Conrad Hoyer

Conrad Hoyer

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Conrad Hoyer
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Using keyboards and cassette recorders Conrad Hoyer started recording his first songs and mixes in 1993, 11 years old at the time. By 1995 hardcore music had become very influential for the Dutch youth and he started using computer software to write hardcore songs. With the artists of the Ruffneck label as main lead he worked on perfecting his technique, specializing in fast, breakbeat-oriented juno-sound hardcore. In 1998 DJ Ruffneck was convinced of Conrad's talent after receiving a 4 track cd-demo, and asked him if he would like to join his labels Gangsta and Supreme Intelligence. And thus at 16 years old Conrad became the youngest artist to join the crew. The period '98-'00 can be seen as a learning period in which Conrad released a few records as Trypticon and a few more tracks as Ophidian, but was still struggling to be consistent and to find an own place within the hardcore scene.

Things changed in 2001. In this year Conrad joined Enzyme Records, started building his own studio and started his studying Music Technology at the Utrecht School of Arts. He decided to drop the Trypticon-project and concentrate on producing as Ophidian, focussing on slower hardcore, with more techno and electronic music influences. Enzyme started a sub-label called Enzyme X on which more experimental hardcore could be released, which came as a blessing because it provided exactly the space that Conrad needed to define himself and his style. From this moment on progression was fast, and he released quite a number of tracks including his first solo-album, Ophidian - Blackbox, in 2003.

In 2004 Conrad finished his study, earning the degree of Bachelor of Music Composition and Production and started his work in the music business, as a producer mixing and mastering, as DJ and live performer, and producing audio for the game industry, but still mainly as artist exploring the more experimental areas of hardcore, techno and electronic music.

In the summer of 2005, Ophidian started his own label called Meta4, in collaboration with DJ Ruffneck and Cardiac Music BV. From 2008 onward he runs it independently.
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Conrad Hoyer Discography Tracks

Remix

Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Nosferatu & Endymion Victorious (Mangled By Ruffneck & Ophidian) (as C. Hoyer) Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Nosferatu & Endymion - 5 Years Of Enzyme Records Enzyme Records Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
CDE 2011 Endymion Anger (Ophidian Remix) (as C. Hoyer) Endymion - Three(2xCD, Album) Enzyme Records CDE 2011 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
Lunatic & Miss Hysteria Lunatic & Miss Hysteria - The Grand Design Enzyme Records Netherlands 2013
BYMD053, BYMCD053 Ophidian Forgotten Moments (Ophidian Remix - Album Version) (as C. Hoyer) and 3 more… Ophidian - Between The Candle And The Star(2xCD, Album) Be Yourself Music, Be Yourself Music BYMD053, BYMCD053 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

CDE 2004, ENZYME CDE 2004 Ophidian Ophidian - Blackbox(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Enzyme Records, Enzyme Records CDE 2004, ENZYME CDE 2004 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
873975-2 Vivian Lindt Vivian Lindt - Nimm Mich Mit(CD, Album) Palm Records 873975-2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

SIN 13-5 Various Dark Comes Risin' (as C. Hoyer) Various - The Supreme Intelligence Limited Darkcore Symposium(12") Supreme Intelligence SIN 13-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
G 58-5 Trypticon Sumtimez (as C. Hoyer) and 2 more… Trypticon - Technological Era E.P.(12", EP) Gangsta Audiovisuals G 58-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
SIN 7 Various Evil Rain (as C.Hoyer) Various - The Origin Of Core - Supreme Intelligence Edition(CD, Comp) Supreme Intelligence SIN 7 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
G 60-5 Trypticon Trypticon - Abducted Soul(12") Gangsta Audiovisuals G 60-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
G 57-2 Various Dark Comes Rising (as C.Hoyer) Various - The Origin Of Core - Datafile I(2xCD, Comp) Gangsta Audiovisuals G 57-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Various Tryp To The Sub (as C.Hoyer) and 1 more… Various - The Origin Of Core - Gangsta Audiovisuals Edition (Comp) Gangsta Audiovisuals Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Ophidian Ophidian - Rhythmic Philosophy Enzyme Records Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
TRAX CD22 The Stunned Guys Absolute Evil (as C. Hoyer) The Stunned Guys - Always Hardcore Vol. 9 Presents Hardcore Nation(2xCD, Comp) Traxtorm Records TRAX CD22 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
SIN 15 Ophidian Ophidian - Absolute Evil / Black(12") Supreme Intelligence SIN 15 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
JUMP 05 CD, JUMP 005 CD Various Black (as C. Hoyer) Various - Jump! 5 - Hardcore Muthafu**er(CD, Comp, Mixed) Hitland, Hitland JUMP 05 CD, JUMP 005 CD Italy 2001 Sell This Version
MR 026, MR026 Various Absolute Evil (as C. Hoyer) Various - Megarave 2001(2xCD, Comp) Megarave Records, Megarave Records MR 026, MR026 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
7004742 Various Black (as Hoyer) Various - Thunderdome(2xCD, Comp) ID&T 7004742 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
0132552ERE Various Absolute Evil (as C. Hoyer) Various - Resident E - The Best In Hardcore, Gabber & Rave! - Episode 5(2xCD, Comp, Copy Prot.) Edel, Acardipane Records 0132552ERE Germany 2001 Sell This Version
CDE 2002, CDE2002 DJ Nosferatu* Order Out Of Chaos (as C. Hoyer) DJ Nosferatu* - The Origin Of Core - Part VI(CD, Comp) Enzyme Records, Enzyme Records CDE 2002, CDE2002 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
MX CDE 2001 Endymion Evil Rain (as C. Hoyer) and 3 more… Endymion - The Origin Of Core - Mix Edition(CD, Mixed) Enzyme Records MX CDE 2001 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
SO-RL 018 CDDP DJ Paul* / Endymion Ghosts (as C. Hoyer) DJ Paul* / Endymion - Hardcore For Life Part 3(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) So-Real Records SO-RL 018 CDDP Italy 2001 Sell This Version
MOHCD2009 Various The Dark (as C. Hoyer) Various - Masters Of Hardcore ChapterIX - Thebeatingheartoftheunderground(2xCD, Comp) Masters Of Hardcore MOHCD2009 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Various Frightning Phobia (as C. Hoyer) Various - Future Prophets Enzyme Records Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
D'Spyre & Knightvision / Nosferatu & Ophidian Psychiatric Ass (as C. Hoyer) D'Spyre & Knightvision / Nosferatu & Ophidian - Punishment Beyond Death / Psychiatric Ass Enzyme K7 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version