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DJ Fire started out in 1992, after visiting some of the well known clubs in Belgium. He already played at small school parties. Back then he still played under his first guise Dj Energy, which changed in 2001 to Dj Fire. He got his first big bookings and productions through his job, which was working for the well-known Lightning/Bonzai Records in Antwerp.
His dj-career started professionally when he started dj-ing together with dj Ghost at one of the first big house-radiostations called Rave FM. From there on it went to the first resident-clubs Qu and The Hole. Meanwhile Fire also got asked to do guest-performances in clubs such as Extreme, La Scala and Dixies. A few years later Fire had played in nearly every Belgian club (Cherrymoon, Illusion, Zillion, BBC,…) as a guest-dj. Residentclubs included Bel-Air, Club X Belgium, Fauna, Pampas, The Return, Club X in Tilburg, Holland and Afterclub Rockefeller. He also played in a lot of other clubs in Holland like Time and Trance-Buddha in Amsterdam, Ministry of Dance/Outland in Rotterdam and Mysteryland in 1999. His career also took him abroad to bookings in Malta, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, Luxemburg and Norway. He played at the legendary Dorian Grey in Frankfurt, EFX-Club in Hamburg, the Love Parade in Berlin and the Summer Parade in Oslo. Also some big raves like Euphoria Rave in Hannover and Highway in Geneva. In 2003/2004 he was also booked for gigs in Oxa Club in Zurich, Switzerland and Club Déja Vu in Holland. In 2006 he played in the Arctic Circle and near the Russian border on 2 gigs in Finland and in Maltas leading club Tattingers. In 2007 he played in Belgian clubs like La Rocca, Factory, Cherrymoon and also at the massive ID&T event Tomorrowland. 2008 saw him playing at events like Tomorrowland 2008, clubs like Illusion, Cherrymoon, Chedis, Visage, Dimanche,… In 2009 he played in Illusion, La Rocca, Cherrymoon and the new Extreme club.
Becoming a father in 2010 has slightly influenced his dj-appearances, with bookings in Zalinaz, Holland, Cherrymoon and some online dj-sets.
Production started in 1997, when he teamed up with Dimitri Dewever (Swirl People) to start his first project called Energy Source. This immediately resulted in chartpositions all over the world and plays by dj’s like Tiesto. But the big breakthrough came in 1998 when he formed Fire & Ice together with Laurent Veronnez (who is well-known for his project Airwave). Every production was compiled on many national and international compilations (Serious Beats, Club System, Gatecrasher and compilations by Tiesto, Ferry Corsten,…). Fire also worked together with M.I.K.E. (Push) on the project Intimo and with Pascal Quatretemps for Freebase. Fire & Ice have worked as remixers for various big artists as well : productions include remixes for Sunscreem, Forcefield, Freebase, Dj Looneytune, Aurora, Sensoria-X, Sonic Inc., R.O.O.S., Dance Nation, Edvika, Kansai and Unknown Source. One of their latest productions “Tour De Trance”, which was elected as Tune of the week in the no 1 dj Armin Van Buuren’s radioshow A State of Trance! The latest Fire & Ice called “Sayonara” is still available!
Dj Fire also has his own productions and they have all received great reactions by nearly every big dj. Ulan Bator as well as Jetlag were in playlists from Tiesto, Armin, Ferry Corsten, Graham Gold,… “Religion” ,“Summermorning” as well as “The Closest Thing To Heaven” were big favourites of Ferry Corsten and were compiled on cd’s like Mixmag, Euphoria,… The last one even made it to TUNE OF THE WEEK on Armin’s radioshow A State Of Trance and got played by Paul Van Dyk. “Let The Joy Rise/Midnight In Beijing” and “Trashy/Rendez Vous” did very good as well… There’s also the Dj Fire remix of the Manuel Le Saux track “Forgive”, which was released in 2007. A full online-album by Dj Fire has also been released in 2007, including all the hits and some new exclusive stuff; there’s also a Dj Fire-mix available through the main downloadportals. The next Dj Fire was called “Transatlantic”, released in January 2009, including an Antidote remix. The track was hammered by Paul Van Dyk, Manuel Le Saux, Dj Elof and some other big names! The follow up on this one is out now and is called “Under Pressure”, including a Sovve remix. Already some great reactions! Don’t forget to check out my remixes for “On The Dancefloor” by Laurent Wéry, my remix for Yves Deruyter’s classic “Infinity” and also out now my remix for Tiesto’s classics “The Tube”! Available since September 2010 is the Dj Fire rmx for Airwave’s classic “Above The Sky”.
Nowadays you can catch Dj Fire on several parties and events throughout Europe, just check his sites regularly for more updates. And there is more to come!