Promo

Promo

Real Name:
Sebastian Hoff
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Sebastian Hoff, also known as Promo, was born on April 12 1976 and started DJ-ing in 1992. Because he didn’t have a resident club, he organized his own events in local clubs. Because of this, he came in contact with well-known names in the hardcore scene.
At the age of 19, Sebastian produced his first track under the alias Section-8 together with The Prophet that became a hit thanks to the release on Thunderdome IX - The Revenge Of The Mummy. His success continued when he produced a remix of the song “Don't Speak”, which he called “Shut Up!” that was released on the same record (Shut Up! / Born Whappie!) as Buzz FuzzBuzz Fuzz's remix of “Born Slippy” (Born Slippy) “Born Whappie!”
Although it was a success, he didn’t like the style. The ‘hardcore sound’ of the mid-90’s was to happy, and he missed the strong, and raw sound, which was (in his opinion) the true way hardcore should sound. In 1996 Sebastian, already known as the famous DJ Promo, was contracted by ID&T. Under the ID&T label Sebastian produced over 80 tracks, but his strong, and more raw sound was loved by the hardcore-fans.
In 2000, he decided to leave ID&T so he can do what he want, experiment with the sound of hardcore until he found what he wanted. Without the limits of the record-company. Together with his colleagues of ID&T DJ X-Ess and Catscan the The Third Movement label was born. This was a step forward into the direction he wanted to go. His first releases on his own new label look like statements against ID&T. Running Against The Rules and My Recipe For Disaster even features a spoken message called “Move Forward”. Because of DJ X-Ess and Catscan left The Third Movement 2004 to start there own label, Promo was the man-in-charge of The Third Movement. On the The Third Movement he succeeded in what he wanted, creating his own style and sound, and giving new names the same opportunity. Artist like D-Passion, Peaky Pounder, Tommy Pulse and an other old colleague Dana were given the opportunity to develop there own style. Sebastian’s style is still changing and it will stay changing for a long time.
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Promo Discography Tracks

Albums

Promo Last Men Standing (Album) The Third Movement, The Third Movement Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Promo Never Compromise (Album) The Third Movement Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Promo The Revolutionist (Album) The Third Movement, The Third Movement Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
Promo Quality Control (Album) The Third Movement Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
TN1012CD, 274039-3 Promo Stijlloos(CD, Album) TopNotch, Universal Music TN1012CD, 274039-3 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Promo True Tones (Album) Cloud 9 Dance, The Third Movement Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
T3RDM 0194D Promo True Tones Sampler(14xFile, MP3, Smplr, 320) The Third Movement T3RDM 0194D Netherlands 2012
Promo Analog Mind In A D1g1tal World (Album) The Third Movement Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
none Promo Nostalgia Part II(18xFile, MP3, Album, 320) The Third Movement none Netherlands 2015
none Promo Nostalgia Part I(18xFile, MP3, Album, 320) The Third Movement none Netherlands 2015
Promo Authentic (Album) The Third Movement, The Third Movement Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ Promo* It Runs Deep E.P. (EP) Hellsound Records, Hellsound Records Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
The Judges Featuring DJ Promo* The Judges Featuring DJ Promo* - I Am The Law E.P. (EP) Waxweazle, Waxweazle Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
BPM 005, ID&TNL008405 The Hardcore Brothers* feat. D.J. Promo* The Hardcore Brothers* feat. D.J. Promo* - Back Thru Da Past E.P.(12", Promo, W/Lbl) 160 BPM Speedlimit, ID&T BPM 005, ID&TNL008405 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Promo* The Killing Fields E.P. (EP) Dead Fly Cuts Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
BH 202 DJ Promo* / Without A Doubt DJ Promo* / Without A Doubt - Shut Up! / Don't Speak (Original Hardcore Remixes)(CD, Single) Brainless Hardcore BH 202 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Waxweazle vs. DJ Promo* DJ Waxweazle vs. DJ Promo* - Fixxxed Waxweazle Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Promo* Feat. Brian Acardy DJ Promo* Feat. Brian Acardy - Cold As Stone ID&T Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
D.J. Promo* Not 4 Sale E.P. (EP) Bzrk Records Black Label Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Promo X-Termination (EP) Waxweazle Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
XXX1006 Promo Shut Up! / Born Whappie!(12") XXX Rated XXX1006 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
BBL 007 Promo Can't Hold Me Down(10", Promo) Bzrk Records Black Label BBL 007 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
BBL 007 DJ Promo* Burning 4 U(12", Ltd, Promo) Bzrk Records Black Label BBL 007 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Promo Metal Warfare ID&T Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
DJ Promo* Feat. Brian Acardy DJ Promo* Feat. Brian Acardy - Beat Ya Brain ID&T Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version

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whichwaynow...

whichwaynow...

April 24, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Interview from 2013 with the man himself. Very open and honest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvtp9cZ40hU
JohnnyXL

JohnnyXL

March 19, 2008
DJ Promo is the single person who has kept hardcore evolving for the last ten years. In the beginning he was known to be a bit of a pain in the ass, because he always came up for his oppinion about other hardcore producers. He soon made all his collegues silent with unbelievable good tracks like "Can't Hold Me Down". This earned him his own label at ID&T Recors where he kept on going with hits like "Dancefloor Hardcore".
Not too many people are aware that Sebastian is also the man behind Brian Acardy ("Let Da Bass Boom") and Hardcore Brothers ("My Shit Is Raw").
When ID&T decided to drop a lot of it's hardcore labels Sebastian founded The Third Movement with DJ X-Ess, or Martijn Mobron. Today, TTM is possibly the most important hardcore record company in business! Again, Sebastian produced floorkilling tracks like "Life From The Other Side".
Together with DJ Paul he made an outstanding 12" with the fantastic "Enemies 4 Life" track on Paul's Offensive Label.
To sum everything up: DJ Promo is the most important hardcore producer of the 21st century so far!

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