Rik van Dam
Discography of Geck-o:
|#||Cover||Release title||Total tracks||Download mp3 album||Release date||Label fo release|
|1||Smasher / Deckstar||3||2009-01-31||Theracords|
|2||Next / Chasing||3||2009-02-23||GBH Records|
|3||Ridin' Dirty / Ridiculous||3||2009-06-09||GBH Records|
|6||Forces Of The Universe||4||2010-10-13||Theracords|
|7||Can't Stand Still||2||2011-03-04||AVIO Records|
|8||It's What We Are||3||2011-03-23||Theracords|
|11||It Never Sleeps||3||2011-09-26|
|21||Wappie Love||3||2014-09-01||QULT Records|
Geck-o is in real life Rik van Dam, born in 1989. He lives in IJsselstein, a small city in The Netherlands.
His love for electronic dance music developed at a young age, and while growing older he was always looking for more energetic music. This took him on a journey from trance, through hardtrance, to hardstyle! This genre seemed like it was invented for him with it's raw sounds, driving basslines and incredible vocal tricks.
As time passed by, he got deeper into the sound and learned a lot about it, listening to livesets and keeping up with new releases. In the beginning of 2007 he felt he was ready for it, and he started producing himself. Learning the basics took some time, but he developed quickly. In 2008 his music was getting serious quality, leading to his first release on 12" vinyl.
In 2009, Geck-o contacted Theracords, an upcoming label that claimed to produce music from the heart. He got to know DJ Thera and discovered this claim was not a lie - this label was all about passion for the music! Geck-o did not hesitate and he signed with this awesome label. He saw it grow bigger with the time, eventually leading to his first DJ performance in Belfast, followed by bookings in The Netherlands, Madrid, London and Denmark.
2010 and 2011 were years of big steps in production and recognition. He got his name out there with strong solo releases as well as collaborations. The combination with DJ Thera guarantees raw sounds and when he teams up Wavolizer you can expect some oldschool beats! With Phrantic he experimented with a mainstream sound, resulting in two releases on AVIO Records.
All of this is only the beginning. Expect maximum diversity!