Seriously, I hear you ask, who the hell is Raider? Is he digestible, water-soluble, energy-giving? Born in 1979, way before Chernobyl, he’s not immune to the music virus which eats him away! He’s got a fiery, hyperactive, voluntaristic nature. In order to channel this tireless energy, his father offers him, on his 14th birthday, his first Technics turntables. Here’s what it takes to become one of Tournai’s youngest DJ’s and perform in various parties from 1994 to 2000.From then, things are set in motion: Raider, the red haired DJ, now living in Mons, purchase his first groove machine in 2004. His creativity shapes up, he composes his first tracks and performs at a party at the Waux-Hall in Mons.During the next years, while gathering more powerful gear and crafting more elaborate tracks, Raider performs at events (TransNumériques 2008, Riffs ‘n’ Bips 2009, Elektrorgasm parties) and bars in Mons and Brussels (Le Pavillon Noir, L’Arcobaleno, Le Bateau Ivre, 123, Rue Royale).A fruitful collaboration with the band T he Fouck Brothers from Brussels makes his music evolve. Last September, a new challenge comes up : a 2 tracks digital release on the label Konectik Digital, “I’ll Make your Ears Bleed, Part I”, including words written and performed by Raoul Duke. T his opus reflects Raider’s powerful, sharp style. The second part then comes up in December, and will be followed by 3 more, planned for late 2012 / early 2013.You’d better get ready: Raider is gonna make you bleed! But not in a bad, weakening way. He’s just gonna clean all the “bad blood” clogging up the pipes of your ears and brain. T hat’s the point of his music: the power of his rhythms, melodies and atmospheres will help you let off steam, clear your mind, will rouse your curiosity, in other words: will make you feel better.Raider is currently seeking gigs in Belgium and abroad.