The thing that got me started in producing music was, believe it or not; "Magic Music Maker". I used to take those tracks to school on a CD and that is where I met Coen Oudejans (Intractable One). He introduced me to the software called "Jeskola Buzz", which I still work with. That was around september 2001, so my producing career had started. After a few years of trial and failure, it was in 2004 where I was offered my first contract with "State 28 Records".
The vinyl was called "Alphaverb & Friends" and contained 4 tracks with different producers under which Intractable One. Getting a contract sounded interesting, but looking back it bound me to a label which unfortunately had not much to offer to me as a "starting producer". Having outwaited this contract, I had learned a lot in the meantime. It got me looking for labels that would not bind me in a way that is not interesting for me as a producer. I had done some remixes on several labels without having any obligations to them. One of the labels I had produced for was "impMUSIC". This is a label where a lot new producers get a chance to start their career without any further obligations. I personally did not like all tracks they released, but they had some very nice releases throughout the years. My idea was to bundle the best tracks to a new sublabel that would stand for "refreshing" hardstyle. impMUSIC wanted to give me this opportunity and that's where Bazz Implant was born. This is where things started to get very serious for me.
The label's first releases were very controversial. Some because they were very good, some because they were very "different". I started to get a lot of bookings (mainly outside the Netherlands). I went to country's like Estonia, Hungary, Spain, France and Italy. The highlight of this adventure was when I started a liveact with Intractable One and we wanted to perform as "Bazz Implant Live".
The first performances were a big succes and we got booked to play at Defqon 1 Festival in 2008. Unfortunately, due to some personal problems the communication with impMUSIC did not go in a way that was satisfying for both party's, so for that closed the Bazz Implant story for me. I had a few choises I could make; I could join another label and change my style to fit them or I would start my own label and just go for the style I developed during the years. The last one was my choise. Due to the fact we did not work for Bazz Implant anymore, we had to find a new name for our liveact. We took 2 letters of our individual artistnames and got to "AVIO (Alphaverb & Intractable One)". Even though I had no experience in this world at all, this is where I decided to call the label I was starting "AVIO Records", to have it recognizable It took me a while to get it all off the ground but in the end of 2008 the first release was a fact! Next to that I joined A.D.B.
bookings to handle my bookings in the Netherlands, which is also getting from the ground very well. Right now I am just working in the studio a lot to improve my producing quality and you can expect a lot releases coming up at AVIO Records after the summer of 2009! http://www.alphaverb.nl/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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