Starting of his solo career in 2009, RAM immediately hit the jackpot with the most talked about track of that year “RAMsterdam”. Supported by all the major trance DJ’s it became the Tune of the Year on ASOT and it was pronounced “best track of the year” by Armin van Buuren
That was the kick off to a range of great releases on big labels such as Armada, AVA, Enhanced, FSOE and Armada. It was also the start of the very successful RAM-track series with tracks like RAMnesia, RAMplify, RAMbition, RAMore and of course the biggest track of them all RAMelia, a tribute to his suddenly deceased wife Amelia. This track was actually the biggest track of 2013, was holding the no.1 spot on the Beatport Trance Top 100 for 1 month but ended up 2nd in Tune of the Year on ASOT.
In between touring the world with shows in Asia, Australia, USA, Canada, South-America, different countries in Europe and playing on some of the biggest festivals in Europe, RAM kept on producing great tracks in 2014 such as Sledgehammer, Mirakuru (collab with Arctic Moon), Kingdom Of Dreams and Epic, all released on big labels such as ASOT, Digital Society, FSOE and AVA recordings.
RAMore and Clockwork Orange were the first two releases on RAM’s own record label Grotesque Music, named after his brand Grotesque, which saw the light in September 2014.
At the end of 2014 RAM played Grotesque in Concert with…. RAM. At this event he played a six hour set taking people on a journey of his music from 2009 until now.
2015 picked up where 2014 had left off with a lot of club shows and big festivals like ASOT700, EDC Orlando, Grotesque Indoor Festival, Electronic Family, Enchanted Valley Carnival, Paradise Trance Festival, Summerlake and a lot of hard work putting his debut album “Forever Love” together.
Forever Love was released June 29th 2015 on Black Hole Recordings and was a huge success with the hit singles Someone Like You, All Gone, End of Times, Elijah, Heartfelt and Circle Of Life.
For 2016 RAM has already lined-up some big shows like Dreamstate and he’ll be finishing his second artist album too, which will be released just before summer.
In 2014 RAM started this concept, a seven hour journey through his musical career. Strictly RAM was such a success that RAM repeated this again in 2015 and will now take the concept all over the world , kicking off in Brazil and Argentina.
The brand of RAM with which he started the famous Grotesque parties in the Netherlands in 2009. The brand has steadily grown and now does two major shows a year, The Grotesque Indoor Festival and the brand also hosts stages on several big festivals.
In 2012 the brand took its first steps abroad hosting a stage at Nature One in Germany. They did this again in 2013 and in 2015 they were hosting a boat party and club night on Ibiza.
This year the brand will do the boat party and club show on Ibiza again and will do more branded nights around the world.
RAM also hosts the Grotesque Radio show weekly on AH FM and there’s a line of Grotesque compilation cd’s, that are released around each Grotesque Indoor Festival.