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Promo (Sebastian Hoff) came into contact with the hardcore sound and started DJ-ing in 1992. In those years he listened to house, hiphouse, and hiphop. Promo: ‘Especially with hiphop my preference went out to the roughness, darkness, and toughness of for example Public Enemy and NWA. After that, the step to Hardcore was easily made. I grew into it automatically’. His passion for Hardcore only increased when he heard the music from Germany, Italy, and Scandinavia.

Next to DJ-ing, he presented a radio program called “Wild-groei” at a Dutch radio station and Promo himself started to produce in 1995. In spite of having not much studio equipment, he was convinced that one could make better quality productions than that he heard in general.

Despite the downfall of Gabber in the late 90’s, Promo was sure that Hardcore was still not at its end. In the summer of 2000, Promo started his own record label The Third Movement. ‘I wanted to build up slowly with artists that contributed something significant to the label’. At the moment, The Third Movement releases the works of nearly fifteen artists like Dana, Tommy Pulse, Rude Awakening, D-Passion and Peaky Pounder.

The sound of Promo is paradoxically described by him as ‘accessible dark’. Promo’s typical rough sound is known thanks to the catchy hook that he can give to his productions. One of the most characterizing elements of Promo’s work is his Basskick on which he worked on for years and is imitated and sampled globally. This indicates the influence and importance of his productions on other producers worldwide.


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  • Everybodydancin

    Ongelooflijke artiest.

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Speedcore-Imil

    "please fix your tags, it's Promo, not Dj Promo :/ " wrong, his name was actually inteded as Dj Promo, he said so in an interview because he needed a dj name and he always saw on promoboxes "DJ Promo" (promotional records for DJs", thus he used that.

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • aislinn1912

    please fix your tags, it's Promo, not Dj Promo :/

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • dapunisherone


    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Speedcore-Imil

    Promo is WAY MORE innovative, and hardly to be called mainstyle, even within the Hardcore genre

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • codesin


    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Speedcore-Imil

    He's THE man!

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • Brent_AXiS

    Comparing Tiesto with DJ Promo, I think you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Two completely different genres... Anyway the new album is banging!

    12 May 2009 Reply
  • radyokafa_

    Let the Bass Boom is real.. Let the Bass Boom is the legend!

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • johnny_evil

    Dj promo the best dj of the world

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • FlyersPh9

    Possibly the BEST DJ I have heard...better than Tiesto...his stuff is just too soft/slow. DJ Promo for life!

    20 Feb 2009 Reply
  • alephcore

    The second double disc Promo 'Worst of' collection is here! Titled 'The worst of 2', both discs are packed with tracks like 'Can you thrill me?', 'Fuck the rumours', 'Messin' with yo mind', 'The industry can't stop me' and the one that started it all 'Shut up!' A collector's vital piece and the perfect tool for cDJs. Silver is definitely the new gold, here's 2 CDs that tell the tale of gabber-nights and Promo-style future!

    10 Dec 2008 Reply
  • hydrogencyanide

    Je bent mijn held!

    17 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Ganja_Smoka

    lol hardstyle? xD

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • cizem69

    hardstyle powaaaah!

    30 Oct 2008 Reply
  • baaaaaaa

    in da house

    28 Jul 2008 Reply
  • sagabmx

    Hardcore poweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer

    27 May 2008 Reply
  • themenofthedrea

    es de los mejores djs del genero hardcore y su musica sta loca

    21 Apr 2008 Reply
  • djdker

    hardcore is never die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    15 Jan 2008 Reply

    looove this darkcore

    19 Nov 2007 Reply
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