Maybe it’s the clubs, maybe it’s the scene in general, or maybe it’s something in the water–whatever the explanation, the Netherlands seem to produce quality artists time and time again. Dutch DJ and producer Ruben de Ronde (pictured) is no exception. From Rotterdam, he is a jack of all trades, producing under his own label Statement! since 2005, and like many large trance artists, he has worked extensively with Armada.
Danny Chen is the slightly mysterious; his Facebook mentions his label as “To Be Revealed Soon ^_^”, but it’s the seriously skilled New York DJ/producer who gets the favorite remix award for the Ruben track Forever In Our Hearts. Emotive pianos and uplifting melodies really make this track a smile-inducer. If you liked Shogun’s Save Me then you’ll likely dig this one too–the vocal cuts and long intense breakdown are reminiscent of Shogun’s track.
Ruben De Ronde hosts a bi-weekly radio show The Sound of Holland, featuring the latest in trance, house, and progressive, so be sure to check it out.