Isaac is at the forefront of harder dance music, a position he now holds for over 20 years. He is always sticking his head out for new revolutions in sound. Roel Schutrups can be considered as one of the founders of hardstyle. This background and his continuing efforts in the studio make him a regular headliner at the world’s biggest dance festivals and events like Electric Daisy Carnival (300,000 visitors), Defqon.1 Festival (40,000 visitors), Qlimax (28,000) and Decibel Outdoor (35,000). Still, Isaac’s own focus has always been an international career, which ultimately brought him everywhere in the world including the US, Colombia, Australia, Japan, Chile, Russia, Canada and South Africa.
As a producer, it is very clear that Isaac has been influenced by many different styles of music, besides harder dance styles. Isaac has been very successful with various trance projects, including Alice Deejay. This particular project reached gold and platinum album sales all over the world, something he would later do again with hardstyle anthems “On the Edge” and “Go Insane.” The latter can be considered as the international breakthrough of this sound, igniting artists worldwide to follow and build a harder dance scene. Other renowned artists quickly found their way to his studio, and Isaac soon remixed tracks for Dash Berlin, Martin Garrix, Showtek and Yellow Claw.
Isaac hosted a resident radio show for over a year at Dutch number-one radio station 538, and currently he is responsible for a monthly show/podcast, Isaac’s Hardstyle Sessions, on Q-dance radio, iTunes, SoundCloud and Youtube. Furthermore, he is responsible for big hits like “DJ, Ease My Mind,” “B*tches,” “In the Air,” and “The Sound of the Underground,” as well as co-productions with D-Block & S-Te-Fan and Wildstylez.
Coming up this year are another world tour, exciting productions, and much more—a bright future for an artist who has created his own world.