From: The Netherlands
DJ style: “Hardcore.”
Best known for: “‘Raise Your Fist For Angerfist’.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Little Jon x Skellism feat. Terror Bass ‘In The Pit (Angerfist Remix)’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Sefa.”
Up 11 places from last year to No.29, it’s fair to say that hardcore stalwart Angerfist is having a pretty exciting 2018. At the end of 2017, the masked Dutchman released his highly anticipated sixth LP ‘Creed Of Chaos’ to scene-wide acclaim. Tracks like ‘Pennywise’, ‘The Promqueen’s Finest Drug’ and the Breaking Bad-referencing ‘Knock Knock’ showcased a producer at the helm of his genre’s animated identity.
Since, the DJ/producer — real name Danny Masseling — has practically been on a non-stop tour, playing to huge crowds at clubs and festivals around the globe, including Tomorrowland, Defqon. 1, EDC Las Vegas, Hardraise and many more. He’s showing no sign of slowing down either, with a pretty full schedule lined up for the remainder of the year, featuring shows in Sweden, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and California. Angerfist also has new music in the pipeline after a brief break. With the promise of “several solo tracks, remixes and collabs” on the way, it appears to be full steam ahead for the hardcore don.
Words: EOIN MURRAY