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Wouter Vermeire born in 1985 and better known as Config is a Belgian dj who was already fashioned by music at very young age. Being a little kid, he was already interested in very melodic tracks and it wasn’t a surprise that Robert Miles – Children was a track he always remembered from his childhood. It was a first sign that Config wouldn’t be the kid with the usual taste in popular music. No, he was interested in a kind of music that went deeper and moved people.
He grew up in times where Trance was still played on the radio and without any doubt this has affected the way he’s still playing his music now. During the last years Config crossed many styles of music. The first style he really got interested in was Progressive Trance and Progressive House, during the period when Sultan, Matthew Dekay, Sasha, and many others had their great days. But as the time went by he slowly moved on to the more energetic kind of melodic music, Trance.
The way trancetracks could move him and touch his snares was something he really enjoyed. Great euphoric feelings that caused so many emotions; it were great times to listen to Trance. Therefor, it wasn’t a surprise his first dj sets were mostly tranceminded.
However, in 2006 Config was getting a little fed up by the sound in the world of trance.. The tracks lost the touch they had years before, and to him it felt too generic, too artificial. During 2006 his sets were mostly crossover sets from progressive to trance, with progressive slowly taking over.
In 2007 Config decided to leave trance behind and totally focus on Progressive again, his biggest love. From there on he varied from playing House to even Techno, still with ‘melody’ as the most important aspect in his sets. He also started making mashups with his favourite tracks, which resulted in some support by some of the most famous dj’s in the scene, like James Zabiela and DJ Orkidea.
Config is currently having 2 monthly radioshows, Crossing Borderlines, where he’s playing his most trancy sets, on www.afterhours.fm and Inner Sanctuary, his 2 hour full on progressive show at www.danceradioglobal.com, www.sense.fm and www.trancesonic.fm.
In july 2010 Config started his weekly radioshow on saturday, 18h CET – 19h CET, at Topradio Aalter, 104,7 FM. Check out www.topradioaalter.be.