Promo

Sebastian Hoff

Also known as D.J. Promo, D.J.Promo, DJ Pomo, DJ Promo, DJ.Promo, Prome
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thirdmovement.nl, http://www.djpromo.nl

Discography of Promo:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 My Recipe For Disaster 5 Audio 2001-02-00 The Third Movement
2 Dancefloor Hardcore 4 Audio 1998-10-00 ID&T
3 Escape From The Hostile 4 Audio 2001-11-00
4 King Of Pain EP 4 Audio 1999-07-00
5 Not Down With The Standard EP 2 Audio 2001 BZRK Records
6 Hurricane Brain / Separated World 2 Audio 2001-08-00 The Third Movement
7 Whiplash / Phreak Ya Speaka 2 Audio 2001-04-00 The Third Movement
8 Rude Awakening 4 Audio 2001-11-00
9 Different Breed Of Men 4 Audio 2001-06-00 The Third Movement
10 Running Against The Rules 4 Audio 2000-11-00
11 Metal Warfare 4 Audio 1998-12-01 ID&T
12 Driven By Instinct 4 Audio 1999-05-00 ID&T
13 Ladies First / I Hear Ya Comin' 2 Audio 2002-06-00 The Third Movement
14 Message To The Majors / Tamara 2 Audio 2002-06-00 The Third Movement
15 Last Men Standing 16 Audio 2001-02-00
16 Patterns In Chaos 5 Audio 1999-10-31 ID&T
17 System Feedback 4 Audio 1999-02-00 ID&T
18 Not 4 Sale E.P. 4 Audio 1997 Bzrk Records Black Label
19 Brother Of Conflict 4 Audio 2002
20 Hardcore For Life Part 2 2 Audio 2001 D-Boy Black Label
21 Enemies 4 Life 4 Audio 2002-00-00 Offensive Records
22 Not Down With The Standard 2 Audio 2001 Bzrk Records Black Label
23 I Am The Law E.P. 4 Audio 1996-00-00 Waxweazle
24 The Worst Of 30 Audio 2001-12-00 The Third Movement
25 Cold As Stone 4 Audio 1997 ID&T
26 X-Termination 6 Audio 1997 Waxweazle
27 Shut Up! / Born Whappie! 3 Audio 1997 XXX Rated
28 The Strength Behind The Pride 4 Audio 2002
29 It Runs Deep E.P. 4 Audio 1996
30 Fixxxed 3 Audio 1997 Waxweazle
31 The Industry Can't Stop Me 4 Audio 2000 ID&T
32 Pressure On The Fakes / My Empty Bottle 2 Audio 2003-04-00 The Third Movement
33 Beat Ya Brain 4 Audio 1998 ID&T
34 The Killing Fields E.P. 9 Audio 1997 Dead Fly Cuts
35 Shut Up! / Don't Speak (Original Hardcore Remixes) 2 Audio 1997 Brainless Hardcore
36 ID&T Presents DJ Promo - Mix >03 24 Audio 2003 ID&T
37 I Called You / Trash Talking 2 Audio 2003 The Third Movement
38 Hardcore For Life Part 2 35 Audio 2001-05-02 So-Real Records
39 Can't Hold Me Down 2 Audio 1997 Bzrk Records Black Label
40 Up Yours! 4 Audio 2002 Independance Records
41 Heroes Of Hardcore 65 Audio 1999
42 Take It Personal 4 Audio 2004-05-11
43 Never Compromise 24 Audio 2004-07-28 The Third Movement
44 The Industry Can't Stop Me 4 Audio 2002
45 My Claim To Fame 4 Audio 2004-11-13
46 The Missing Chromosome 3 Audio 2005-05-24 The Third Movement
47 Nasty Girl / Bij Gebrek Aan Beter 2 Audio 2005-07-00 The Third Movement
48 Moment Of Silence / Princess Of The Posse 2 Audio 2005-07-00 The Third Movement
49 Represent By Example 4 Audio 2005-10-00
50 Promofile Classic 001 - Dancefloor Hardcore 4 Audio 2005-11-00 The Third Movement


Sebastian Hoff, also known as Promo, was born on April 12 1976 and started DJ-ing in 1992. Because he didn’t have a resident club, he organized his own events in local clubs. Because of this, he came in contact with well-known names in the hardcore scene.

At the age of 19, Sebastian produced his first track under the alias [a=Section-8] together with [a=Prophet, The] that became a hit thanks to the release on [r=23487]. His success continued when he produced a remix of the song “[r=394002]”, which he called “Shut Up!” that was released on the same record ([r=109889]) as his remix of “Born Slippy” ([r=79870]) “Born Whappie!”

Although it was a success, he didn’t like the style. The ‘hardcore sound’ of the mid-90’s was to happy, and he missed the strong, and raw sound, which was (in his opinion) the true way hardcore should sound. In 1996 Sebastian, already known as the famous DJ Promo, was contracted by ID&T. Under the [l=ID&T] label Sebastian produced over 80 tracks, but his strong, and more raw sound was loved by the hardcore-fans.

In 2000, he decided to leave [l=ID&T] so he can do what he want, experiment with the sound of hardcore until he found what he wanted. Without the limits of the record-company. Together with his colleagues of [l=ID&T] [a=DJ X-Ess] and [a=Catscan] the [l=The Third Movement] label was born. This was a step forward into the direction he wanted to go. His first releases on his own new label look like statements against ID&T. [r=24128] and [r=23791] even features a spoken message called “Move Forward”. Because of [a=DJ X-Ess] and [a=Catscan] left [l=The Third Movement] 2004 to start there own label, Promo was the man-in-charge of [l=The Third Movement]. On the [l=The Third Movement] he succeeded in what he wanted, creating his own style and sound, and giving new names the same opportunity. Artist like [a=D-Passion], [a=Peaky Pounder], [a=Tommy Pulse] and an other old colleague [a=Dana] were given the opportunity to develop there own style. Sebastian’s style is still changing and it will stay changing for a long time.


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