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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Remix

Enzyme 25 Conrad Hoyer - 5 Years Of Enzyme Records album art Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Nosferatu & Endymion Victorious (Mangled By Ruffneck & Ophidian) (as C. Hoyer) Ruffneck* & Ophidian / Nosferatu & Endymion - 5 Years Of Enzyme Records Enzyme Records Enzyme 25 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
CDE 2011 Conrad Hoyer - Three album art Endymion Anger (Ophidian Remix) (as C. Hoyer) Endymion - Three(2xCD, Album) Enzyme Records CDE 2011 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
BYMD053, BYMCD053 Conrad Hoyer - Between The Candle And The Star album art Ophidian Life From The Other Side (Ophidian Remix) (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
ENZYME 046 Conrad Hoyer - The Grand Design album art Lunatic & Miss Hysteria Lunatic & Miss Hysteria - The Grand Design Enzyme Records ENZYME 046 Netherlands 2013

Instruments & Performance

EnzymeX 7891011 Conrad Hoyer - Blackbox album art Ophidian Ophidian - Blackbox (Album) Enzyme Records, Enzyme Records EnzymeX 7891011 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
873975-2 Conrad Hoyer - Nimm Mich Mit album art Vivian Lindt Vivian Lindt - Nimm Mich Mit(CD, Album) Palm Records 873975-2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

G 58-5 Conrad Hoyer - Technological Era E.P. album art Trypticon Mixmasta (as C. Hoyer) and 2 more… Trypticon - Technological Era E.P.(12", EP) Gangsta Audiovisuals G 58-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
SIN 13-5 Conrad Hoyer - The Supreme Intelligence Limited Darkcore Symposium album art 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
SIN 7 Conrad Hoyer - The Origin Of Core - Supreme Intelligence Edition album art 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 Conrad Hoyer - Abducted Soul album art Trypticon Trypticon - Abducted Soul(12") Gangsta Audiovisuals G 60-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
G 57-2 Conrad Hoyer - The Origin Of Core - Datafile I album art 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
G 61 Conrad Hoyer - The Origin Of Core - Gangsta Audiovisuals Edition album art Various Tryp To The Sub (as C.Hoyer) and 1 more… Various - The Origin Of Core - Gangsta Audiovisuals Edition (Comp) Gangsta Audiovisuals G 61 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
TRAX CD22 Conrad Hoyer - Always Hardcore Vol. 9 Presents Hardcore Nation album art 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
ENZYME 03 Conrad Hoyer - Rhythmic Philosophy album art Ophidian Ophidian - Rhythmic Philosophy Enzyme Records ENZYME 03 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
SIN 15 Conrad Hoyer - Absolute Evil / Black album art Ophidian Ophidian - Absolute Evil / Black(12") Supreme Intelligence SIN 15 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
JUMP 05 CD, JUMP 005 CD Conrad Hoyer - Jump! 5 - Hardcore Muthafu**er album art 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 Conrad Hoyer - Megarave 2001 album art Various Absolute Evil (as C. Hoyer) Various - Megarave 2001(2xCD, Comp) Megarave Records, Megarave Records MR 026, MR026 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
7004742 Conrad Hoyer - Thunderdome album art Various Black (as Hoyer) Various - Thunderdome(2xCD, Comp) ID&T 7004742 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
0132552ERE Conrad Hoyer - Resident E - The Best In Hardcore, Gabber & Rave! - Episode 5 album art 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 Conrad Hoyer - The Origin Of Core - Part VI album art 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 Conrad Hoyer - The Origin Of Core - Mix Edition album art Endymion Dark Comes Rising (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 Conrad Hoyer - Hardcore For Life Part 3 album art 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 Conrad Hoyer - Masters Of Hardcore ChapterIX - Thebeatingheartoftheunderground album art Various The Dark (as C. Hoyer) Various - Masters Of Hardcore ChapterIX - Thebeatingheartoftheunderground(2xCD, Comp) Masters Of Hardcore MOHCD2009 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
7005612 Conrad Hoyer - Hardcore Resurrection album art Various Traces Of Insanity (as C. Hoyer) Various - Hardcore Resurrection (Comp) ID&T, ID&T 7005612 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
ENZYME 06 Conrad Hoyer - Future Prophets album art Various Frightning Phobia (as C. Hoyer) Various - Future Prophets Enzyme Records ENZYME 06 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version