Radical Redemption, also known as Joey van Ingen, is the man behind this rough name in the hardstyle scene. He’s born in 1990, and grew up in the east of the Netherlands. From day one he was interested in all kinds of music.
As a kid he played the drums
At age 10 he started to play the drums. His interest went to the rhythmic elements in music. As drummer he played in several bands, ‘Pacific’ became his main project. But, at that same time he came in touch with the harder side of dance music. He had to make a choice.
Joey wanted to spin records, so he bought two turntables and started practicing. After a while he organized hardstyle parties in his garage for his friends. They had a good night partying and Joey had a good night behind the decks! A couple of months later he became the resident DJ in a local club. But, what if he could spin his own tracks? That would be totally awesome! So, around the beginning of 2009 he started producing hardstyle. He used all his spare time to improve his producing skills. Day in, day out, producing, producing and producing. (and after that, producing!)
Darkness was calling
While improving his skills, Joey developed his own style. A lot of rhythmic elements, raw sounds, heavy kicks and dark atmospheres will define this. Also thinking outside the box, trying something new and experimenting with a lot of sounds. At the end of 2010 his passion and hard work fascinated Crypsis. This resulted in a collaboration named ‘Darkness is Calling’, played at Hard Bass 2011, in front of 25.000 insane party people!
This is just the beginning, so watch out, more tracks will be coming..
Radical Redemption, just getting started, but a future force to reckon with!