DJ The Prophet, also called the ‘Godfather of Hardstyle’, as he is one of the few acts who has succeeded in maintaining a thriving career from the early days, right up to the modern era. For thirty golden years, DJ The Prophet has achieved personal milestones as he shaped the genre we know today as Hardstyle and cultivated new opportunities for rising artists.
In 1984 DJ The Prophet started with producing Hip Hop, with his first big event named ‘Let The Prophet Rise’ in 1988 with a crowd of 2000 people. In 1990 he started producing Hardcore as one of the pioneers, being part of the Thunderdome generation and the first DJ team in the world "The Dreamteam". He had great successes with tracks like “Dominatin” in 1993, “Big Boys Dont Cry” in 1994, “Allright Now Here We Go!” in 1994 and “Killing Scum”, also from the year 1994 and many more after.
After a decade of Hardcore DJ The Prophet was searching for something new. He played a Hard House set in 1999 on the Q-dance event "Houseqlassics" which surprised everybody. He found what he was looking for, so again as one of the pioneers of the genre, nowadays called Hardstyle, DJ The Prophet started producing the first known Hardstyle tracks with Hardheadz like “Wreck Thiz Place”. In this period of his carreer he performed at every Q-dance event. Being the spiritual father of Scantraxx Recordz and top-tier acts like Headhunterz, Wildstylez, Frontliner and Brennan Heart, he made name as the true Godfather Of Hardstyle. Characteristic releases of this era are "Recession", “Shizzle My Dizzle”, “Wake Up!”, "One Moment" and “Stampuhh!!”.
With a strong antiquity, DJ The Prophet continued his legacy by also shaping Hardstyle’s modern era with his diverse releaseses. From the smashing “Kikkdrum” to “Timemachine” and of course the floorfiller “Caramba!”, DJ The Prophet is endorsed for capturing all the Hardstyle possibilities!
On-stage, the ‘Godfather’ controls the decks like you’ve never seen before. He’s mesmerised crowds of thousands at Defqon.1, EDC Las Vegas, Defqon.1 Australia, Qlimax, Decibel and of course, at his legendary ’30 Years The Prophet’ celebration held in 2016! One thing is for sure: DJ The Prophet is still an important part of the Hard dance genre with a lot of great plans for the future.
With his infamous technical ability and incredible musical versatility it’s not difficult to see why he has earned the tag ‘The People’s Favourite’, voted the UK’s No.1 Hard Dance DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll and scooping up awards for ‘Best UK Hard DJ’ for 3 years running in the Hard Dance Awards as well as best Hard Dance DJ and podcast/radio show in the Hardcore Heaven Awards.
His ‘Keeping The Rave Alive’ podcast and radio show has become one of the world’s leading forces in the harder styles and the UK’s leading hard-edged brand.
Kutski’s incredible diversity and huge demand with fans has seen him play at every major festival worldwide including Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Mysteryland, Electric Daisy Carnival, ULTRA, Defqon.1, Dominator, Q Base, The Qontinent, Dance Valley, Coloursfest & Hard Island. Internationally Kutski continues to dominate new territories in emerging markets such as North America & Asia as well as building stronger fan bases year by year touring Australia, USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Scandinavia, Poland, Austria, The Netherlands & Germany!
2012 saw the launch of Kutski’s ‘Keeping The Rave Alive’ brand, set up to represent 360 degrees of the harder styles of dance music. Kick-starting as a weekly podcast it quickly gained momentum and now exceeds 100,000 downloads per week and regularly charts in the Top 10 downloads on iTunes alongside the likes of Armin van Buuren, Annie Mac & Tiesto. With the hype around the KTRA show reaching epic levels, world renowned leader of the harder styles Q-Dance asked Kutski to broadcast weekly on the Q-Dance radio network as well as drafting him in for radio specials co-presenting with scene leaders such as Headhunterz & Wildstylez!
Keeping The Rave Alive or KTRA for short has now branched out hosting its own sell-out events and arenas across the UK and worldwide. Representing a wide spectrum of the harder styles from the lighter sounds of hard dance right up to up-tempo hardcore sounds with guests including Zatox, Frontliner, Isaac, Coone, DJ Mad Dog, Korsakoff, Code Black, Dr. Rude, AniMe, The Viper, Darren Styles, Evil Activities, Gammer, Alex Kidd and many more!
The KTRA brand has also inspired an album series already into its fifth volume, which has claimed the title of the UK’s highest selling hard dance album; featuring on the front page of iTunes worldwide and still pressing and selling physical units to devoted fans worldwide!
Not content with all of the above accolades, Kutski has been busy in the studio continuing his ethos of not being bound to one genre. He’s produced countless anthems collaborating and remixing with the likes of Audiofreq, Endymion, TNT, Advanced Dealer, Furyan, Darren Styles, Gammer & Joey Riot on a diverse range of labels including Scantraxx, Traxxstorm , Fusion, Masters Of Hardcore, Dirty Workz, Mixmash, Nightbreed & Together We Rise with support right across the board across all of the harder scenes!
Expect much more from Kutski, be prepared to be amazed and you wont be far wrong!