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Isaac is at the forefront of harder dance music; a position he now holds for over 15 years. Always sticking his head out for new revolutions in sound Roel Schutrups can be considered as one of the founders of hardstyle. This background and his continuing efforts in the studio make him a regular headliner at the world’s biggest dance festivals and events like Defqon.1 Festival (40.000 visitors), In Qlimax (25.000) and Decibel Outdoor (35.000). In 2010 Isaac hosted his own area on Thrillogy.
Still Isaac’s own focus has always been an international career which ultimately brought him everywhere in the world including Colombia, Australia, Japan, Russia, Canada and South Africa. Even today he often prefers to spend days in planes to spread the harder music styles instead of doing regular performances in Europe.
As a producer it is very clear that Isaac has been influenced by many different styles of music; besides harder dance styles Roel has been very successful with various trance projects including Alice Deejay. This particular project reached gold and platinum album sales all over the world, something he would later do again with hardstyle anthems ‘On The Edge’ and ‘Go Insane’. The latter can be considered as the international break through of this sound igniting artists worldwide to follow and build a harder dance scene. Other renowned artists quickly found their way to his studio and Isaac soon remixed tracks for Mauro Picotto, Safri Duo, Showtek and Cosmic Gate.
Isaac housed a resident radio show for over a year at Dutch number one radio station 538 and currently he is responsible for a monthly show/podcast on Q-dance radio which is broadcasted worldwide and can be considered one of the most influential radio channels in the harder styles. Furthermore he is responsible for big hits like ‘B*tches and ‘The Sound Of The Underground’ and co-productions with D-Block & S-te-Fan, Wildstylez & Zany.
Still coming up this year are another World tour, exciting co-productions and much more.
A bright future for an artist who has created his own world.