Exclusive Interview: Preatorian

StreetWave Media presents an exclusive interview with hardcore, Gabber, Harddance music group named, Preatorian, located in Groningen, Netherlands. After our interview, check out their music linked below…

1. What made you decide to jump into the music industry or music business?

In the early 90’s we both came into contact with hardcore/gabber music and went to party’s every weekend. When we saw the DJs at work, we bought a turntable ourselves and started working on our skills. We soon noticed that we want to make our own music and so we started with Fasttracker and Cubase. We have both ended up in a different phase of life, so it received less attention for a while. Two years ago, due to various events in our lives, we became aware that you should follow your passion and chase your dreams…and for us that is music.

2. What do you think makes you stand out from all the other aspiring and upcoming artists in your genre of music?

We make all our sounds ourselves, most of the inspiration also comes from the horror writers Steven King and Clive Barker. We think this is the best fit for this genre. Dark sounds with sharp kick drums ensure that we have a unique sound.

3. If you could collaborate with ANY artist/band… Who would you choose and why?

Angerfist, Anime, MissK8, Partyraiser, Deadly Guns, Andy the Core and Dither inspire us and we love to work together. Beside these hardcore artists it would be great to create some more experimental beats and we like to work with other genre’s such as: Die Antwoord, Atliens, Amon Tobin, Muzzy.

4.What do you think is your biggest Advantage and your biggest Disadvantage about being an Indie artist?

Our biggest advantage is that we do everything ourselves. We run 2 of our own record labels and we have gained a lot of experience with our techno label “Revitalized Records”. By promoting ourselves and releasing our own music on our own label, we can constantly push our content. Since 2020 we have created “Dark Entities RecordZ” to attract as much as possible in the chain to ourselves. A disadvantage is that it takes a lot of time. After all, you are promoting yourself 24/7. But luckily we like to do it. long live social media

5. Do you prefer the Independent route or would you rather sign to a major record label, and why?

We value our independence very much, but we would like to work with labels like: Thunderdome, Masters of Hardcore, The Third Movement, Barbaric Records, Afterlife Recordings, Offensive rage and Enzyme. Because you can combine creativity and make music even more beautiful.

6. Out of all the songs you’ve released, what do you think is your Best song and why?

Sith and Inferno because this is where our combination of dark atmospheres and sharp hard kicks come into its own.

7. Do you miss the era of CD sales OR do you prefer the new wave of music streaming? Explain…

No, in fact..our songs are still being shipped out on CD. “Hardcore Hammer dubble CD” is an example and around May there will be another physical album with our tracks.

We are also very active on Spotify, the counter now stands at more than 330,000 streams worldwide. We are talking about more than 127 countries. Top 5 where we are most often streamed are:

1. Germany

2. Netherlands

3. USA

4. France

5. UK

8. Between creating in the studio OR performing live on stage, which is your most enjoyable one and why?

Working in the studio is nice to be creative and has its own vibe. But our favorite is really performing live in front hundreds of people gives us the most adrenaline. So we don’t have a preference, the combination makes it perfect.

9. During your entire journey through the music business, what would you consider your Worst experience?

When we pushed the wrong Cue button live on stage.

10. What would you consider your most successful or proudest moment in your music career, so far?

We have released a physical CD and 1 more is on the way. On Beatport we regularly feature as the best hardcore of the month. In 2 years we have gained more than 11K followers on instagram and 4K on Facebook. Now that we’re also doing Gigs we’ve been on “Toxic Sickness” radio in the UK and several gigs are planned in the Netherlands and internationally

11. If any, what discourages you the Most about music industry these days?

Dishonest people, but also arrogance. In addition, we notice that a lot of thought is given to limitations. While music should be groundbreaking.

12. What inspires you the Most about the music industry these days?

The creative part..with today’s techniques, social media and algorithms you can do almost everything yourself. Something we love to do. Creative with music, creative with video and creative with promoting.

13. If you wasn’t in the music business or industry, what do you think you would be doing with your life instead?

What we are doing now. Daniel and I both work in the HR field. Running into business strategically and tactically is something we both love. We also use this in our music to get things going

14. In your own opinion, What is the current music scene like in your local area?

Hardcore has been huge in the Netherlands since the 90s. Every weekend there are parties or festivals. That is why we also want to bring out the Dutch influence internationally

15. What is your latest release and where fans can find it?

Our latest release is INFERNO with Darko. Tracks was named the best hardcore track for March on Beatport and has been streamed over 17,000 and placed in 300 playlists within 3 weeks. But we also have high expectations for our upcoming track “Fredy Burns”. You can find our music on all platforms, but our favorites are: Spotify and Hardtunes.

16. What is on your agenda or what can fans expect to see from you in 2022?

Timeline is for April a new track called “Freddy Burns”. We are finishing two tracks with Guerrilla Warfare (from Australia) called: Army of Death with Brutaal and State of Mind. A collab is in the works with Jonny Seven, G.M.F, 2th collab with Darko and Death Punch. We also working on a fusion between hardcore and Dutch HipHop with a new MC.

July 29th we have a GIG in Utrecht, Bassment and some several more t.b.a.

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