Zany debuts in Malaysia brought to you by the hardworking, underrated, Hardstylin' boys at the BAXX XTRA HARD HQ and proudly sponsored by FWD. All the major Hardstyle parties in KL so far was part of their work and it just got bigger!
Raoul van Grinsven, otherwise known as Zany, is the definition of a Hardstyle legend. One of the original pioneers of the style, a member of the notorious Donkey Rollers, and an ever-present force pushing the genre through evolutionary trajectories - Zany was at the start and isn’t going anywhere. As the frontman of Fusion his back catalog of hits is as extensive as it is impressive. Supreme classics like ‘Nothing Else Matters’, ‘Pure’ and ‘Widowmaker’ have been routinely added to with modern hits, such as ‘Execute’ and his most recent track ‘Free For All’ with Ruthless. Furthermore, Zany has two studio albums to his name, the genre defining ‘The Fusion of Sound’, and the more recent ‘Planet Zany’. For well over a decade, Zany has been performing at the top of the scene - he has played at every major Dutch festival multiple times, and at a host of massive international events. Why? Quite simply, a Zany performance is guaranteed to get the party going. A combination of on stage energy, a dj’s eye (or should that be ear?) for progression, and a classy mixing style has always been the foundation of his performing success and little has changed over the years.
Today, Zany is still busy in the studio creating the next Fusion hit, and continues to perform week in week out across the Netherlands and beyond. Never one to be limited by restrictive categorisations, he now seeks to share his love for hardstyle in a more expansive manner. That is, with a freestyle sensibility.
BAXX XTRA HARD is the brainchild of Malaysia’s legendary Hardstyle DJ duo, Bass Agents. Started in 2010, it has since been a monthly affair in Mist Club and then moving on to Zero 11 Club, Esperance and Soju Sunway. Pushing the musical boundaries and offering a harder style alternative to the Malaysian clubbers, the Bass Agents are known for pioneering the Hardstyle sound in South East Asia and BAXX XTRA HARD further solidifies their purpose. It is also a platform for upcoming Hardstyle DJs to showcase their skills and with frequent special appearance by international DJs to satisfy the thirst of the hardcore Hardstyle lovers.