Witjes, A-lusion, has grown to be one of the most valued artists in the
hard dance scene over the past decade. The typical "A-lusion" hardstyle
sound has reached many hardstyle fans around the world. He started his
professional career in 2003 and has performed in many clubs and at the
most prestigious events around the world.
How it all began
in Elst, Holland (on August 11th, 1983), Onne indulged his passion for
music at a young age. After a few years of taking piano lessons, he
bought his first turntable and keyboard at the age of 14.
started his musical career back in 1997, experimenting and producing
with tracker-based software (FastTracker II). As "OnneW" he became
popular in the so-called "tracker scene" on the Internet and won several
awards with his music.
In 2003, A-lusion was discovered by
Scantraxx Recordz and was one of the first new and young producers to be
signed by the record label. Ever since the first A-lusion release, his
sound has been unique, creative and inspiring to other producers.
Slowly, A-lusion was given the opportunity to play his own tracks at
events, which eventually led to his successful DJ career.
today, A-lusion has never made the decision to launch his own label.
Therefore he has released his music on various labels such as: Scantraxx
Recordz, Blutonium Records, Activa Records, DJS Records, Fusion Records
and Italian Hardstyle.
A-lusion is responsible for many floorfiller
hits, played by all know hardstyle DJs. Track like “Perfect it”,
“Drummer Beat”, “Between Worlds”, “Veritas”, “Atlantis”, “Visual
Perception” and "Don't Wanna Know" are considered to be some of the most
popular tracks within the hard dance scene. His track "Perfect It" even
made it into the official Dutch Dance Charts Top 20 back when it was
released in 2006.
A-lusion has collaborated with artists like Brennan
Heart, Luna, Scope DJ, Zatox & MC Villain. Besides this A-lusion
has made remixes for Zany, Brooklyn Bounce and many others.
first release in 2003, his music has been sold on 30 different vinyl
releases and 200 compilations. With over 75 different tracks, it's clear
A-lusion has made a huge contribution to the hardstyle sound as it is
DJ career highlights & memorable gigs
His first highlight was playing in a sold-out Heineken Music Hall (Amsterdam) in 2004 at the age of 20.
In 2007-2008 he was the resident DJ of the successful Scantraxx World Artist Tour (SWAT). During this tour, the Scantraxx recordz artists toured around the world every week with A-lusion present as resident DJ.
playing in his home country, Holland, the Dutch DJ also played in
Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Spain,
Ireland, Scotland, England, Switzerland, Austria and Australia.
performed at the most prestigious and biggest events over the years
such as DefQon.1, Q-base, InQontrol, Reverze, Hardbass and X-Qlusive. A
massive highlight is performing in front of a 30.000 strong crowd during
Qlimax 2009 at the Gelredome in Arnhem (Holland).
Second Identity & other projects
end of 2009, A-lusion launched a new project together with Scope DJ
known as "Second Identity". With a débute live performance at "HardBass
2010" in front of 20.000 people, their "Second Identity" was born. This
successful project led to his first official artist album called:
A-lusion & Scope DJ present: Second Identity. The success of the
album, secured them bookings in many clubs and countries around the
Around mid 2011, A-lusion and Scope DJ decided to focus on
their solo careers again and keep their "Second Identity" alias
exclusive for special album performances around the world.
A-lusion has also produced as D-vided, Sylenth, Quantum Force and Digital Delusion.
Scantraxx Radioshow / Podcast
the summer of 2010, his own radio show in collaboration with Scantraxx
Recordz was launched. Each month, tens of thousands hardstyle lovers
listen to the podcast on various radio stations. The podcast edition of
the radio show often hits the iTunes Podcast charts. In his radio show,
A-lusion presents the latest Scantraxx releases and gives other
Scantraxx artists the opportunity to promote their music by doing an
exclusive hour-long guestmix.
Out in The Open
2012 A-lusion launches a new solo album series called: "Out in The
Open". With this digital album series he presents his inspirational new
tracks every six months.
Music, in whatever genre imaginable, is
always made to entertain and guide us on our path of life. Whether it's
pop, rock or hard dance music, it's purpose is the same. A-lusion will
share his vision of hard dance by breaking boundries and blending
different styles together in his unique hard dance sound. So basically
any real world or synthesized sound can be expected in the album series.
New and Social Media
an Internet enthusiast, A-lusion is always pioneering new (social)
media. His YouTube channel has over 12.000 subscribers and 500.000
views. His "Second Identity" album is available as iPhone App. In 2010
A-lusion made a special video series called: "On Tour with A-lusion" in
which exclusive back and onstage footage of his gigs was shown to the