Once in a while, an artist emerges who bends and molds the constraints of genre to their whim. A producer who transcends the traditional frameworks of electronic dance music and crafts tunes that, while straddling disparate styles, somehow maintain an undeniably singular identity. Meet Rado, the driving force behind The Sektorz, a master of this musical alchemy.
What began as a hobby over a decade ago, inspired by Dutch hardstyle pioneers and hardcore techno titans like Angerfist, has bloomed into a formidable and profitable venture. The Sektorz’s hardstyle roots germinated into a diverse repertoire spanning hardstyle, electro house, trap, dubstep, and beyond, housed across three distinct labels – The Sektorz Hardstyle, The Sektorz Electro, and XTRAVAGANTRAX.
Rado’s compositions are more than a sonic buffet for listeners; they’re personal narratives expressed through the medium of music. His trap creations – the most successful of his catalog – showcase this storytelling ethos. Heavy, distorted bass lines and catchy hooks serve as a backdrop for subtly expressed themes, all cryptically encased within titles like “Crypto” and “Hoelywood”.
Indeed, his playful wordplay and the intrinsic emotional resonance of tracks like “Deludead Society” underscore the layers of depth embedded in The Sektorz’s sound. Rado believes his songs “express what I was feeling at the time, and what I was trying to convey, reasonably well,” and it’s this sincere, heartfelt connection to his creations that sets him apart in the realm of electronic music.
In an era of TikTok virality, The Sektorz’s music has also found a home. Songs like “I love you! Sike!” are fixtures in popular videos, further cementing Rado’s cross-platform appeal. His compositions also elevate commercial spaces, lending themselves seamlessly to video games, movies, and advertisements.
His credibility doesn’t stop at production; Rado’s also a successful game developer. Both entries of his Speakerman franchise on Steam feature The Sektorz’s music, showcasing another dimension of his boundless creativity.
As for future collaborations, Rado has his sights set on trailblazers both within and beyond the electronic scene. From hard dance legends like Angerfist and DJ Coone, to mainstream stalwarts Post Malone, Lil Nas X, Drake, and Travis Scott, Rado’s dream collabs reflect his eclectic musical palette. The throughline? All these artists, like Rado, harbor a penchant for genre-blurring experimentation.
While he no longer DJs, Rado’s fans can look forward to a plethora of new music. His current projects include a trap album and an electro house project reminiscent of the 2015 bigroom era, marked by anthems like Martin Garrix’s “Animals”. And, he’s even hinting at a return to his hardstyle roots – a nod to his long-standing fans yearning for the sound that marked his inception.
Now, The Sektorz stands at a fascinating juncture, where his music’s mass appeal coexists harmoniously with his unique, genre-bending style. Despite his success and evolving sound, Rado remains committed to producing music that reflects his ethos rather than catering to mainstream tastes. It’s an approach that’s yielded a body of work as multifaceted as the man behind it – and promises an exciting future for this genre-defying artist.
Whether you’re a first-time listener or a long-time fan, with The Sektorz, you’re not just finding new music, you’re embarking on a journey through the mind and emotions of a uniquely gifted artist.