Ominous (Mike Pieterse)
After hooking up at the obvious rave during the darker days of the late 90s hardcore scene, Ominous and Sequence discovered a similar passion for the hardcore sound. Having both claimed a spot behind the decks at parties like Thunderdome on Tour and Energiehal just before the scene came to a full meltdown, they moved their core appreciation back into their studios. Wasting time digging through each-others collections, Mike and Rob hooked up into what has become Sequence & Ominous.
With the slow and sneaky rise of hardcore back into the underground, the Sequence & Ominous DJ team started taking up more bookings. Known for their true dedication to the early sounds, Sequence & Ominous grew into familiar faces at a big number of early rave line-ups and are now considered as one of the new faces to spread the old-school word. A true unique combination, partially caused by a strong need to play just a little different then one might expect. Their track-lists are never complete without some added, often darker, material which everybody knew back in the days but just have seem to be forgotten. With their easygoing approach Sequence & Ominous have taken on the role to revive that part of a genre that is everything but dead.
Next to dropping old-school hardcore sets with ease, Sequence & Ominous have started to deliver post-early pre-today’s hardcore sets. Spinning around the millennium sound featuring a reborn hardcore movement that short-circuited the scene back into the picture. New-style classics and oldschool innovation, the guys are on a crusade to bring back hardcore like it’s meant to be.
This refreshing combination of both old and new hardcore sounds has gained Sequence & Ominous a spot at events such as Defqon, Thunderdome, Pandemonium, In Qontrol, Nightmare Outdoor and Q-BASE performing at notorious venues like Sporthallen Zuid, Amsterdam and more. Still their ambition reaches further, and their musical goals are far from done. Hardcore rave revival at its finest.