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23 Jun 2010
Interview online for Ground Zero
40_gz2010.jpg Last month I was asked to do an interview for the upcoming Ground Zero Festival at July 3rd in Bussloo. The interview has now been put online at the Ground Zero website.

(Dutch version can be found below)

DJ Mental Wreckage will make his debut at Ground Zero this year. This DJ has already been active underground with an innovative sound and with massive sets. After being a visitor at the festival for a couple of years, this fine DJ is looking forward to be behind the decks this time.

What were your first thoughts on the request to perform at Ground Zero Festival?
I have always wanted to perform at Ground Zero, so I’m very happy with this honor! I have been there many times as a visitor and I have always had a good time.

What can people expect from your performance at Ground Zero?
At first I would like to clarify something; on the flyer and the website was announced I would do a live set. This is not correct, it is going to be a DJ-set. Added, you can expect a raw and constructive set with a varation of old, recent and also new material.

The theme of this year is the 5th Epidemic. How can people best survive an epidemic?
Doctor Mentals advice: Eat enough vegetables and fruit, have a good condition and expose yourself to as much fresh air, noise and fellow party people as possible. And do not let minister Klink scare you off :)

Are there other artists you don’t want to miss at Ground Zero?
There are definitely some DJ’s I don’t want to miss; e.g. Rude Awakening, Delta 9, Enzyme X, Manu le Malin, Matt Green, Petrochemical, The Outside Agency... and above all I am excited for The Illuminati; this is their first performance in the Netherlands.

What have you planned for the rest of 2010?
Finally I have got more time to spend on music, so I will definitely make use of it. Furthermore a new Symp.toms CD-compilation will be released with a lot of new material, mixed by The Relic and me. And hopefully more performances!

MENTAL WRECKAGE will be performing on EXILED BEACH.


Dit jaar zal DJ Mental Wreckage zijn debuut maken op Ground Zero. In de underground rommelt het al lang rond deze DJ met zijn vernieuwende sound en opzwepende sets. Na enkele jaren als bezoeker op Ground Zero te hebben rond gelopen, kijkt de beste man er zelf ook naar uit om achter de draaitafels te gaan staan.

Wat was je reactie toen je werd gevraagd om te draaien op Ground Zero?
Het leek me altijd al een keer leuk om op Ground Zero te staan, dus ik ben er blij mee! Als bezoeker ben ik er wel vaker geweest en ik heb me er altijd super vermaakt.

Wat kunnen de mensen verwachten van jouw optreden op Ground Zero?
Allereerst wil ik even een klein misverstand de wereld uithelpen; op de flyer en website stond aangekondigd dat ik een live set zou gaan doen. Dit klopt niet, het wordt een DJ-set. Verder kun je weer een rauwe en opbouwende set verwachten met een afwisseling van oud, recent en ook nieuw materiaal.

Het thema van dit jaar is The 5th Epidemic? Hoe kunnen mensen het best een epidemie overleven?
Dokter Mental's advies: Eet voldoende groente en fruit, zorg voor voldoende beweging en stel jezelf zoveel mogelijk bloot aan buitenlucht, teringherrie en feestende medemensen. En laat je vooral niet door Minister Klink bang maken :)

Zijn er andere artiesten die je zeker wilt zien op Ground Zero?
Er zijn zeker wel wat setjes die ik niet wil missen; o.a. Rude Awakening, Delta 9, Enzyme X, Manu le Malin, Matt Green, Petrochemical, The Outside Agency... en ik ben vooral benieuwd naar The Illuminati; dit is hun eerste optreden in Nederland.

Wat zijn je overige plannen voor 2010?
Ik heb nu eindelijk weer wat meer tijd te besteden aan muziek, dus daar ga ik nu veel gebruik van maken. Verder gaat er na de zomer een nieuwe Symp.toms CD-compilatie uitkomen met veel nieuw materiaal, gemixt door The Relic en mij. En hopelijk wat meer optredens!

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20 Mar 2015
Announcement regarding DJ-Bookings

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19 Mar 2015
Defqon.1 Festival

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09 Sep 2014
Podcast @ Third Movement Radio

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23 Feb 2013
Hardshock Festival 2013

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18 Dec 2012

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