More evidence that Amsterdam is the smallest city with the biggest impact on global electronic music, Quinten Van Den Berg, aka Quintino, again finds himself riding high after another stellar 12 months in the game.
Since the last time we unveiled the world’s biggest music poll, he hasn’t really let up in terms of pace. There was that big stage bomb he made with fellow Netherlander Hardwell, ‘Baldadig’; the tune that resulted from teaming up with high-flying Australian duo, NERVO, ‘Lost In You’; not to mention the sultry end of summer electric-R&B slow jam, ‘I Just Can’t’, crafted with R3hab.
This is before we come to the latest instalment of his aptly-titled ‘Go Harder’ EP series, which hit chapter three this year. And the relentless touring schedule that sees him showcase his performance skills across the world.
“This year I’ve been trying to balance studio time with my tour schedule, which was really important,” he tells DJ Mag. “I opened a new studio for myself and other talent, which we built from almost nothing while touring all over the world. So that was a very intense and busy period, but now the studio is finished and I can't ask for anything else.”
A talent honed since the tender age of 18, Quintino is a case in point when it comes to the age-old phrase of good things coming to those who work tirelessly for what they want.