DJ Mastermind was infected with the music drug almost 20 years ago, when he started his career at two old turntables. Back then, he was playing swingbeat and hip hop. After being the resident DJ of a youth centre and the local discotheque, DJ Mastermind discovered the magic music of the house-scene. During this discovery, he got more and more interested in the house-scene and its music. His parents were not very happy with his choice to go into the house-scene because of its repeating banging beats and sounds, but they accepted it and supported their son unconditionally.
With the support of his parents, DJ Mastermind started to visit house-parties where he, in the early nineties, got to know House music. After a short time, DJ Mastermind produced his own CD with a friend, the first full album of house-producers in The Netherlands. The album was a success!
This success was also noticed by ID-T, the biggest Dutch company in the house-scene. The Mindcrimers got a contract and they released several tracks on albums like Thunderdome and Hellsound. ID-T also released some 12inches of The Mindcrimers. Mastermind also spinned records at parties anywhere in The Netherlands, including the famous Thunderdome parties. In this period, Mastermind was one of the hosts of -Happy Hour-, a radio show dedicated to the house-scene and house music. Lots of famous guests have been in this show, like Paul Elstak, Buzz Fuzz, Weirdo and others. Mastermind also organized house-parties with these well known DJ-s. Some of the parties were filmed by TMF, Netherlands- number one TV music channel, where The Mindcrimers were interviewed.
After a long time in the hardcore-house-scene, DJ Mastermind decided to go his own way and stopped his Mindcrimers-career. He started a new one, also in the house-scene, but with a new style: Hardstyle! This proved to be a good choice, because ID-T offered him another contract. With his solo-career as a DJ/producer, he also started his international career. His first international parties were in Germany and Belgium where he played in several places. After winning a DJ contest in Germany, Mastermind was asked to play at the turntables in Salou. In this well known party-city he met Mental Theo, one of Holland-s most famous DJ/VJ-s. Mental Theo was impressed by Mastermind-s skills and asked him to play in his club at Mallorca.
Back at home, DJ Mastermind started producing again. This time he did it alone and with success. His tracks were found fresh, hard and renewing by the famous international DJ/Producer and member of the Dreamteam: The Prophet.Nowday-s Mastermind plays: Hardstyle - Early Hardcore - Old School - energentic house styles
Nowadays He produces new trancy productions under the alias "FUNDAMENTAL J'S". and house under the alias "Cerebro" This year he is expecting at least 2 new track releases to be released in energetic trance styles.
The saga continues…..
The Earth Has Music, For Those Who Listen!
Funkerman feat.Shermanology - Automatic (fundamental j's another mind remix)