D-Block & S-te-Fan begin the journey to their fourth studio album Enter Your Mind releasing the first song with "Believe".
Diederik Bakker & Stefan den Daas, professionally known as D-Block & S-te-Fan, they begin the journey towards their fourth studio album. The producers have been one of the sensations of the Hardstyle, making appearances at the best events around the world. In 2009 they made the Anthem one of the most prestigious events in Q-dance as Qlimax with Nature Of Our Mind; releasing that same year their debut album Music Made Addiction. Throughout their career they have remained steadfast to a sound design that makes them unique and special in the industry.
D-Block & S-te-Fan released in 2017 with Antidote their second studio album consisting of 12 productions. With an insurmountable production rhythm, providing all their followers with a great repertoire, they also do it with Ghost Stories. This concept by the duo was born when the creative "father" of Defqon.1 and end show he was looking for a track with the vibe of Angels & Demons; but with more "Demon" added. That's why in 2018, the track sounded Ghost Stories at the Endshow of Defqon.1, culminating this musical trilogy also with Twilight Zone; with Meral functioning as the main character in the videos. Without discarding the massive songs under this alias with Evelyn Bakker, they unveil Open Your Mind, Fallen Souls, The enemy, Sweet Dreams & Inside My Head.
Producers have a virtue of making every release an instant hit; finding inspiration in their love and passion for the Hardstyle, something they feel fans notice. Last 2020, they were responsible for creating the anthem Primal energy for Defqon.1. Given the impossibility of holding events, they did not stop shining, also sweeping the Q-dance Hardstyle Top 100.
So far in 2021, D-Block & S-te-Fan they continue to be one of the forces to be reckoned with in the Hard music scene. Releasing with Evelyn the first song of the year for New Year's Day and subsequently Good Times. The repertoire of producers will once again break into the industry due to its expansion, which will be one of the best projects of the year. D-Block & S-te-Fan announce their third studio album that will feature sixteen songs, under the name of enter your mind.
The producers are going to release one of the best projects to be heard in 2021 through Scantraxx. The album enter your mind will 16 episodes, 8 single-tracks & 8 remixes by their favorite artists. Each production will have an episode, where they will show the process of creating each one. One week after each episode, the new song will be released. They will also take a trip back in time to offer memories of the last 15 years of D-Block & S-te-Fan.
The journey their his third studio album, the journey to enter your mind begins with the first episode named Believe. Diederik & Evelyn Bakker, along with their faithful partner Stefan den Daas, show the entire creation process, as well as the explanation of the album, in the introduction. The producers clarified during the episode that they wanted to do something great for the 15 years of D-Block & S-te-Fan, a tour or something special for this celebration, they had in mind. So, after the blow that they, as well as the whole world received with COVID-19, they thought about making a new album.
The greatest influence he has ever had Diederik bakker since he began to dedicate himself to music he was his father. Ferdinand Bakker was a musician and when Diederik heard his father come home he would ask him if he could hear what new he had produced. He was very clear that he wanted to enter the world of music at an early age, which many parents might not understand, however his own did not put any impediment to him.
On the other hand, Stefan den daas He had always had an interest in music and is a fan of Eminem, Evanescence, Within Temptation and various Pop artists. He had a lot of potential to become a DJ, as he learned the necessary skills very quickly.
They also show the family relationship they have Diederik & Evelyn on the way to the studio in the car. When they pick it up, they clarify that they are going to record the Believe and that it will be a totally different song to Ghost Stories. When they were young, Evelyn sang as a hobby and when Diederick asked her if she could record some vocals for him, that's when she began to take being a vocalist seriously. Evelyn began to be a dancer since she was very young and at age 7, her mother introduced her to Jazz Ballet. She didn't really know what he wanted to be after finishing high school and auditioned at Albeda Dance College, and it was quickly accepted; the hobby ended up being a job.
Laughing, she does not know why they asked her to do Ghost Stories to which Diederik later shows him a clip of Believe's vocals from Stefan singing. Laughing, Evelyn says what is she supposed to work with; she had never listened to Stefan sing except one night at karaoke. On the contrary, she clarifies that Diederik has a decent voice. A very good way to show Evelyn what they wanted to achieve. Practically, Evelyn is the one who gives voice to all the tracks they create and had the genius idea of doing a Live Act, which we now know as Ghost Stories. Hardstyle is not one of the favorite genres of Evelyn, but began to feel in love when she entered the study. After seeing the difficulty of even creating a simple kick, she was drawn to the genre and has a lot of respect for it.
Believe quickly opens between melodies along with the vowels of Evelyn, creating first chords for an epic production. Just by listening to the first vibrant beats, you know it will be another hit from the veteran producers. The first drop is the only one they have shown during the preview and the chapter they showed, having as distorted elements before attractive and catchy melodies. Three sound experiences are what they provide throughout the entire track, Evelyn accompanying us throughout the trip. The second part further encourages melodies to get more defined kicks during them. To which finally they surprise again, remodeling the sound design. A four minute experience that includes absolutely everything.
This is but the first of the fifteen remaining songs to be heard from enter your mind. You can listen to the new production of D-Block & S-te Fan, Believe.