DJ Oliver Twizt
Born in Bilthoven and raised in Utrecht, Oliver Twizt aka Joël Rene was hooked on music on a very young age.
Music played a big role in the family and it was his uncle, a music teacher, who introduced him to his first music software. Oliver started out making Hip Hop, R&B, Uk Garage, mash ups & bootlegs and slowly fell in love with house music.
His producing skills gained great growth in time and he developed a kind of dance-floor booming formula. In this period he met Edin Ibrahimovic and together they formed Skitzofrenix. Although he was quite invisible for the outside world, he was the founder and producer of the duo and responsible for tracks like Damn it, Turn da f*cking beat up, Wake up call, Bring the noise, Erick E’s “Beat is rocking” remix, Gregor Salto’s “Curtir” Remix etc. After this advantageous collaboration, his decision was made and the solo artist Oliver Twizt was born!
Since he produces and spins by the name Oliver Twizt, his new sound is appreciated both nationally as well as internationally. Joël continued where he left with Skitzofrenix and proved that his new sound comprises a new dimension. Oliver Twizt‘s first release “DO THE MONKEY” ft. MC ROGA (on Spinnin’ Records NL), scored big time (reached 4th position in the DMC Buzzchart only in his pre-release phase ) and is licensed in countries like Germany (Tiger Records), Spain (Electric Spain) and Italy (Cinnamon Flava). The massive hit is supported by Fedde le Grand, Roger Sanchez, Tiësto, Carl Cox, Axwell and Judge Jules to name but a few!
As a DJ Oliver plays a combination of deep-house, minimal, Chicago-, Detroit- and tech-house. One thing that’s very important in his choice of records; the fact that they must be Underground! That’s why he plays a lot of own productions, but also artist like Lucio Aquilina, Worthy, Joseph Capriati, Claude von stroke, Massi Dl, Johnny D etc.
In 2008 we can expect a lot from this young lad, besides loads of new tracks, Oliver Twizt will start his own label; Dark Knight Recordings, which will be a sub label from Gregor Salto’s G-rex Music. The label will be the home base for all minimal, deephouse, techhouse, techno and experimental producers who are down with the OT sound. Hard working Oliver wants to show that his productions will gain international respect and that’s his main goal this year! OT is determined to give a TWIZT to the dance music industry! Keep an eye on this youngster!