Dutch duo Noisecontrollers, aka Arjan Terpstra and Bas Oskam, must be chuffed to bits with how the last few years have gone for them. The pair got together at the end of 2005, when hip-hop-loving Terpstra and trance producer Oskam found a common passion in the uniquely Dutch musical genre, hardstyle. Their backgrounds melded perfectly, and in next to no time, they were taking hardstyle - an advance on hardcore, rave and gabba - to the next level. Their first release, 'Wanna Freak You' certainly did that, and this was quickly followed by 'Creatures'. That was released on Fusion Records, and began a relationship that continues to this day. In 2007, Noisecontrollers took the natural decision to move into the live arena. They recruited MC Renegade, and their career has gone from strength-to-strength since -they have played all over the world at events like Qontrol, Qrime Time, Reverze and HardBass. Their DJ sets are the stuff of legend and they are real poster boys for the uncompromising and dynamic hardstyle sound. In the last few years their singles, 'Shreek', 'Venom' and "Rushroom' have seen them gain even more column inches. So onto this year: their collaboration with Australian kindred spirits Toneshifterz brought the elephantine releases 'Jaydee' and 'Empire Of the Sun'