From: The Netherlands
DJ style: Hardstyle
Best known for: “‘The Brutal Saga’.”
Fave tune of 2018: “‘The Darkest Moment’.”
Master of “severe kick drums”, Radical Redemption is back in the Top 100 for the fifth year in a row. After last year’s chaotic touring schedule, 2018 was all about the studio, with Radical Redemption finishing his new album ‘Command & Conquer’ among his live shows, where according to his bio “all shades of commercialism are shunned into oblivion”. Launching at his own event with the same name this November, the album is the prolific hardstyle DJ’s seventh in only six years.
Alongside collaborations with Yellow Claw, Timmy Trumpet, Carnage and Moksi, he wrote his track ‘The Darkest Moment’ as a reference to the struggles DJs with relentless touring schedules can encounter on the road. With Radical Redemption’s high-energy, high-production shows, it’s no surprise it can take its toll — regardless, his dedication to the sound means he remains one of hardstyle’s biggest stars.
Words: DECLAN MCGLYNN