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Theracords Q&A #1: Geck-o

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Postby atomicoz » 05 Dec 2011, 01:00

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Here's the first part of our weekly Q&A series with artists from Theracords, starting off with Geck-o!

An introduction if you missed the great response on Harderstate

Geck-o (Rik van Dam) started producing in 2007 and already got his first production on a release in 2008. The following year he got signed at Theracords where he quickly made a name of himself with his diverse sound which has since then landed him bookings at events like Decibel and Ground Zero in Holland, The Qontinent in Belgium and Monday Bar Cruise in Sweden.

Fun fact: His "It's What We Are" release got support from Headhunterz who even made his own edit of it.
(unreleased track topic and release topic on HST)

Next to Geck-o he also produce more diverse tracks under the Geck-e alias, where the e is for experimental. Here you'll notice his talent as he dabbles into genres from Ambient to Hardtrance yet retains his solid quality.

Some of his releases throughout 2011

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Thera vs Geck-o performing at The Qontinent 2011. Track playing is Geck-o - 2-1

Post a reply with your questions and he'll reply when he can
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Postby Geck-o » 05 Dec 2011, 01:07

Reporting for duty!

Nice initiative Atomicoz :)
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Postby Shrapnel » 05 Dec 2011, 01:08

How would you describe your own personal music style?

What inspired you to move into production/DJ'ing?

Love your music btw (L)
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Postby Maximumraver » 05 Dec 2011, 01:10

Oh nice!! :) Gonna come up with some good questions! Give me a bit of time haha :p
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Postby ceero » 05 Dec 2011, 01:18

This year you started to produce some mainstream hardstyle too, some tracks were supported a lot by huge djs like Headhunterz. Have you ever got offers from some mainstream labels ?
Have you ever thought your tracks will be supported by HHz once ? :+
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Postby arder-arderstyle » 05 Dec 2011, 01:22

Wow great idea the most creative producer in the scene imo. Simple question from me :) how long have you been producing for?
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Postby Diamanic » 05 Dec 2011, 01:52

arder-arderstyle:Wow great idea the most creative producer in the scene imo. Simple question from me :) how long have you been producing for?


Check the first post sir :+
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Postby Haz » 05 Dec 2011, 01:53

What gives you inspiration for all your songs?
If you get stuck during the production process, what do you do?
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Postby N-Emy » 05 Dec 2011, 02:46

I'm going to ask this question to everybody!

"What was your first serious studio set-up and what were your experiences with it?"

In which I refer to what program, what external instruments and which studio monitors.
Can't wait to hear it!!
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Postby MarlboroMan » 05 Dec 2011, 02:55

I would like to know if you have any plans for a new Phrantic collab on AVIO in the near future? :)
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Postby Subject Zero » 05 Dec 2011, 03:03

Who is this Geck-O you speak of? :hat:


Just kidding, cool idea! So here's my question - When was your first DJ set at an event and how was the experience?
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Postby Darycka » 05 Dec 2011, 10:03

Cool initiative! Few questions which pop up into my mind:

Do you still produce using only Fruity Loops and plug-ins, or do you use another program for your final mixdown?

Hardstyle is influenced by a lot of other genres, dubstep being a great recent example. How do you feel about this? What genre would you like to be of a bigger influence on Hardstyle?
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Postby Tweeka_1 » 05 Dec 2011, 10:14

How does it feel being cheesy? :+
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lsdb.nl:i am not downloading one more set from these guys until they stop over using that "da tweekaz" sample.. its extremely annoying and very unprofessional
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Postby lamtak » 05 Dec 2011, 10:48

Is there a chance the Geck-o face will return? :O
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Postby DjThera » 05 Dec 2011, 10:51

Please keep the topic a (tiny) bit serious people ;)
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