With dj Garry
As you can read in my bio, in 1996 i joined the crew of International Dance Promotion (IDP). The general manager of IDP was in those days also the Dutch branch manager of the Disco Mix Club (DMC) which is the biggest dj organisation in the world. This gave me the chance to meet some of the best Dutch DMC dj's, including dj Garry (Krasovec). This was an honour to me, because he was the resident dj in a club i frequently visited, in that way he was one of the people that inspired me to start mixing in the early 90's.
In the 90's he produced the Ouch bootleg mix series. He also was the 1995 Dutch DMC DJ Champion, the main instructor at djschool.nl, and the producer of hits like Dream Universe (you can find it on the intro page of this website, as a tribute to him). In 1997 i worked on stage with him for the first time, which got me a place in the DMC crew. Since then we worked together a lot on IDP/DMC events, traveling all across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
We became personal friends, so even after i left IDP/DMC in 2004 we often spend many hours in his studio; working on mixes or listening to eachothers' productions. My 2006 yearmix was mastered by him, and he was the voice for some of my mixes' intros. Much of the gear in my studio once belonged to him, and i know a number of his relatives personally. Damae from Fragma is one of our mutual friends.
In 2019 Garry suffered a tragic fatal accident. Due to various circumstances i did not have the possibity to attend his funeral, which i had a hard time accepting. In his memory i created my 2019 World Record Mix (over 1200 tracks in the mix) - because we were both fans of mixes that feature many tracks / sampling. You can find that mix on this website too, as it became part of the 'Mix by Mix' series (Edition 46) in 2020.