Unfortunately Rene had to give up because of a nasty injury, but that didn’t stop him from making some adjustments and aiming at a new career that brought him to where he is today. Rene’s first success as a producer came when he started producing records for Mid-Town under various monikers. That’s what really started his hunger for his own sound, all based on phat beats, sick grooves and a unique approach towards arrangements and sounds. He teamed up with Peter Gelderblom who, by that time, had already made a name for himself as a club and shop owner as well as a DJ/producer in his hometown of Rotterdam.
Together they are responsible for tracks such as ‘Strike Me Down’ on Wally Lopez’s La Factoria Records, the mighty ‘You Make Me Climb The Wall’ on Sander Kleinenberg’s Little Mountain Recordings and remixes for Danny Tenaglia, Tom Stephan, D. Ramirez and Mark Night just to name a few. Meanwhile, in 2004, Rene met the guys from Extrema Music in Holland who were immediately taken by his determination and approach which resulted in a couple of release that first showcased Rene’s new sound with. These included his first EP on Deep Focus called ‘Courisha’ and the breathtaking ‘I like Sex’. On the back of these originals people were forced to sit up and take notice.
Other releases that helped carve Rene’s signature sound were ‘I’ve been away’ on Lowriders Records and ‘I’m your Doctor’ on Nu Republic which crossed Rene’s sleazy style to bigger masses in 2005. From then onwards Rene’s career took a sharp turn upwards and forwards. Sander Kleinenberg’s imprint Little Mountain successfully released the fierce ‘Back into the Funk’ and lately we’ve seen a bunch of amazing releases come out on labels such as La Factoria, Stereo productions, Extrema, DK records and Deep Records with remixes planned for Nic Fanciulli, Jamie Anderson, Muzzaik, Lexicon Avenue and Mark Knight. New releases are scheduled for a number of labels and some will find a home at his newly established label 25 Hertz Recordings.
His DJ diary is filling up with gigs where fans appreciate the sore muscles you can only get from dancing all night; after all, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Success is glowingly around the corner – bearly close enough to touch with the anticipation of what is yet to come. 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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