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Frederik Van Herterijck was born on January 3th, 1979. At the age of eight, he got fascinated aboutsynthesisersand other electronic sounds. Previously listening to hard rock and heavy metal, he suddenly encountered the world of electronic music listening to a recorded tape of Iron Maiden. That record was recorded over another - electronic- album. At the end of the Iron Maiden tape the music was suddenly taken over by the -previously recorded- electronic music. Only 1 minute of electronic music remained on the tape, but that one minute turned Frederik's world of music completely around. He listened to this one minute of wonderful music over and over and had to find out who made this music. The music was part of a song of Jean-Michel Jarre. The next day Frederik bought several albums of this French electronic musician: Oxygene, Equinoxe, Rendez-Vous, .... and Frederik's trip into electronic music was launched… Growing up with this synthesiser music, he had to know how to make such sounds. His 9th birthday arrived and Frederik knew what he wanted: a synthesiser. He got his first yamaha and started to learn the machine inside out. The machine had no hidden powers to Frederik and he overused all its capabilities to create sounds and music. He endlessly recorded voices and sounds through the 2 second sampler. Years went by and Frederik discovered Kraftwerk, Art of Noise, Yello and later on the wonderful grooves of Detroit Techno. Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Biosphere, … remain to this day big influences to the way he writes songs, creates soundscapes and produces music. Frederik explored all the dimensions of electronic music from Drum & Bass to Psychelic Trance, from House to Ambient... just technological music he started calling it. Buying more and more keyboards, Frederik had to buy a mixing console to mix the sounds. Sequencing hardware and software followed to be able to use all keyboards at once. Only two hands weren't enough :-). This is how he assembled a complete music studio and started learning how to produce other music genres, mastering and live PA mixing.