Artists & Collaborations
producers / djs
2010 is already booked choc full of hot domestic and international gigs, remix requests and original productions in the pipeline for Hardsoul brothers Roog and Greg van Bueren.
2009 saw Hardsoul Defected in the House – Amsterdam 09. What an honour! Only the very top electronic artists get to turn in tracks for this heavyweight UK label, and Roog and Greg made the most of it, turning in a double disc compilation of exclusives and a whole slew of their own stunning original productions and remixes.
Greg releases his debut solo single on Hardsoul Pressings entitled Waiting For You to widespread acclaim
Greg’s DJ career blossoms, with gigs all across Holland, and rising demand to play at some of the top dance festivals the country has to offer.
Other Hardsoul highlights of this year were gigs for Defected in Tokyo for Roog, and a massive event in the RAI Amsterdam conference centre for the brothers at Dirty Dutch.
Hardsoul step it up again in 2009, with hits such as Dancin' With You with Ron Carroll and Let Ur Spirit Go on Soulfuric Trax USA bringing the studio love to global dancefloors
2008 was another major year, with Roog and Greg joining forces for a stunning live set outdoors at the Rockit festival as Hardsoul Live, and Roog playing for Defected @ Pacha in Ibiza and at Ministry in London
Greg’s solo DJ career begins to take off, following his brother’s footsteps with gigs in the best clubs in the country. His own Deep Heat night at the small but sweaty Club NL in Amsterdam goes from strength to strength also, becoming one of the best kick-offs to the weekend.
This was also the year that productions went even bigger. Tracks such as Michael Canirot & Hardsoul‘s ‘Feel The Spirit’ and Hardsoul’s ‘Nothing Better Than Your Lovin' on the boys own Hardsoul Pressings push the boys profile even further.
The duo are inundated for remixes, turning in slamming interpreatations of David Penn feat. Daren J. Bell – Revolution and a remix of Ida Engberg smash hit Disco Volante.
The 2007 release Greg Jeroenski & Roog – ‘Your Mind is Twisted’ on the R&G imprint was huge! Aside from wdespread radio play and club success, the track wis licensed to Ministry of Sound (UK) and Cyber (France).
Roog and fellow Dutch superstar DJ Erick E teamed up to form Housequake and consistently sell out every club they perform at. In 2006, Holland’s dance magazine ‘Release’ devoted seven pages to the phenomena. The Housequake CD/DVD made it to the No.3 spot in the Dutch compilation chart. For more info www.housequake.nl
In 2006 the brothers started a new label called R(oog) &G(reg) Electronics for music that wouldn’t necessarily be suitable for release in the Hardsoul Pressings label and requires an alternative outlet.
Roog and his long term booker Anouschka Erhl from Holland’s Risk Agency started their own DJ agency called Beyond Bookings in 2005. More info at www.beyondbookings.com
Hardsoul/Roog were nominated for breakthrough DJ of the year 2005 at the International House Music Awards. MN2S (UK’s biggest DJ agency and London based clubnights) asked Jon Cutler and Hardsoul to mix their ‘10 Years Of Our House’ compilation in 2005. It was voted ‘Compilation of the Month’ in UK’s M8 magazine.
In 2005 the brothers revived their label Hardsoul Pressings. The label was quickly adopted by both big name DJ’s and the record-buying public. The releases can be found on numerous international compilations such as Hed Kandi, Defected In the House and Ministry of Sound.
In 2004, Hardsoul presents Roog & Greg’s release entitled ‘Uber’ on UK label Toolroom saw the brothers take their sound to a next level. The track was named BBC ‘Track Of The Week’ and was included on numerous international compilations.
After the huge success of ‘Back Together’ Defected asked Roog (Hardsoul) to join their international Defected In The House tour that brought him to London, Ibiza, Sydney and Melbourne, etc.
Roog plays in the world's hottest clubs like ; Pacha (Ibiza), Cielo (New York), Yellow (Tokyo), Ministry of Sound (London), Zouk (Singapore & Kuala Lumpur) to name a few..
Roog has compiled ten CDs to date. The sound of Love and Dedication (United/Zomba, 2000) was the first compilation under his own name and was critically acclaimed by Dutch audiences as well as Dutch music press. The follow-up was released in 2003 on his own Hardsoul Pressings label and became one of the biggest selling house compilations of 2003. The third installment of the series was released late 2005.
Roog is playing an astonishing average of 225 gigs a year in and outside Holland.
With his brother Greg he forms Hardsoul, the internationally successful production duo (for more information on Hardsoul, check the Hardsoul bio and www.hardsoul.nl).
Roog played the main stage at Sensation in the vast Ajax Soccer stadium to 40.000 people in 2001, which was broadcasted live by TMF and Radio 538. This event elavated him from an underground house talent to the Dutch DJ super league.
One half of the Hardsoul duo Roog was voted No. 1 house DJ of Holland for three years straight by Dutch magazine Basic Groove, was voted Holland’s most popular club DJ in 2004 by Nieuwe Revu magazine and was the highest ranked house DJ in the Dutch DJ Award poll of 2003, 2004 and 2005.