DJ Dano is one of the founders of the hardcore scene. In 1984 Dano started to DJ for several local pirate radio stations in Amsterdam. Two years later he became a journalist for a newspaper , where he wrote about music and nightlife. One night he decided to visit the Roxy discotheque, Dano was very skeptical about this whole new scene called dance. Four hours later, sweaty and tired, he realized that he had be dancing non-stop.

“After my experience at the Roxy, I realized that I was sold and that electronic music was my calling.” And on that night, Dano was incurably infected by the ‘acid virus’. From then on he got his own show called ‘Acid Explosion’ on a local radio station and soon after that became a resident DJ at the Mazzo club.