D-Block & S-te-fan- Calgary
|June 17, 2023|
|The Palace Theatre|
Harddance music is rising out of the underground into the international mainstream. On the forefront of it is D-block & S-te-Fan. This energetic Dj-duo has been the co-founders of the harddance as it is right now; Energetic, melodic and powerful. They showed their talent multiple times over the last couple of years which resulted in numerous hit records as: Music made addict, Rockin ‘ ur mind, Sound of Thunder, Ride with uz and the Magical mystery.
Born as Diederik Bakker and Stefan den Daas, they decided to become D-Block & S-te-Fan in 2004 when they met in a local record store. From that moment on their unique and melodic sound got picked up by all the artists representing the harder styles in dance music. They have been releasing on the record labels of; Dj Dana, Dj Luna, Dj Isaac, Dj Zany and Dj the Prophet before they decided to develop their musical vision on their own label: Scantraxx Evolutionz.
Their catchy sound and stage-performances didn’t go unnoticed. They got picked up by all the big organizations promoting Harddance which resulted in many main-performances from 2006 till date. To name a few: Decibel(50000, 5 years) DefQon(40000, 4 years) Mysteryland (65000, 3 years) Qlimax, Gelredome(30000, 3 years) on which they provided the anthem in 2009.
In 2009 B2S chose them to be the host of Thrillogy 2009, held in Brabanthallen. This unique concept hosts 3 area, containing 3 different styles in which Harddance is considered to be the main style for the night. In preparation of this night, they produced and released an Artist album, called: Music made addictz. This cd was very well received and putted them right on top of the scene.
2010 brought them to their ultimate goals. By getting asked for January 2011’s X-Qlusive D-Block & S-te-Fan was their dream coming true. This solo event, which takes place in the Heineken Music Hall (7500) in Amsterdam. In preparation to this event they did an anthem for 10 years of Q-Dance, a party held in the Amsterdam Arena (40000) and were the closing act of Mysteryland (65000). With huge demand on tickets they organized a “running up” party in Rotterdam’s Outland(3200) which got sold out for the first time ever on a special night about a Harddance artist.
It was this night where they heard about their top 100 entry in the most prestigious Dj-list; the DJ MAG top 100. Placed #73 they were crowned “Worlds #1 Harddance duo”.Living up to their title, they sold out their solo-event in the HMH 12 weeks in advance.This year they rose to #40 in 2012’sDJ Mag top 100.
Releasing a mixed album on the night of the event, they kicked off their world tour in 2011. This tour contained over 40 gigs in 3 months crossing 25 countries, which established their name globally. Besides the tour and a very busy European schedule, they managed to release over 20 tracks already in 2011. Being featured in this years DJ-MAG again makes an end to any doubt. Harddance is here to stay, and Harddance is D-Block & S-te-Fan!