Painbringer lives and breathes Gabber and Early Hardcore. In the early 2000s, he rose from local underground raves to bring back the sound and Gabber spirit of the 90s in a fresh new way.

During these years he’s produced tracks and remixes for labels like Fix Party, Mokum Records and his own imprint Painbringer Music.

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Nowadays he curates Rave Instinct. A label 100% dedicated to Early Hardcore and Gabber; releasing tracks from established producers, upcoming talent and himself. Rave Instinct releases digitally and on physical media like vinyl, CD and even cassette.

Painbringer is known for his energetic sets and mixing long forgotten tracks with the new breed of Early Hardcore.

He has played all over Europe on events like Decibel Festival, Hardshock Festival, Pandemonium, Ghosttown, Harmony Of Hardcore, Hellraiser, Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil and many more!