16 November 2009 cloud9music

Ruthless started spinning records in 1995, and shortly after, he was already making mixtapes for local radio stations like Radio Balans and Stadsradio Rotterdam. He started as a resident hardcore DJ at Kozmoz (Belgium) and Maddox (Vlaardingen). Since 2002 Ruthless is playing all over Holland, in Places like: The Matrixx, The Powerzone, Asta, Tropicana, Outland, NightTown, Silverdome, Locomotion, Club X, Amigo’s, Hemkade, Nightlive, Alcazar, Heiniken Music Hall, Bob’s, Hollywood Music Hall, and many more! In 2005 and 2006 the big parties like Qlimax, Defqon 1, In Qontrol, Hardbass, Decibel Outdoor, Sensation Black, Emporium, Tomorrowland, Reverze and Bassleader were also on his schedule!

He also played the decks in countries like; USA, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Swiss, Austria, Italy, UK and Poland.

His favourite styles are Hardstyle, Jump/Tek, Oldschool and of course the early Hardcore is where his roots are! When Ruthless plays, you can expect fast mixing, exclusive tracks and many different harder styles in one dj set. As you know, Ruthless is also a producer. He made a few remixes in 2000 and 2001, of Reeloop – Fucking Society’ and Da Klubb Kings – Don’t Stopwith Koen Groeneveld (Klubbheads).

After he teams up with his studio mate Maarten Vorwerk in 2003, things really start to blow! They make a perfect team! Together they make remixes for Benny Benassi, Pulsedriver, Greg C, Boozywoozy, Dark-E, Antonio & Cristiano, Paul T, Bass T, Coone, Lock ‘n Load, Pavo & Zany and more artists!  After the release of ‘Ruthless & Vorwerk – I Feel Like Dancin’ and ‘Jack & The Ripper – Whores In Da House’ they enter the Dance Charts Top 3 with both these records! ‘Remote Control’, Ruthless’ first solo record, was a big hit in Holland, Belgium and France! The following records of Ruthless & Vorwerk / Ruthless / Vorwerk / Noise Provider are all big clubhits. All records were released on Ruthless’ own label: ‘Square Beats’ and Square LTD.

In 2009 he started a new recordcompany, called The Qompany with his colleague Maarten Vorwerk. Now he can focus even more on his DJ and Production activities. Be prepared for many more big releases in the future, by of course DJ Ruthless and Vorwerk, but also other artists and different projects!