As a special Xmas present for you all to wrap your Xmas presents to.. Mark EG has a brand new Megacast! This features exclusive mixes from Scantraxx man of the moment Scope DJ and acid main man A*S*Y*S.
We even get exclusive interviews too! Enjoy - and Merry Xmas everyone! A*S*Y*S (BIOG): The shadowy enigma of the A*S*Y*S project has long been a hotly debated secret - part rock star, part production genius, part globe trotting player and without question a whole lot of acclaimed superstar DJ comprise the acid warlord and the subject of our humble tale.
Fusing the aggression of hardstyle with the rhythm and funk of smashing techno and an all pervading rock & roll sensibility, it is of course the siren song of the A*S*Y*S 303 inferno that has come to best signify the boundless and indefinable style that has taken the world at gun point.
Frank Ellrich has long been an icon of the hard edged scene, however it is his ability to evolve and remain at the very cutting edge that has seen him rise above many of his contemporaries- Frank is unquestionably hard dance royalty. Although cutting his teeth alongside Kai Tracid as part of the Tracid Traxxx mafia, Frank has since spread his wings with countless productions, assumed a war chest full of guises including Plasmatics, Riddler & Headcrusher, Naiche & Steve K, X-frame plus of course the hugely successful Ellrich & Plaice on Sander van Doorn's label 'Doorn'.
First and foremost A*S*Y*S is know for his revolutionary studio productions - dark acid odysseys which have set dance floors ablaze across the planet. Frank Ellrich is the tormented puppet master behind dozens of eternal classics including Acid Nightmare, Acid Save Your Soul, Acid Headcracker, Theme From Pharmacy and the world conquering No More F*cking Rock & Roll which was one of the highest selling dance releases of 2005 and included an exclusive cut from world number one DJ- Paul Van Dyk. Not content with such a string of monster hits Frank Ellrichs remix credits read like a trance and techno form guide. Frank has stamped his style onto remixes such as Yello's Vicious Games, Cygnus X- The Orange Theme, Kamui - Electro Slut, Kai Tracid's Tiefenrausch - The Deep Blue and the ultimate hard trance anthem Blade by Public Domain.
A natural progression from the success of the studio was for Frank to take the show on the road and take the music to the people. Since 2000 Frank has toured the world headlining major clubs and festivals the world over such as Defqon 1, Dance Valley, In Qontrol, Mystery Land, Ground Zero, Creamfields, Global Gathering, Airport Jam, Planet Love, Parklife, Pharmacy and many many more. His effervescent style of performance has seen A*S*Y*S stage diving in Australia, climbing the rafters in Japan, moshing alongside fans in the UK, dancin Samba in Brasil and playing 100% live in front of tens of thousands of people in Holland. The A*S*Y*S stage show is as much about passion as it is about high octane beats and punishing melodies.
Since late 2007 a next major step was made by Frank. With the intention of giving the harder genres an almighty kick in the balls so as to steer the genre in an exciting new direction Frank 'Rockefeller' Ellrich cast the dice and joined the fray establishing his own label Fe-Records" in late 2007. The label now caters for a wide spectrum of clubbers, delivering everything from the funkiest hard electro through to the pounding intelligent harder styles. The label successfully launched the career of forward thinking duo Kamui with their hit Electro Slut and has given rise to many other innovative releases such as Werkzeug, Spielzeug, Lost in Acid, Klick Klack & Bassturbation.
What more is left for A*S*Y*S? Perhaps hell write the next great German novel to inscribe his countless tales. One, two, A*S*Y*S is coming for you .....
SCOPE DJ (BIOG)
Name: Dennis Koehoorn
Born: October 3, 1982
Hometown: Emmeloord Netherlands
At the age of 14 Dennis became interested in house music specially gabber (hardcore). From a friend at school, he was a software called Impulse Tracker for MS-DOS. It came with some (crap) samples but Dennis started to (try to) make music with this he also gave it to his best friend (now known as wretched/Front Liner) and the two began to create music.
After a while Dennis began learning more and different techniques to produce so both Dennis and Barry started making trance music - this came with more complex melody and bass lines, of course. The response was big in the local disco two tracks from demspelades! This motivated them both to continue producing and trying to get to higher levels!
A new software tool was out on the market - Fruity - and even a new style of music had begun to grow, this style was called hardstyle and it is still Dennis' favorite style of house music today. He became so interested that he decided to stop producing trance and go all out for the hardstyle sound
In 2008 Scope DJ joined the Scantraxx forces. He is now responsible for megahits such as 'Lockdown', 'Rock Hypnotic' and 'Househeads' as well as many remixes for other big players in the scene.
He has played at many big events such as Defqon.1, Hardbass, Decibel, Q-Base, Reverze, In Qontrol, Tomorrowland, X-Qlusive and many others in many countries including the Q-Dance World Tour in Sydney (Australia), on the Mondaybar cruise (Norway), Global Gathering (Poland) and more! The list is massive!
In early 2010 Scope DJ started in a new and professional studio , producing tracks for himself as well as the Second Identity project, which is a successful collaboration with DJ A-lusion.
The future is looking incredible and the music's sounding incredible too! Scope DJ is the biggest talent in hardstyle right now!
RADIO SHOW TRACKLIST:
1) TIFFA - FRIGHT (FORTHCOMING)
2) BUSHO VS MARK EG + CHRISSI WHIZZ 'PLAY THE GAME' (SIDE E-FECT RMX) (UNRELEASED AS YET)
3) INTERVIEW WITH A*S*Y*S (FEATURING A*S*Y*S* 'BASSTURBATION')
4) A*S*Y*S* MEGABLAST! MIX (TRACKLISTING TO FOLLOW - CHECK BACK @ MARKEG.COM)
5) CATATONIC OVERLOAD AND DEETOX 'STATE OF MIND' (FORTHCOMING)
6) SCOPE DJ MEGABLAST! MIX (TRACKLISTING BELOW)
7) ROB DA RHYTHM 'SHOCK HORROR' (FORTHCOMING)
8) SOUL DESTROYER 'SUMMER THUNDER' (DARKSIDE UNLEASHED)
SCOPE DJ MIX
1) TECHNOBOY FT. DANIELLE - RE-INVENT YOURSELF
2) FRONTLINER & MC VILLAIN - WHO I AM (SCOPE DJ REMIX)
3) SCOPE DJ - HYPERSONIC
4) BRENNAN HEART & WILDSTYLEZ - LOSE MY MIND
5) CODE BLACK - THE RED PLANET
6) A-LUSION & SCOPE DJ - MECHANICAL
7) AUDIOFREQ - TEAR U DOWN
8) NOISECONTROLLERS VS. HEADHUNTERZ & WILDSTYLEZ - TONIGHT (ALPHA2 REMIX)
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