOM! room completely filled within a blink of an eye. Never seen this before. This was friggin’ insane!!!
Then i drop the first record , people go nuts and within 10 minutes the entire room was steaming hot. NOW…here comes the most insane part…This vibe STAYED from the first second right up until the last record i spun!
I don’t even know what to say but this vibe is rarely found and i am so incredibly grateful for the amount of love showed by the crowd. I mean…i have only sen smiling faces, and a room dancing like animals, screaming people and interaction between myself the crowd AND the two contest winners like there was no tomorrow. THIS IS WHAT HARDCORE LOVE TRULY EMBODIES!
In my experience it didn’t even feel like I was the main attraction to be honest. It felt like ONE big family coming together and creating a party with an enthusiasm that can only be achieved by family resonating at the same frequency at the same time. In other words, we where ONE!
People could truly see what i was doing and so there was great interaction between me, the dj contest winners and the crowd as the booth was open and at at a certain moment it wasn’t even clear anymore who was where behind the booth, on the sides of the booth etc. We did this TOGETHER and i can’t be more proud than to see what can be achieved when the love for music and the respect shown by my soldiers come together as one.
Oh DECADE, this party will go down in my memories as one of the best experiences in my career. As for me it really doesn’t matter whether i spin in front of 50.000 people or in an area where there is but a hundred. What i search for is the love for hardcore music at it’s core…and that is EXACTLY what happened last night in my special room. TOGETHER we achieved what i could have only dreamt of and i wish to say to each and all of the you who attended the room last night. THANK you sooooooo much from the bottom of my heart. You once again showed my WHY my love for (early) hardcore is still burning like a raging fire. Your energy completely refuled my engine and i look forward to the next time we meet.
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