Ronald van Gelderen
With notable signings in the past to labels such as High Contrast, Tsunami, ASOT, Vandit and his own imprint RAW RCRDS– where he released massive singles and remixes – his distinctive in-demand sound has gained him enormous respect in the trance scene in the past 25 years.
Countries such as the UK, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, Tunisia, Germany, Poland, Israel, China, Canada, Spain, and USA are still madly in love with RvG’s trademark sound: sophisticated hard-tech trance mixed with a pure rock flavour in the shape of Ronald’s own vocals.
He first set his mark back in the late nineties as a producer – under the famous alter ego Kid Vicious – releasing the massive club hits Re-Form, Pants Down Spanking and Contagious, before going on to co-produce with the big boys like Tiësto. He penned Urban Train and Suburban Train before finally getting behind his own name. Huge hits Proceed and Sustain on Tsunami, Cold Storage on High Contrast Recordings, and remixes of Veracocha’s Carte Blanche on Positiva, Ferry Corsten’s PUNK on Tsunami and Dogzilla’s Without You on Nebula followed – to huge critical acclaim.
By releasing many big tunes in a row like F!lth, This Way and Realize, RvG showed he was constantly able to re-invent himself as a producer and artist, before making a big statement with the release of Dirty Rocker, featuring driving beats, nasty synths and a deadly catchy vocal. A big rocking belter which was extremely well received by the trance community and his fans all over the world.
Returning in 2016 with an amazing remix of the Bonzai classic The First Rebirth and topping it off with a massive collaboration with Paul van Dyk creating the banging club hit Everyone Needs Love on the famous Vandit imprint.
During the COVID-pandemic Ronald has locked himself up in the RAW studio. Reinventing and sculpting RvG 2.0. Shaping and carving the rough edges and sharp corners of his thriving energetic sound which is internationally acclaimed as “the” RAW RvG-sound.