ISR has been lucky to have DJ Predator (voted Best Dutch Drum n Bass producer in 2002) prepare Demo Clips from Rough Connections 1 & 2 to show you how it's done.
Demo clip for Rough Connections Vol .1
Demo clip for Rough Connections Vol .2
DJ Predator Bio
Amsterdam born and raised DJ Predator
, a.k.a. Stephan Scheltema, has dealt with a rebelious, creative mind all of his life. Lost in grafitti art during his childhood, he then became intrigued by early Rap music, Breakbeats, Reggae and Electro. The purchase of a Commodore Amiga in 1991, provided him with the means to experiment with beats and breaks himself. Influenced by his love for music and driven by the rage of a young boy, he established his first release on vinyl in 1992.
Over a period of six years, he managed to release more than sixty tracks, most of them on labels such as Mokum, Ruffneck, Ruff EX, Cenobite
. With the growth of the dance scene in general, Predators star was rising, providing him with more equipment and posibilities. Living his dream of expressing his musical thoughts on recordings and spending all his time and money and on his studio. Hit releases like Jiehaaaa, Pump Up The Vibe
and Mind Of A Lunatic
brought him recognition from around the globe, resulting in live performances and DJ bookings in worldwide, from Canada to Australia, from Russia to the United States, Germany, Holland, Swiss, the UK and more.
Slowly but surely maturing his natural love for Hiphop and Breaks, these musical styles started to sneak into his productions. Although still using a steady beat, more and more, he found himself applying sophisticated drum patterns to his tracks, giving them more funk and more speed. In 1998, longing for a new creative challenge, he wanted to present his dark, claustrophobic atmospheres to the Drum n Bass scene. The shift immediately proved to be a success. As Dutch imprints A New Dawn
and Acetate Recordings
were securing Predators singles, UK labels such as 5HQ / Formation were quickly snatching up pairs of their own. In 2001, he joined one of the most prestigeous Dutch crews named Bassground
and was voted Best Dutch Drum n Bass producer in 2002
. While developing new Hardcore and Drum n Bass tracks, Predator has his sights set on the future, so be on the look out for this lunatic psychonaut, as he is determined to come correct across the board.