The Riel Deal: He is being tipped by Tiësto as “the hottest producer around” and by DJ Magazine as “the next big thing to hit trance”. One of Armin van Buuren’s favourite producers of 2008 and according to Ferry Corsten one of THE new Trance Guys. He won the “best new face” Award at the Trance Awards 2008 @ MOS in London and has spun across the globe on events such as Trance Energy, Gatecrasher and Godskitchen. As Part of the Cream line ups @ Amnesia in Ibiza in 2009 and with a packed agenda “The Riel Deal” is taking over 2009. A few years ago he didn’t own a single piece of studio equipment… Now he’s odds-on favourite to become EDM’s next big breakout and the latest graduate to join trance music’s elite ‘Van Clan’. He is Sied van Riel...
The Riel Inspiration: Aged just 10 years old, Sied’s introduction to dance music came via Acid House. Unknowingly piped through the walls by his neighbours, he was instantly hooked on the anomalous sounds & beats he heard...
The Riel-eases: A long-term dance fan he was, but it wasn’t until early 2006 that Sied produced his first track, ‘Fearless’. Released on Sub Traxx. 2008 he unleashed ‘What You Want’, ‘Minimal Symhony’, ‘Contrasts’ and ‘Rush’ to the world ..with the last one beeing dropped on Tiesto’s “In Search of Sunrise 7. In 2009 he dropped “M.M.E.” as part of “Dedication EP” which was playlisted on daytime National Dutch Radio and created chaos on dancefloors world wide. 2008 proved to be his year and 2009 promisses a lot more !
The search was on for a spiritual label home for Sied’s music, and it didn’t take too long before Dutch super-label Spinnin’ Records signed him.
The Riel-Mixes: Re-imaginings of other producers tracks promptly followed; Armin van Buuren, Blank & Jones, Offer Nissim, Jose Amnesia being amongst them in 2008. As you can see Sied’s been lending the Riel touch to tracks from the worlds finest labels, Armada, Blackhole, Spinnin’ ,Star 69 & Adjusted among them... His remixes are high up the charts world wide and spun by the biggest dj’s on the globe.
The Rielalistic Radio Show: Following numerous radio appearances Sied launched his own radio show, Rielalistic. Transmitted every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month on http://www.ah.fm. It has immediately drawn a loyal listener-ship.
The Riel Musical Philosophy: Sied describes his brand of music as “deep, driving, warm, melodic-fuelled trance” with each track or remix “directly related to my personality, experiences and state of mind”.
The Riel Pronunciation: That’s ‘Seed’ van ‘Real’ trance-spotters and accuracy fans!