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Van Rijen Ruud

Van Rijen (Ruud)   (Netherlands)

EuroDance producer
Added : 20/11/2001
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Slave To The Music
Play The Game
92 1993

Latest Ruud Van Rijen news

25/02/2016 : Twenty 4 Seven producer Ruud van Rijen published a bootleg remix of Haddaway's classic What Is Love.

04/06/2014 : Ruud Van Rijen did a special 2k14 remix for Red 5's classic I love you stop!. It will be out on July.

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Featurings and collaborations

Slave To The Music Twenty 4 Seven - Slave To The Music 13th Aug 1993  

Productions, co-production, executive production

I Can't Stand It Twenty 4 Seven - I Can't Stand It Sep 1989  
Are You Dreaming Twenty 4 Seven - Are You Dreaming Dec 1989  
Let's Move MC Fixx it - Let's Move 1990  
It Could Have Been You Twenty 4 Seven - It Could Have Been You 11th Sep 1992  
Play The Game RVR - Play The Game 1993  
Slave To The Music Twenty 4 Seven - Slave To The Music 13th Aug 1993  
Is It Love Twenty 4 Seven - Is It Love 14th Nov 1993  
Take Me Away Twenty 4 Seven - Take Me Away 28th Feb 1994  
Leave Them Alone Twenty 4 Seven - Leave Them Alone 30th Jun 1994  
Crazy World 2nd Nature - Crazy World 20th Jul 1994  
Oh Baby ! Twenty 4 Seven - Oh Baby ! 15th Oct 1994  
Keep On Tryin' Twenty 4 Seven - Keep On Tryin' 8th May 1995  
Take Me High Zayn - Take Me High 1996  
Set Me On Fire Fixx-it - Set Me On Fire 1996  
We Are The World Twenty 4 Seven - We Are The World 30th Aug 1996  
If You Want My Love Twenty 4 Seven - If You Want My Love 27th Mar 1997  
Friday Night Twenty 4 Seven - Friday Night Aug 1997  
Ne Ne Twenty 4 Seven - Ne Ne Sep 1999  
Like Flames Twenty 4 Seven - Like Flames Sep 2007  

Compositions

I Can't Stand It Twenty 4 Seven - I Can't Stand It Sep 1989  
Oh Baby ! Twenty 4 Seven - Oh Baby ! 15th Oct 1994  
Keep On Tryin' Twenty 4 Seven - Keep On Tryin' 8th May 1995  
Friday Night Twenty 4 Seven - Friday Night Aug 1997  

Songwriting

I Can't Stand It Twenty 4 Seven - I Can't Stand It Sep 1989  
Are You Dreaming Twenty 4 Seven - Are You Dreaming Dec 1989  
It Could Have Been You Twenty 4 Seven - It Could Have Been You 11th Sep 1992  
Slave To The Music Twenty 4 Seven - Slave To The Music 13th Aug 1993  
Is It Love Twenty 4 Seven - Is It Love 14th Nov 1993  
Take Me Away Twenty 4 Seven - Take Me Away 28th Feb 1994  
Leave Them Alone Twenty 4 Seven - Leave Them Alone 30th Jun 1994  
Crazy World 2nd Nature - Crazy World 20th Jul 1994  
Take Me High Zayn - Take Me High 1996  
We Are The World Twenty 4 Seven - We Are The World 30th Aug 1996  
Friday Night Twenty 4 Seven - Friday Night Aug 1997  

Aliases - Records released under other names

Play The Game RVR - Play The Game 1993  

 



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Ruud Van Rijen biography

Producer of Twenty 4 Seven

Ruud was born in Baarle Hertog (Belgium) in January 1964, but only lived there for just one month. His parents decided to move and take the whole family back to Holland where he spent his whole schooltime. As a young kid he used to play with hammers and nails all day, trying to create all sorts of things and funny figures and so his parents weren't surprised when he told them that he wanted to be a carpenter. He was 14 years old then. Later he started studying in that direction and after he took his degree, he started working for several companies as a carpenter and wood-manufacturer. It didn't take him long to realize that this job wouldn't give him the fulfilment he had planned in his life.

It was during work when he heard a 2 hour non-stop mix of dancemusic on the radio. The mix was made by the most popular D.J./mixer at that time, Ben Liebrand. The first thing he did the next day was buying 2 turntables and spending all his sparetime on mixing. Selfconfident as he was, he recorded his mixes on cassette-tapes and offered them to the local clubs... and they loved his mixes ! He kept on developping his mixing-skills and by delivering newspapers, he was able to make small investments in equipement. Not long after this he participated in a mix-contest, for the first time, and amazed himself by winning. After this victory many important mix- and DJ-contests and victories followed (local and national championships). At one of the contests he won, his big idol, Ben Liebrand, was member of the jury. Right after the contest Ben Liebrand walked up to Ruud and told him that he was astonished by Ruud's skills and talent. 'A memorable moment...'

From here on he started working in a more professional way and started DJ-ing in several clubs, making mixes for the most popular radioprogrammes of nationally broadcasting stations. Because of all this work, he got wellknown in the scene and he earned enough money to start a small recording studio. He was always working with records from other people, so he got very curious if he could produce one of his own. So he produced an instrumental track and added a few vocal pieces from other records (samples) to it and his first record was born : Rock This World under the name of Drivin Force. He amazed himself and his friends and family again by pumping this dance-track into the top 10 of the National Dance-charts !

He was convinced that with originally recorded vocals (singing and rapping) his records would be perfect to cross-over to radio and finally to the national play- and salescharts. He created an act called Twenty 4 Seven, produced their first single I Can't Stand It, and before he realized it, all his records even crossed all borders of the world. Ruud decided to start up his own record company. In his first studio in Dommelen (The Netherlands) he made the first Twenty 4 Seven singles and the albums Streetmoves and I Wanna Show You. Then in 1995 he moved to Lommel (Belgium).

He keeps on remixing tracks for other artists, such as 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor (the Twenty 4 Seven Trance Mix and Dub Mix for the single Dreams), MC Fixx-It (Let's Move), and more recently the Klubbheadz, BBE or Gigi d'Agostino. He eventually created his own records company.

Ruud van Rijen productions

2nd Nature - Crazy World (1994)
911 - The 4 Commitments (2000), I Am Better (2000)
Basic Blue - Falling Rain (1998)
Electro 2 - Feel The Drive (2000)
Drivin' Force - Rock This World (1988), Who's The One For Me (1988)
Fantasy 2 - Take Me Far Away (1995)
Jeremy Jackson - You Really Got It Going On (1997)
Loop - Spread Your Wings (2000)
MC Fixx-It - Let's Move (1990), Set Me On Fire (1995)
Pinball - Runaway (1997), This Is My House (1998), Confusion (1998), The Final Countdown (1999)
R&J - Il Veliero (1992)
Ru-D - Everybody Jump (2004)
Ruudman - La Nina (2000), Evalha (2001), Heaven Is A Place On Earth (2002)
RVR - Play The Game (1994)
The Castle - Elvis Has Left The Building (1992)
Twenty 4 Seven
Venice - Another Kiss (1998)
Zayn - Take Me High (1996)

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Ruud Van Rijen biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018



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