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 succes had not come jet. 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 untill 2004 when Butterfly VIP hit the stores when his big breaktrough came to be. Recongnised 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 beautifull melody lines, he has had a huge infuence 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.
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Ophidian Discography Tracks

Albums

Ophidian - Blackbox album art Ophidian Blackbox (Album) Enzyme Records, Enzyme Records 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
Ophidian - To Sing Of Desecration album art Ophidian as Raziel* To Sing Of Desecration (Album) Meta4 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Between The Candle And The Star album art Ophidian Between The Candle And The Star (Album) Be Yourself Music, Be Yourself Music Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ophidian - Rhythmic Philosophy album art Ophidian Rhythmic Philosophy Enzyme Records Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Absolute Evil / Black album art Ophidian Absolute Evil / Black Supreme Intelligence Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
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 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
Ophidian - Butterfly V.I.P. / Hammerhead V.I.P. album art Ophidian Butterfly V.I.P. / Hammerhead V.I.P. Enzyme VIP Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Ophidian - A Place Called Yesterday album art Ophidian A Place Called Yesterday Enzyme Records Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Protocast #02 album art Ancronix / Ophidian Ancronix / Ophidian - Protocast #02 Protocast Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Tomorrow Is A Promise album art Ophidian Tomorrow Is A Promise Enzyme Records Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Ophidian - La Chronique Du Chat Et Du Chien album art Tieum & Ophidian Tieum & Ophidian - La Chronique Du Chat Et Du Chien Meta4 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Today Never Happened album art Ophidian Today Never Happened Enzyme Records Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Phataa Diin God E.P. album art Ophidian & Tapage Ophidian & Tapage - Phataa Diin God E.P. (EP) Bionic Recordings Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Ophidian - 5 Years Of Enzyme Records album art Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Nosferatu & Endymion Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Nosferatu & Endymion - 5 Years Of Enzyme Records Enzyme Records Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Fall Of Technarchy / Kaos Communication album art Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Sei2ure Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Sei2ure - Fall Of Technarchy / Kaos Communication Enzyme K7 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Nothing I Can't Handle album art Tieum & Ophidian Tieum & Ophidian - Nothing I Can't Handle Industrial Strength Records US 2006 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Introspective Over-Analysis album art Ophidian & Ruffneck* Ophidian & Ruffneck* - Introspective Over-Analysis Enzyme Records, Enzyme Records Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Noisemaker VIP album art Ophidian And Ruffneck* Ophidian And Ruffneck* - Noisemaker VIP Enzyme VIP Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
Ophidian - The Financial Times album art Ophidian & Tapage Ophidian & Tapage - The Financial Times Madhouse Recordings Spain 2009 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Abandon / End The Earth album art Ophidian Abandon / End The Earth Enzyme X, Enzyme X Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Distorted Information album art Tieum & Ophidian Tieum & Ophidian - Distorted Information Altern-Hate France 2010 Sell This Version
Ophidian - Lost In The Forest album art Ophidian Lost In The Forest Rotterdam Records Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Ophidian - The Disputed Kings Of Industrial album art The Outside Agency & Ophidian The Outside Agency & Ophidian - The Disputed Kings Of Industrial Genosha Recordings Netherlands 2012 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 12 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 13 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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