Nu Energy, United Kingdom
N.E.C. head honcho, Kevin Energy is firmly established as a DJ in the top echelon of Hardcore, with bookings the length and breadth of the country and all around the World, with people batting his door down to play at events with his undeniably diverse sound from ravey, party infused tracks to underground, acid fuelled stompers. Long gone are the days of pushing the sounds of Freeform into the Hardcore circuit, now dance floors are lapping it up! Energised, always and musically innovative, there arent many crowd-pleasers in Hardcore that can rock a crowd quite like Kevin Energy but for a man who earned his first big room rave sets before he was old enough to legally attend them it is hardly surprising. His fresh sound and ever enthusiastic mixing style make him a favourite behind the decks as he always delivers service with a smile and with more scratching and rockin, upfront tracks than you can shake a glow stick at!
Nu Energy, United Kingdom
The key engineering force within the trailblazing Nu Energy Collective, K-Complex has contributed more to the Hard Dance scene than most producers over the past five years. Few producers, after all, can claim responsibility for more spellbinding scenes of rushing, big room euphoria. Something that anyone who has witnessed the Nu Energy Collective PA in full 4am effect at venues like Brixton Academy or The Camden Palace will well attest. From Indestructible to soaring Mark Ashley collaboration Atomic Orbital, his many productions have also gained countless licenses to compilations like Wildchild and the legendary Bonkers series whilst the head-twisting Identify The Beat, created with Hardcore legends Sharkey and Marc Smith, remains one of the most mind-blowing, if underrated, Hardcore records of all time. A favourite of the late crusader for musical eccentricity, John Peel, it stands in the unique position as the only Hardcore track ever to appear on a compilation for Londons super club Fabric.
Kaotik, United Kingdom
Jon Sharkey a.k.a Jon Kneath, is undoubtedly one of the most established names in the Hardcore scene. The legendary, jack of all trades has tried his hand at everything; starting in the early days of rave in 93 as an MC at the Rhythm Station for DJ Druid where he won countless awards for MC of the year, then moving on to production and DJing co-producing Toytown one of the biggest anthems of the era on Essential Platinum and now in moulding the new talent of Hardcore and Freeforms future. The likes of K Complex, AMS and Arkitech to name just a few have evolved through Sharkeys studio and tuition. His focus on guiding the talented bright lights and tirelessly harnessing the raw talent of upcoming production engineers in Hardcore came because he considers it to be one of the most important aspects of his job as without the future generation, there will be no future hardcore!
Nu Energy, United Kingdom
Eryk Orpheus (AKA Eric White ) has a long history of involvement and success in the music industry, he is best known for being the song writing and production force behind Orpheus 2, and now hes concentrating on his solo, Intelli-Trance, project and you can expect great things in the very near future.
Thin ’n Crispy, United Kingdom
Since then DJ Stormtrooper has gone on to become one of UK Hardcore’s most popular recording artisits. With tracks appearing on some of the biggest UK Hardcore compilations, such as Nukleuz’s Hardcore Nation series, Ministry Of Sound’s Hardcore Euphoria and Resist’s Bonkers and Hardcore Heaven albums to name a few.
Within last few years Ville Sorsa aka DJ Rx has become a important figure in the international hard dance scene. Hailing from Finland this twenty-something DJ, producer and label manager of FINRG Recordings has made a huge impact with his performances and music in both Finnish and international freeform scene.
Known for his captivating high energy performance on stage and such hits as ’Frozen flame’, ’Hellfire’ and ’Code of Silence’ in short time DJ Rx has become one of the hyped artists and performers of FINRG along side with Proteus, Carbon Based and Alek Száhala. At the moment DJ Rx studies music production at the Pirkanmaa polytechnic school in Virrat, Finland.
Olli Riiho alias Jnks was born 1988 in Kerava and is currently living in Riihimäki. He started listening to electronic music already at the age of 10. Through listening to some mainstream eurodance he discovered one of Proteus’ mixtapes, which made a great influence on the young boy and eventually took him into the faster & harder edge of electronic dance-music. Recently Jnks joined the FINRG-crew and plays now as a FINRG Resident DJ.
CARBON BASED DEEJAYS
E-NRG, DRUMHEAD & BIG MISTAKE
Needs no introduction.
Screens by VJ MOVE
FINRG, Vizualfreekz, Finland
VJ Move has been working with graphic arts as long as he can remember. 3D-graphic and filming were the hobbies and interest for this visual talent already in the elementary school. Later on, he came to know the electronic music culture and eventually started to work as a VJ.
After his debut in year 2000, VJ Move has been working as a part of groups: S/M VeeJays, and Move & Aca, but during the past few years he has mainly focused on performing solo. Co-operation between VJ Aca and VJ Move is still strong, especially on concept and idea level.
VJ Move has several years of experience in playing his visuals in electronic music events, from progressive trance to hardcore, but the hard style electronic music has become VJ Moves true calling during the years of performing. Among with FINRG, VJ Move has also been playing his visuals in Rush and Säde club events.
In the winter 2006 VJ Move was signed to be a part of the FINRG label.