Ronald de Foe (real name Mariusz Kopczyński), born in December 1982 in Torun, started his journey with trance music in 1994, thanks to hits of the those days from Marusha, Westbam, Mark ’OH or Scooter.
A fastination of this kind of dance music was so strong, that Ronald was sure, that he want follow it’s paths to find out where they may lead him. The journey turned out to be a wonderful life companion and a source of many inspirations.
However Ronald’s fascinations never were limited. Being sure that the only limit, which a man can have, is the limit of his own mind, he dicided to make experiments and explore new sounds, in search of those that gave him joy and sense of satisfaction. That’s why in the course of years he was interested in achievements of The Prodigy or dutch hardcore, happy hardcore and rave artists. Despite wonderful beats it wasn’t what he want though.
A turning point was in 1997 -1999. He get to place, where everything what he looked for was found. Those were ‘Forbiden Fruit’ from Paul Van Dyk and ‘Cream’, ‘After Love’ and ‘Flying To The Moon’ from Blank & Jones. Those tracks made Ronald really sure, that trance music is what he has looking for all your trip. After Paul van Dyk and Blank & Jones other artists appeared, who made a big role in bulding his music intuition: Schiller, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Darude, Woody Van Eyden, Carlo Resoort, Ron Van Den Beuken, Sam Sharp, Marcel Woods, The Thrillseekers, John O’cllaghan, Lange or John Askew. But the journey was continued. However he didn’t follow many paths, but only this one, that made sense his evolution and music career. It was trance music path, which is enough extensive and has so many subgeneres, in which Ronald as an artist feels perfectly.
Nowadays Ronald De Foe is not only electronic music fan or trance music lover. He is a DJ and a producer as well. For work on his first single Ronald ws invited by leading polish trance producer – Paul Miller. A track ‘Jaarbeurs’ was released in 2006. It was well recieved by both fans and worldwide DJs. For young producers it was motivation to continue the work in studio. In next years other singles: ‘Contra’ and ‘Surviver’ were released. In September 2009 Ronald release his first solo production ‘Rugged 2009’ in Liquid Records. An another EP from Ronald – ‘Razor Sound’ is coming up any day now. Others productions, mostly solo, are coming soon. But Ronald doesnt exclude cooperation with other artists.
The year 2010 brings Ronald new possibilities. He plays in many clubs in Poland, but thanks to his talent and ability to acquire new fans and clubbers on the dancefloor, he was invited to play at such events like Trance Xplosion, Amsterdam Dance Mission or Godskitchen Urban Wave Club Edition.
In the 2010 with Pawel Meller fired up his own label Music En Route fullfilled with trance releases!
All the 90’s Mariusz was drived by House and Techno.
That fascination survive to present times couse in Mariusz’s sets performed as Ronald de Foe he played large doze of Techno.
He don’t forget about House music and in 2011 with his old friend Pawel Meller create house tune “Inside Me” which decide to promote with his true name: Mariusz Kopczynski.
Aside from gigs, Ronald has his own radioshows in 2 radio stations: Afterhours.fm (every 4th Sunday at 16.00 CET) and Trancesonic.fm (every 3rd Thursday at 17.00 CET).