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2017/10/26 |Dione Hardcore Magazine
2017/10/26 |SRB Hardcore Magazine
2017/06/18 |SRB Column Hardcore Magazine
2016/06/22 |Hardcore Magazine SRB
2016/06/22 |Hardcore Magazine Dione
2015/07/18 |Toxic Sickness Interview
2007/03/29 |Interview Party Flock
2006/03/16 |Interview Para Hooligans
2005/12/22 |COLUMN HARDCORE MAGAZINE - WINTER EDITION 2005
2005/09/24 |Rage-Online interview (English)
2005/09/24 |Rage-Online interview (Nederlands)
2005/09/22 |COLUMN HARDCORE MAGAZINE - FALL EDITION 2005
2005/07/19 |Dione in Los Angeles (9 april 2005)
2005/06/22 |COLUMN HARDCORE MAGAZINE - SUMMER EDITION 2005
2005/03/01 |Dione
2016/06/22 | Hardcore Magazine Dione
What inspired your artist name?

Dione is derived from Greek mythology. Dione or Dionysos was the god of partying. I've been using that name for a long time,
i came up with it in my graffiti writing days and just stuck with it.



Were you a DJ first, or a producer?

First a dj, a couple of years later i started producing. It took a while before i thought my music was good enough to release.
Also : studio equipment was really expensive in those days so it took me a while before i had decent studio gear. And internet didn't
exist yet so i had to learn everything myself or from talking with other producers.



How did you get into the hardcore scene?

When i started dj-ing i played house music but i always loved and played the harder stuff. So when it evolved into gabber/hardcore
i just evolved with it.



What was the first record you ever purchased?

I really don't know anymore. I started buying singles and lp's when i was very young, back in the days when there was only pop music.



Where was your first DJ gig and how did you feel?

My first real dj gig was on a party in my hometown in 1991 that i organised together with a couple of friends, just because there was
nothing else to do in our town. I was an amateur dj already so it was decided that i played on that party. The party was a big succes
and i played the whole night (5 hours long) for about 800 people. There's no better way to learn :)



Name one of your favourite parties?

Dj Dione's Birthday Bash in The Peppermill, Heerlen (NL). Legendary parties. People that went there and also dj's that played there
are still talking to me about it. We decided to give the dj's free drinks and a hotel room so they were all in a good mood and the crowd
picked up on this, resulting in an awesome atmosphere. The only bad thing was that we were banned from that particular hotel.



What was the most embarrassing moments during any of your performances?

I remember when playing with vinyl it happened a couple of times that i took the needle of the wrong deck. So, sudden silence
and hundreds of people staring at me.



Is the hardcore scene the same as 10 years ago?

No, the hardcore scene is always evolving. Nowadays people like their music faster as 10 years ago. And 10 years ago they liked it
slower and darker as 10 years before that. But also the scene is now divided in more sub scenes as ever before. I think the diversity
is good but i don't like it when people like or dislike certain tracks just because it's not their style. A good track is a good track whether
it's Mainstream or Frenchcore, Industrial or Uptempo. People should open up more to other styles. Hardcore is a feeling not a concept.



What is your favorite hardcore track that you have produced?

"Dione - Pain 'Til I Die" is probably my biggest hit and i'm still happy with it.



What advice would you give to up and coming Hardcore Artists?

Be original. Don't just copy your favorite producers or dj's but be yourself.



Are there any exciting projects or gigs coming up you want our everybody to know about?

I'm always working on new tracks and i hope to release both new Dione as E-Noid tracks soon. There are a few nice gigs coming up
like Decibel and Ruhr-In-Love that i'm really looking forward to.



What are your final words of wisdom in this interview?

Don't believe the hype.