Ophidian

Real Name:
Conrad Hoyer
Profile:
Conrad Hoyer started developing his producer skills when he was just 13 years old (1993). At the age of 16 he was the youngest artist signed by DJ Ruffneck on his labels Gangsta Audiovisuals and Supreme Intelligence. He released under various names, but the big success had not come yet. Dj Ruffneck urged him to develop himself as an artist to prepare him for the big music bizz. So he enrolled at HKU Music Technology in Utrecht.

In 2001 Conrad signed a new contract at Enzyme Records, after Ruffneck wanted to go in a new direction musicwise and killed off the previous labels. This is where he created the Blackbox release as part of the Enzyme X label (also as cd release on Enzyme Records) which got great response in the underground scene. It was not until 2004 when Butterfly VIP hit the stores when his big breakthrough came to be. Recognised at big parties like Masters of Hardcore and Thunderdome. From this day on Ophidian became a name to be reckoned with. By combining the hard and raw with beautiful melody lines, he has had a huge influence on the hardcore scene of today.

In summer 2005, Ophidian founded the label Meta4, in collaboration with DJ Ruffneck and Cardiac Music BV. Since 2008 he manages it independently.

In 2019 Ophidian explained on Facebook that he left Enzyme Records, and will release his music as a free agent, for the time being. Shortly after, his release on Heresy was released, which will be followed by a release on PRSPCT (as Meander).
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Albums

CDE 2004, ENZYME CDE 2004 Ophidian - Blackbox album art Ophidian Blackbox (Album) Enzyme Records, Enzyme Records CDE 2004, ENZYME CDE 2004 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
CDE 2007 Ophidian - Betrayed By Daylight album art Ophidian Betrayed By Daylight(2xCD, Album) Enzyme Records CDE 2007 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
META4.i Ophidian - To Sing Of Desecration album art Ophidian as Raziel* To Sing Of Desecration (Album) Meta4 META4.i Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
BYMD053, BYMCD053 Ophidian - Between The Candle And The Star album art Ophidian Between The Candle And The Star (Album) Be Yourself Music, Be Yourself Music BYMD053, BYMCD053 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
TDMCD202101 Ophidian - Call Of The Void album art Ophidian Call Of The Void (Album) Thunderdome Music TDMCD202101 Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ENZYME 03 Ophidian - Rhythmic Philosophy album art Ophidian Rhythmic Philosophy Enzyme Records ENZYME 03 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
SIN 15 Ophidian - Absolute Evil / Black album art Ophidian Absolute Evil / Black Supreme Intelligence SIN 15 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
ENZYME K7 02 Ophidian - Punishment Beyond Death / Psychiatric Ass album art D'Spyre & Knightvision / Nosferatu & Ophidian D'Spyre & Knightvision / Nosferatu & Ophidian - Punishment Beyond Death / Psychiatric Ass Enzyme K7 ENZYME K7 02 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
72-118 Ophidian - The Harder They Come album art Weapon X / Ophidian Weapon X / Ophidian - The Harder They Come(12") Hardcore Come Back 72-118 Spain 2003 Sell This Version
ENZYME 18X Ophidian - A Place Called Yesterday (Betrayed By Daylight Part -1) album art Ophidian A Place Called Yesterday (Betrayed By Daylight Part -1) Enzyme Records ENZYME 18X Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
EXV 02 Ophidian - Butterfly V.I.P. / Hammerhead V.I.P. album art Ophidian Butterfly V.I.P. / Hammerhead V.I.P. Enzyme VIP EXV 02 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Proto 002 Ophidian - Protocast #02 album art Ancronix / Ophidian Ancronix / Ophidian - Protocast #02 Protocast Proto 002 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Meta4 D Ophidian - La Chronique Du Chat Et Du Chien album art Tieum & Ophidian Tieum & Ophidian - La Chronique Du Chat Et Du Chien Meta4, Meta4 Meta4 D Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
BIONIC 11 Ophidian - Phataa Diin God E.P. album art Ophidian & Tapage Ophidian & Tapage - Phataa Diin God E.P. (EP) Bionic Recordings BIONIC 11 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
ENZYME 18Y Ophidian - Today Never Happened album art Ophidian Today Never Happened Enzyme Records ENZYME 18Y Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
ENZYME 18Z Ophidian - Tomorrow Is A Promise album art Ophidian Tomorrow Is A Promise Enzyme Records ENZYME 18Z Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Enzyme 25 Ophidian - 5 Years Of Enzyme Records album art Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Nosferatu & Endymion Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Nosferatu & Endymion - 5 Years Of Enzyme Records Enzyme Records Enzyme 25 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
Enzyme K7-7 Ophidian - Fall Of Technarchy / Kaos Communication album art Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Sei2ure Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Sei2ure - Fall Of Technarchy / Kaos Communication Enzyme K7 Enzyme K7-7 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
ISR 064 Ophidian - Nothing I Can't Handle album art Tieum & Ophidian Tieum & Ophidian - Nothing I Can't Handle Industrial Strength Records ISR 064 US 2006 Sell This Version
ENZYME 27 Ophidian - Introspective Over-Analysis album art Ophidian & Ruffneck* Ophidian & Ruffneck* - Introspective Over-Analysis Enzyme Records, Enzyme Records ENZYME 27 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
MAD 010 Ophidian - The Financial Times album art Ophidian & Tapage Ophidian & Tapage - The Financial Times Madhouse Recordings MAD 010 Spain 2009 Sell This Version
EM4V 09 Ophidian - Noisemaker VIP album art Ophidian And Ruffneck* Ophidian And Ruffneck* - Noisemaker VIP Enzyme VIP EM4V 09 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
ROT110 Ophidian - Lost In The Forest album art Ophidian Lost In The Forest Rotterdam Records ROT110 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Enzyme X 31, ENZYME X 031 Ophidian - Abandon / End The Earth album art Ophidian Abandon / End The Earth Enzyme X, Enzyme X Enzyme X 31, ENZYME X 031 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
A8016 Ophidian - Distorted Information album art Tieum & Ophidian Tieum & Ophidian - Distorted Information Altern-Hate A8016 France 2010 Sell This Version

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SLAWEK.PL

SLAWEK.PL

June 23, 2016
This guy is truly amazing. Conrad Hoyer is real artist who make really interesting and high quality blend of hardcore,industrial,experimental & hardtechno music
tecxx

tecxx

October 8, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
Ophidian is truly a master. His productions are top: interesting, addictive, intelligent hardcore as well as lots of experimental music. But he doesn't limit himself to only one area of electronic music which can clearly be seen on his current releases. By producing quality hardtechno on the protocast label he'll be a recognized name in the techno scene very soon for sure.

If you like hard stuff, do yourself a favour and give it a listen - you won't regret it.
Jayfive

Jayfive

August 24, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
Conrad Hoyer is in no uncertain terms a genius. He can make thunderous distorted techno to melodic party gabber to thoughtful beatless pieces without anything sounding lazy or contrived. He can throw in a uplifting piano section (a piano for crying out loud!) into a track like 'Butterfly' or Angel without it coming across as cheesy. He can combine subtlety with stonking great kick drums which pick you up by the lapels and throw you around the room

But despite all the musicality and high concepts of his release, there none of the po-faced chin-stroking pretentiousness that infect most techno producers. I saw him DJ at a club in Scotland where he finished a set of Enzyme/Gangsta/Supreme Intelligence/Ruffneck tracks by playing 'Jiieehaa' by Diss Reaction, at which point he jumped off the decks and came to have a dance with the punters.

Everyone with the most passing interest in hardcore or gabber should feel grateful and humble for the music Ophidian makes.

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