The year is almost over, and it’s time to reflect and celebrate!
2016 has been a little bit of a struggle. As DJing continues to grow in popularity around the world, gigs can be difficult to pick up now and I know exactly how this feels.
I wish I could say getting booked is easy, but the harsh reality is that it simply isn’t. The market is flooded with DJs, all of who are as driven and dedicated to establishing themselves as I am.
This year I started The Warriorz live act together with my mate Desnar and we premiered our act at Q-dance Q-BASE festival 2016, which was awesome!
Check out our aftermovie here: https://www.facebook.com/TheWarriorzNL/videos/1578316632474582/
I also performed at ADE this year together with the Connected crew, under my Techno alias Aeden Digital and reunited once again with one of my oldest friends Abyss to play at Hardclassics as Haze & Abyss !
As you all know life's not all fun and games and this year a special friendship I thought would last a lifetime was broken... and I am still recovering from this. Kickboxing really helped me to release the built up tension and stress and I would like to thank the whole Souwer Sports Institute team for that. Special thanks to Andy Souwer, Maichel van den Bersselaar, Suus de Graaff and Karst Franken for pushing me hard without pushing me over the edge.
I am still very thankful that I'm in the position to inspire people who visit Hardstyle and Techno parties and listen to my tracks.
At the same time, I am a bit sad that my schedule is not busy enough.I know for sure if you keep supporting me, you will see my name in a line-up more often. In the meantime, enjoy the music and have a great christmas!
Tonight I played a techno set at the Connected showcase at ADE under my alias Aeden Digital. playing experimental tracks without being pigeonholed for a enthusiastic crowd in a small setting. Loved it!
This morning our trainer and friend Andy Souwer (kickboxing record 159-19-1) fought his 2nd MMA fight against former UFC fighter Daron Cruickshank (black belt in tae-kwon-do, 17-08-0) at Rizin in Japan. Unfortunately Daron was able to execute a rear naked choke and won the match. Andy, you did a great job. Respect. And remember, You never lose. You either win, or you learn. Osu ! 👊🏻