Dana van Dreven started DJ-ing in 1992 and quickly established her own
unique style. A style which crosses the wide landscape of different
genres in hard dance music, enriched by a rough feminine touch. Her
combination of Hardstyle, Hardcore, Techno & Trance in the early 00's
created a fusion of sounds like no other DJ before or after her. Many
artists would consider this the highest achievable goal in music, but
for Dana it was only the beginning of a remarkable international music
and DJ career.
Dana boasts an unprecedented collection of performance highlights; being
one of the original headliners at legendary events and festivals such as
Sensation Black, Qlimax, Defqon.1 Festival, Thunderdome, Masters of
Hardcore, Decibel Outdoor Festival and Tomorrowland among many others.
She was also Q-dance's first ever X-Qlusive artist, selling out the
Heineken Music Hall in 2003, only further adding to her milestones
within the Benelux. She's also no stranger to travelling across borders
to help introduce the rest of the world to hard dance music. USA,
Australia, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France and many more countries
around the world have been witness to her celebrated stage presence.
A big part of Dana's success comes from her music, and she has built up
an incredible discography of diverse solo tracks and collaborations over
the years, a lot of which were released on her own label: Danamite!
"Back in Time" and "Unendlichkeit" are just a couple of crowd
favourites, alongside "Transmission" (with Crypsis) and "Ladies First"
Looking back over her achievements so far, it's fair to say Dana is a
true pioneer of hard dance music, earning her well-deserved title as the
"Queen of the Harder Styles". After taking some time away from her
musical career in 2010 to recover from unexpected health complications,
Dana is gradually returning to her love of performing.