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Ruud van Rijen



Personal File
Ruud was born in Belgium, but only lived there for just one month. His parents decided to move and take the whole family to Holland, where he spent his whole schooltime. As a young kid he used to play with hammers and nails all day, trying to create all sorts of things and funny figures and so his parents weren't surprised when he told them that he wanted to be a carpenter. He was 14 years old then. Later he started studying in that direction and after he took his degree, he started working for several companies as a carpenter and wood-manufacturer. It didn't take him long to realize that this job wouldn't give him the fulfilment he had planned in his life. It was during work when he heard a 2 hour non-stop mix of dancemusic on the radio.

The mix was made by the most popular D.J./mixer at that time, Ben Liebrand. Ruud was instantly aware of it: THIS IS IT!!!!!! The first thing he did the next day was bying 2 turntabels (without pitch-controls!!) and spent all his sparetime on mixing. Selfconfident as he was, he recorded his mixes on cassette-tapes and offered them to the local clubs...and they loved his mixes! He kept on developping his mixing-skills and by delivering newspapers, he was able to make small investments in equipement.

Not long after this he participated in a mix-contest, for the first time, and amazed himself by winning! After this victory many important mix- and DJ-contests and victories followed (local and national championships). At one of the contests he won, his big idol, Ben Liebrand, was member of the jury. Right after the contest Ben Liebrand walked up to Ruud and told him that he was astonished by Ruud's skills and talent. A memorable moment...

From here on he started working in a more professional way and started DJ-ing in several clubs, making mixes for the most popular radioprogrammes of nationally broadcasting stations. Because of all this work, he got wellknown in the scene and he earned enough money to start a small recordingstudio. He was always working with records from other people, so he got very curious if he could produce one of his own. So he produced an instrumental track and added a few vocal pieces from other records (samples) to it and his first record was born: DRIVING FORCE-ROCK THIS WORLD

He amazed himself and his friends and family again by pumping this dance-track into the top 10 of the National Dance-charts! This was his definite startsign; he was convinced that with originally recorded vocals (singing and rapping) his records would be perfect to cross-over to radio and finally to the national play- and salescharts: He created an act called Twenty 4 Seven, produced I CAN'T STAND IT and before he realized it, all his records even crossed all borders of the world!!!! And as you can imagine, he lived happily everafter...

<From Ruud's own site>


Twenty 4 Seven


In 1989 producer Ruud van Reijen started Tweny 4 Seven, picked Captain Hollywood for raps. And got the than 15-year old Nance from a discotheque somewhere in Brabant (Holland). Together with 2 other rappers they were Twenty 4 Seven. In oktober 1989  "I Can't Stand It" hitted the charts In december the track "Are You Dreaming???" followed.

Solo.
Soon after the hits Captain Hollywood started the "Captain Hollywood Project". he had numberous hits from 1990 'till now. Twenty 4 Seven was not that succesfull now. Stay-C joined the group and in 1993 the hits where there. In 1996 Nance stepped out. Stella got in.


Mixes


Twenty 4 Seven

Info

Date

Klubbheads Turn Up The Bass



22-4-2000 (Dier Op 3 Mix)

22-04-2000

B.B.E. - Seven Days & One Week



15-4-2000 (Dier Op 3 Mix)

15-04-2000

Gigi D'Agostino - Gigi Bla Bla Bla



2-4-2000 (Dier Op 3 Mix)

02-04-2000

Mario Piu - Communication (Somebody Answer The Phone)



25-3-2000 (Dier Op 3 Mix)

25-03-2000

The Lawyer, I Wanna Mmm...



18-3-2000 (Dier Op 3 Mix)

18-03-2000

Zware Jongens - Anton Aus Tirol

[Remix]



11-3-2000 (Dier Op 3 Mix)

11-03-2000

Mario Piu - Communication (Somebody Answer The Phone) Vs. Yazoo - Situation



4-3-2000 (Dance Classics Party Mix)

04-03-2000

Groove Armada I See You Baby, 3:28



26-2-2000 (Dance Classics Party Mix)

26-02-2000

The Sound of 1991 Yearmix 1991/4

Info

19-12-1991 (Tros Club Mix)

19-12-1991

Yearmix 1989

Info(28:04)

28-12-1989 (Bond van Doorstarters)

28-12-1989

Rapmix

Could be somebody else…



1-12-1989 (Tros Club Mix)

01-12-1989

The Sound of 1988 (88/2)

Info(30:00)

8-12-1988 (Tros Club Mix)

08-12-1988

BVD Yearmix 1987/1

Info(30:00)

3-12-1987 (Bond van Doorstarters)

03-12-1987

Hiphop Mix

(08:09)

24-9-1987 (Bond van Doorstarters)

24-09-1987

Rap mix

Kraftwerk - Boing boom tschak
Kurtis Blow - If I fuled the world
Heavy D & the Boys - Mr Bigstuff
Melle Mell - Step off
Full Force - Alice
Whitle - Just Buggin
Run DMC - Walk this way
Mantronix - Bassline
Dimples D- Sucker dj
Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo gals
Whodini - Magic wand
ends also with Boin boom tschak.

(09:13)

26-2-1987 (Bond van Doorstarters)

26-02-1987

George michael - Father Figure



1-1-1987 (Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

01-01-1987

Gloria Estefan - I can;t stay away from you



1-1-1987 (Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

01-01-1987

Eddy Grant - Gimme hope Jo'anna



1-1-1987 (Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

01-01-1987

Michael Jackson - the way you make me feel



1-1-1987 (Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

01-01-1987

Pet Shop Boys - What have I done to deserve this



1-1-1987 (Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

01-01-1987

Enya - Orinoco Flow



1-1-1987 (Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

01-01-1987

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warren - I've had the time of my life



1-1-1987 (Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

01-01-1987

longer, spoken intro: "... any romantic motion..."

Full Force - Alice
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
Whistle - Just Buggin'
Janet - Nasty
Dimples D - Sucker DJ
Hall & Oates - Adult Education
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Peter Jacques - Going Dancing Down The Street
Tanzen mit Righeira
Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
..
Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who
SOS Band - The Finest
Janet - What Have You Done
Prince - Kiss
...
MCMiker G - Holiday Rap
...
Regina - Baby Love
Alisha - Baby Talk
Sunshine
...
Jellybean - Sidewalk Talk
Cherelle - Saturday Love
LIFE - All Played Out
Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonna Let You...



7-8-1986 (Bond van Doorstarters)

07-08-1986

Yazz - The only way is up

(04:41)

(Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

Taylor dane - Tell it to my heart

(04:45)

(Veronica/Top 40 Mixes)

Artist Track Year Time
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Are You Dreaming? 1990 4:56
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Are You Dreaming? (Acapella) 1990 4:24
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Are You Dreaming? (Dream Dub) 1990 4:54
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Are You Dreaming? (Instrumental Edit) 1990 3:18
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Are You Dreaming? (Nightmare Mix) 1990 5:08
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Are You Dreaming? (Radio Edit) 1990 2:45
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Find A Better Way 1990 3:57
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Help ‘Em Understand 1990 4:01
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood I Can’t Stand It 1990 4:07
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood I Can’t Stand It (Hip House Remix) 1990 6:10
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood I Can’t Stand It (Long Instrumental) 1990 6:10
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood I Can’t Stand It (Radio Version) 1990 4:05
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood I Don’t Wanna Live Without You 1990 5:34
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood In Your Eyes 1990 4:24
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Living In The Jungle 1990 4:33
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Show Me Your Love Tonight 1990 4:39
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood Whom Do You Trust? 1990 5:37
Twenty 4 Seven/Captain Hollywood You Can Make Me Feel Good 1990 4:13
Twenty 4 Seven/MC Fixx-It I Can’t Stand It (12" Club Mix) 1989 6:34
Twenty 4 Seven/MC Fixx-It I Can’t Stand It (12" Hip House Remix) 1989 6:02
Twenty 4 Seven/MC Fixx-It I Can’t Stand It (Hip House Single Version) 1989 3:59
Twenty 4 Seven/MC Fixx-It I Can’t Stand It (Org. Single Version) 1989 4:10
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Breakin’ Up 1994 4:12
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Gimme More 1994 4:39
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance I Wanna Show You 1994 4:49
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Intro 1994 2:40
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Is It Love (RVR Long Version) 1993 5:30
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Is It Love (Single Mix) 1993 3:56
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance It Could Have Been You (Extended Version) 1992 5:02
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance It Could Have Been You (Instrumental) 1992 3:22
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance It Could Have Been You (Single Version) 1992 3:57
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Keep On Goin’ 1993 3:59
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Keep On Tryin’ 1994 4:29
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Keep On Tryin’ (Instrumental) 1995 3:46
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Keep On Tryin’ (RVR Long Version) 1995 6:04
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Keep On Tryin’ (Single Mix) 1995 3:48
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Leave Them Alone 1993 4:01
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Leave Them Alone (Rap Single Mix) 1994 3:34
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Leave Them Alone (RVR Long Version Rap) 1994 4:30
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Let’s Stay 1993 4:03
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Music Is My Life 1993 4:08
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Oh Baby! 1994 4:57
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Oh Baby! (Album-Version) 1994 5:24
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Oh Baby! (Oh-Strumental!) 1994 4:57
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance On The Playground 1994 0:27
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Paradise 1994 4:54
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Runaway 1994 4:17
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Slave To The Music (Extended Instrumental Mix) 1993 5:11
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Slave To The Music (Ultimate Dance Extended Mix) 1993 6:08
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Slave To The Music (Ultimate Dance Single Mix) 1993 4:01
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Take Me Away (RVR Long Version) 1994 5:44
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Take Me Away (Single Mix) 1994 3:36
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Take Your Chance 1993 3:35
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance What Time Is It 1993 4:13
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance Words Of Wisdom 1994 0:33
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Nance You Gotta Be Safe 1994 3:44
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella Angel 1997 3:57
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella Free 1997 4:23
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella Friday Night (RVR Long Version) 1997 4:50
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella Friday Night (RVR Single Mix) 1997 3:39
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella Gimme Lovin’ 1997 3:28
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella Here Is My Heart 1997 3:41
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella If You Want My Love (Instrumental) 1997 3:46
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella If You Want My Love (RVR Long Version) 1997 5:08
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella If You Want My Love (Single Mix) 1997 3:46
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella We Are The World (Instrumental World) 1996 3:37
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella We Are The World (RVR Long Version) 1996 5:17
Twenty 4 Seven/Stay-C & Stella We Are The World (Single Mix) 1996 3:37
(Dance Artist Bio)
Driving Force
Driving Force was a small project Ruud had in the late 80s/early 90s
Track Title, remix, other info Where 2 b found
Rock This World Instrumental -1989-3:25  
Rock This World Vocal Acieeed Mix -1989 -3:32  
Rock this World (1989)    


Other productions
Artist Track Year Time
Castle, The Elvis Has Left The Building (12" Version) 1991 5:48
Castle, The Elvis Has Left The Building (Single Version) 1991 3:59
Castle, The The Oppressed (12" Version) 1991 5:17
Castle, The The Oppressed (Single Version) 1991 3:50
Fixx-It Set Me On Fire (Extended Version) 1996 4:33
Fixx-It Set Me On Fire (Radio Edit) 1996 4:19
Fixx-It, MC Let’s Move (12" Instrumental) 1990 5:32
Fixx-It, MC Let’s Move (12" Mix) 1990 5:32
Fixx-It, MC Let’s Move (Single Edit) 1990 4:10
RVR Ft. Gilly-Mac Play The Game (Extended Version) 1994 5:37
RVR Ft. Gilly-Mac Play The Game (Instrumental Version) 1993 3:37
RVR Ft. Gilly-Mac Play The Game (Single Version) 1993 3:37

Remixes
Artist Track Year Time
2 Brothers On The 4Th Floor Dreams (Will Come Alive) (Twenty 4 Seven Trance Dub) 1994 4:10
2 Brothers On The 4Th Floor Dreams (Will Come Alive) (Twenty 4 Seven Trance Mix) 1994 5:51
2Nd Nature Ft. Gilly-Mac Crazy World (RVR Long Version) 1994 5:55
2Nd Nature Ft. Gilly-Mac Crazy World (Single Mix) 1994 3:54
Fantasy 2 Featuring Shine Take Me Far Away (Ruud "Twenty 4 Seven" Van Rijen – Instrumental Mix) 1995 3:32
Fantasy 2 Featuring Shine Take Me Far Away (Ruud "Twenty 4 Seven" Van Rijen – Single Mix) 1995 3:32
Jackson, Jeremy Summertime Fun (nooit uitgebracht???)
Jackson, Jeremy You Really Got It Going On (12" Vocal) 1997 5:01
Jackson, Jeremy You Really Got It Going On (7" Instrumental) 1997 3:56
Jackson, Jeremy You Really Got It Going On (7" Vocal) 1997 3:56
Jayke Summertime Rave (Extended Version) 1995 4:14
Jayke Summertime Rave (Instrumental Version) 1995 3:29
Jayke Summertime Rave (Radio Edit) 1995 3:29
Pinball Confusion (Night In Motion Mix) 1998 6:56
Pinball Confusion (Radio Edit) 1998 4:12
Pinball Confusion (To The Bone Mix) 1998 6:56
Pinball Runaway 1998
Pinball This Is My House (12" Instrumental) 1998 5:31
Pinball This Is My House (12" Vocal) 1998 5:34
Pinball This Is My House (7" Vocal) 1998 3:54
R & J Il Veliero 1992 7:02
R & J Suddenly There Is Music 1990 5:21
R & J The Summer 1992 5:19
Soulier, Jim I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love 1990 5:21
Venice Another Kiss (Radio Edit) 1998 3:47
Venice Another Kiss (Video Edit) 1998 3:47
Zayn Take Me High (Axoustic Version) 1996 3:49
Zayn Take Me High (Extended Club Mix) 1996 5:57
Zayn Take Me High (Radio Mix) 1996 4:04


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