Joram Metekohy, (born January 7, 1983) better known by his stage name Wildstylez, is a Dutch hardstyle DJ and record producer. Having previously released hardstyle records under the alias 'Seizure', Joram Metekohy had his first solo release as Wildsylez in 2007 on the Scantraxx sub-label Scantraxx Reloaded. In 2010, Wildstylez in, collaboration with Noisecontrollers, started the record label 'Digital:Age'. After he stopped releasing on 'Digital:Age', and its subsequent collapse, Wildstylez had a string of releases on Q-Dance Records and also released many tracks for free via social media. In 2013, Wildstylez founded his own Hardstyle label, 'Lose Control Music', under the parent label 'Be Yourself Music'. As of 2014, he and Max Enforcer now release their own music through 'Lose Control Music'.
Throughout his career as a Hardstyle artist, Wildstylez has made numerous collaborations with other Hardstyle artists, the most notable of these being the influential Project One, which he formed with Headhunterz in 2008. He has also done collaborations with other artists such as Noisecontrollers, The Prophet, Ran-D, Alpha², Max Enforcer and D-Block & S-te-Fan.
2004 - 2008:
Joram Metekohy first started producing Hardstyle with Ruben Hooyer in 2004 under the alias 'Seizure'. Together they had multiple releases on label's such as Sys-X Records, Blutonium Records, Straighton Recordings and Scantraxx. In 2006 he was introduced to Scantraxx and began working on material with Alpha² that would eventually get a release on the Scantraxx sub label 'Paint it Black' under the name 'Outsiders'. In late 2007, having previously released on Scantraxx as 'Seizure', Joram Metekohy had his first solo release as Wildstylez, 'Life'z A Bitch / Missin', on the Scantraxx sub-label run by Headhunterz, Scantraxx Reloaded.
2008 would prove to be the breakout year for Wildstylez. He had numerous releases on various Scantraxx sub-labels including Silver, Special and Reloaded and also featured on the main label. It also saw his first collaboration with one of the most popular up and coming Hardstyle artists, Scantraxx Reloaded founder Headhunterz. Their First release 'Blame It On the Music / Project 1' in early 2008 proved a success and provided the impetus for the launch of a new project and debut album for the pair, Project One. Finishing in under three months producing an average of one track a week, Headhunterz and Wildstylez completed their 13 track debut album, 'Headhunterz & Wildstylez Present: Project One'. The Album was debuted in early 2008 at the Q-Dance events inQontrol and Defqon.1, and was released shortly after in both CD and Digital formats on July 25, 2008.Project One was extremely well received in the Hardstyle community with tracks such as 'Life Beyond Earth', 'The Art of Creation', 'The Story Unfolds', 'Best of Both Worlds' and 'Fantasy or Reality' all proving to be successes on the dance floor. The Album was a defining influence on the direction Hardstyle would take in the years to come with its emphasis on synth based melodies and heavy use of pitched kicks. A Project One Tour followed along with 6 full length album samplers and 1 remix sampler, all released on Scantraxx Reloaded.
2009 - 2011:
2009 saw Wildstylez move away from Project One and further enhance and refine the Wildstylez sound with many well received solo releases such as 'Muzic or Noize', 'Phantom Beat' and 'Single Sound'. 2009 also saw the release of one of the most popular hardstyle songs to date, Headhunterz & Wildstylez vs. Noisecontrollers - 'Tonight'. In 2013, Tonight was voted 2nd in the Q-dance Harder Styles top 1000. 2010 saw further strong solo releases on a variety of Scantraxx sub labels, including 'A Complex Sitatuation' on Scantraxx Reloaded, the experimental 'Feedback' on Scantraxx Silver, a collaboration with DJ Isaac called 'Lost in Music' released on Scantraxx Special and his first appearance on the newly formed A² records with old collaborators the Alpha² for their track 'Atrocious'. Wildstylez also produced his first Anthem, 'No Time to Waste' for the Q-Dance, Hardstyle Festival Defqon.1. 'No Time to Waste' was accompanied by a Hardcore and Dubstyle Remix on release.
In 2010, Wildstylez left the Scantraxx main label and, together with Noisecontrollers, established a new Hardstyle label called 'Digital:Age'. Having worked together previously on collaborations and remixes of each other's tracks, both Wildstylez and Noisecontrollers felt they needed to leave their parent labels to take their careers to the next level,
Take a good look around you, sit still and make sure you read this message carefully because two famous hard dance acts are about to combine their creativity and redefine the standards in hard dance music! Wildstylez and Noisecontrollers are very proud to announce that it's time to take their careers to a higher level. A collaboration which you only could dream of is ready for lift-off.
Both, Wildstylez and Noisecontrollers will leave their labels for the next step in their careers. They can look back at an amazing time and are thankful that both Scantraxx and Fusion helped them to get where they are. Now it's time to move on.
They are ready to redefine the standards in hard dance music and will make sure that all you hard dance addicts will embrace the 'Digital Age sound'. This label will be a showcase of a constant trip through different kinds of hard dance music. You might even be surprised by sounds which cannot be found in your 'Hard Dance dictionary'.
2011 saw the first two Digital:Age releases from both Wildstylez and Noisecontrollers, titled 'A Different Story' and 'Stardust'. Following this, Wildstylez released four solo tracks on Digital:Age, 'Huh?', 'Back to Basics', 'Lonely' and 'Into the Light'. In 2012 Wildstylez produced both the Dutch and Australian Defqon. 1 anthems. The Dutch Anthem, 'World of Madness', saw him collaborate again with Headhunterz & Noisecontrollers.
2012 - Present:
In 2012 Wildstylez had his final release on Digital:Age and also had releases on labels A² Records, Brennan Heart Music, Q-Dance Records and a collection of self released free tracks via social media. These free releases included the popular 'David Guetta - Wild Ones (Wildstylez Bootleg)'. His 2012 track with singer Niels Geusebroek, 'Year of Summer', brought Wildstylez into the mainstream dance music in the Netherlands, reaching platinum status and also receiving airtime on Dutch daytime radio stations. 2012 also saw the release of the popular dance floor number 'Lose My Mind' a collaboration with Brennan Heart, the video clip being the most viewed on Wildstylez YouTube channel with over 9 million views. At the beginning of 2013, a statement from Scantraxx Manager Rudy Peters confirmed that Wildstylez had indeed left the Scantraxx brand after five years, also implying that Digital:Age had been a Scantraxx affiliated label when formed. In January 2013, Wildstylez had the opportunity to host his own X-Qlusive. Held on the 19th of January at the Heineken Music Hall in the Netherlands, X-Qlusive:Wildstylez was a sold at event and included popular Hardstyle artists and former collaborators Noisecontrollers, Headhunterz and Alpha² on the lineup.
In late 2013, Wildstylez formed his own record label titled 'Lose Control Music'. The Hardstyle label was formed in partnership with 'Be Yourself Music', a dance related record label and management company. Wildstylez continued the trend of artists having connections with 'Be Yourself Music', who had also recently established similar partnerships with popular Hardstyle artists Frontliner and Brennan Heart. In late 2013, Wildstylez had his first release on 'Lose Control Music' with the single 'Lights Go Out'. Hardstyle producer Max Enforcer has since joined 'Lose Control Music', with Wildstylez having one release with him. As of 2014, Wildstylez continues to release on 'Lose Control Music'.
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