Not a fan of one of the genres?

(You can't hide all the genres)

Theracords Q&A #1: Geck-o

Read interviews with hardstyle artists

Postby atomicoz » 05 Dec 2011, 01:00

Image Image Discogs Image Facebook Image Twitter Image Lyrics

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


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
User avatar
atomicoz (30)
Posts: 1652
Location: Sweden (se) Meatballs

Postby Geck-o » 05 Dec 2011, 01:07

Reporting for duty!

Nice initiative Atomicoz :)
Geck-o (29)
Posts: 712
Location: Netherlands (nl)

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)
User avatar
Shrapnel (25)
Posts: 673
Location: United Kingdom (uk) Geordie Land!

Postby Maximumraver » 05 Dec 2011, 01:10

Oh nice!! :) Gonna come up with some good questions! Give me a bit of time haha :p
User avatar
Maximumraver (30)
Posts: 1847
Location: Netherlands (nl) Boxmeer

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 ? :+
Last edited by ceero on 05 Dec 2011, 01:31, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
ceero (27)
State Retired Person
Posts: 12090
Location: Slovakia (sk) Budapest

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?
(Early Hardstyle)
arder-arderstyle (28)
State Celebrity
Posts: 1447
Location: Scotland (sx)

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 :+
User avatar
Diamanic (27)
Posts: 1285
Location: Netherlands (nl) Doetinchem

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?
User avatar
Haz (23)
Pink Club Member
Posts: 433
Location: United Kingdom (uk) York, England

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!!
"It has only just begun."

User avatar
State Outsider
Posts: 8
Location: Netherlands (nl)

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? :)
User avatar
MarlboroMan (27)
Global Mod
Posts: 6823
Location: Germany (de) Rostock

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?
User avatar
Subject Zero (27)
State Hero
Posts: 4335
Location: Scotland (sx) Glasgow, Scotland

Postby D-Verze » 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?
Connect with D-Verze
Image Image Image Image
User avatar
D-Verze (26)
Posts: 5026
Location: Netherlands (nl) Netherlands

Postby Tweeka_1 » 05 Dec 2011, 10:14

How does it feel being cheesy? :+ am not downloading one more set from these guys until they stop over using that "da tweekaz" sample.. its extremely annoying and very unprofessional
User avatar
Tweeka_1 (31)
Posts: 971
Location: Norway (no)

Postby lamtak » 05 Dec 2011, 10:48

Is there a chance the Geck-o face will return? :O
User avatar
lamtak (27)
State Celebrity
Posts: 1732
Location: Netherlands (nl)

Postby DjThera » 05 Dec 2011, 10:51

Please keep the topic a (tiny) bit serious people ;)
User avatar
Posts: 1117
Location: Netherlands (nl)


  • Related topics
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests