Psyko Punkz

Real Name:
Wietse Amersfoort
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In Europe, Psyko Punkz (known individually as Sven Sieperda and Wietse Amersfoort) need no introduction. The duo are among the top ‘Hardstyle’ purveyors across the Atlantic and are increasingly popular worldwide, thanks to their unique and hard-hitting take on the sub-genre of EDM that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. “We’re pretty mainstream with a little raw edge on the top of it,” explains Wietse regarding Psyko Punkz’s explosive sound that has won over countless fans since they first burst onto the scene in 2008. “It’s been pretty crazy, but great,” the producer adds regarding the rise of the duo worldwide. Few could have anticipated what was in store for the Dutch duo when the two first met by chance at a party and discovered that they shared a mutual love and appreciation for electronic music, and more specifically, the Hardstyle genre.

Upon joining forces, the two were quickly signed to the Belgian label, Dirty Workz, and they began performing live DJ sets at some of the largest and most well-known events in the EU, including Tomorrowland (where they will play for the fourth year in a row this summer), Qlimax, Hardbass, Decibel, Defqon.1 (NL and AUS) and Germany’s Nature One.

Truly Hardstyle in sound, image and lifestyle, Psyko Punkz’s reputation for energetic live sets has even won them shows far away from Europe, including stops across the U.S., Australia, Korea and the United Kingdom. “Our performance is always really energetic,” says Wietse, who calls Utrecht home. “Things can get crazy,” the Dutchman laughs regarding the growing and loyal fan base that turns up at live gigs, and outside observers have noticed just how many fans have latched onto the twosome, over the past three years especially. Tracks such as their “Psyko Foundation” and “Bass Boom” have won them an actual army of followers, nicknamed Psyko Soldiers. “Our fans are really dedicated….we have loads of fans with Psyko Punkz tattoos” adds Wietse.

And it’s not just the guys, either, attracted to the melodic yet pounding rhythms that typify a Psyko Punkz track. “Most people with tattoos are girls,” the DJ says, noting that goes against the stereotype of Hardstyle fans skewing male. In 2011 proof started to emerge of the duo’s growing influence, thanks to fans of all genders voting them into the prestigious DJ mag Top 100. They bowed at #78 that year, climbing to #67 in 2012.
This year, expect the duo to rise even higher in the poll, thanks to the respect of fans and peers such as Headhunterz, all of whom have tipped the two as ones to watch. In fact, Psyko Punkz have collaborated with Headhunterz as well as other peers from Holland’s fast-emergent hardstyle scene. The pair worked with Noisecontrollers on tracks such as “Universe” and collaborated with Belgium’s Coone on cuts like “The Words.” So what’s on tap for 2013? For starters, they have released a new video of their new track Love This Life, the next one is in editing as we speaknew as well as an anticipated remix of Rank One’s classic dance track “Such Is Life.” Add to the mix some high profile festival appearances, including a stop at the inaugural edition of ID&T’s American debut via Tomorroworld in Georgia, and it’s safe to say Psyko Punkz’s legend will continue to grow far beyond Benelux this year and well into 2014.
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Albums

Psyko Punkz - Wietse album art Psyko Punkz Wietse (Album) Dirty Workz Belgium 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DWX009 Psyko Punkz - Raise Your Hands album art Psyko Punkz Raise Your Hands(12") Dirty Workz DWX009 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
Psyko Punkz - Overclipping / Uncut album art Psyko Punkz Overclipping / Uncut Dirty Workz Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
Psyko Punkz - Ghostclass / 2 Follow album art Psyko Punkz Ghostclass / 2 Follow Dirty Workz Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
REV-012 Psyko Punkz - Capital Of The Harder Styles (Bassleader 2009 Anthem) album art Psyko Punkz / Fenix (2) Psyko Punkz / Fenix (2) - Capital Of The Harder Styles (Bassleader 2009 Anthem)(12") Zoo Records (4) REV-012 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
Psyko Punkz - Rock Ya Attitude / Digging For Truth album art Psyko Punkz Rock Ya Attitude / Digging For Truth Dirty Workz Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Psyko Punkz - BassBoom EP album art Psyko Punkz BassBoom EP (EP) Dirty Workz Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Psyko Punkz - The Words album art Psyko Punkz & Coone* Psyko Punkz & Coone* - The Words Dirty Workz Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
Psyko Punkz - Dreamer album art Psyko Punkz Dreamer Dirty Workz Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
DWX-118 Psyko Punkz - Stream Of Blood EP album art Psyko Punkz Stream Of Blood EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Dirty Workz DWX-118 Belgium 2012
DWX-093 Psyko Punkz - Psyko Foundation EP album art Psyko Punkz Psyko Foundation EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Dirty Workz DWX-093 Belgium 2012
Psyko Punkz - This Is Your Life album art Psyko Punkz | MC Lyte | Chris Willis Psyko Punkz | MC Lyte | Chris Willis - This Is Your Life (Single) Shadow Mask Music, Bad Manor Netherlands 2014
DWX-316 Psyko Punkz - After MF album art Psyko Punkz After MF(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Dirty Workz DWX-316 Belgium 2016
DWX-421 Psyko Punkz - Play The Drum EP album art Psyko Punkz Play The Drum EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Dirty Workz DWX-421 Belgium 2017
DWX-419 Psyko Punkz - Define God EP album art Psyko Punkz Define God EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Dirty Workz DWX-419 Belgium 2017
DWX-422 Psyko Punkz - Psyko Prince EP album art Psyko Punkz Psyko Prince EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Dirty Workz DWX-422 Belgium 2017
DWX-420 Psyko Punkz - Fuck The Fame EP album art Psyko Punkz Fuck The Fame EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Dirty Workz DWX-420 Belgium 2017

DJ Mixes

542500745904, TOFF-004 Psyko Punkz - Reverze - Creation Of Life album art Q-ic / Psyko Punkz Q-ic / Psyko Punkz - Reverze - Creation Of Life(CD, Mixed) Toff Music, Toff Music 542500745904, TOFF-004 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
CB2S2011003 Psyko Punkz - Decibel 2011 album art Psyko Punkz, Endymion & Ruthless* Psyko Punkz, Endymion & Ruthless* - Decibel 2011(3xCD, Mixed) Cloud 9 Dance, B2S Records CB2S2011003 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
BYMCD026 Psyko Punkz - Qlimax - Fate Or Fortune album art Psyko Punkz Qlimax - Fate Or Fortune(CD, Mixed) Be Yourself Music BYMCD026 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
06025 3712312 4 Psyko Punkz - Hardbass Chapter 24 album art Art Of Punk vs. Illuminatorz* And Coone* vs. Psyko Punkz Art Of Punk vs. Illuminatorz* And Coone* vs. Psyko Punkz - Hardbass Chapter 24(2xCD, Mixed) Polystar (3) 06025 3712312 4 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
5099962175821 Psyko Punkz - Blutonium & Dutch Master Works Present Hardstyle Vol. 25 album art Showtek & Psyko Punkz Showtek & Psyko Punkz - Blutonium & Dutch Master Works Present Hardstyle Vol. 25(2xCD, Mixed) EMI Music Germany 5099962175821 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
TOFF-047 Psyko Punkz - Bassleader 2015 album art Psyko Punkz / Hard Driver / Josh & Wesz / Nosferatu Psyko Punkz / Hard Driver / Josh & Wesz / Nosferatu - Bassleader 2015(4xCD, Mixed) Toff Music TOFF-047 Belgium 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

FUSION 083 Psyko Punkz - Bass Mechanics / Universe album art Noisecontrollers & Psyko Punkz Noisecontrollers & Psyko Punkz - Bass Mechanics / Universe(4xFile, MP3, 320) Fusion Records (5) FUSION 083 Netherlands 2010
DWX-084 Psyko Punkz - Beyond Belief (Reverze Anthem 2012) album art Psyko Punkz Beyond Belief (Reverze Anthem 2012)(File, MP3, 320) Dirty Workz DWX-084 Belgium 2012