Yves Deruyter started his DJ career in 1985 and played in famous Belgian clubs such as Globe, Barocci, Cherrymoon, Extreme, Carat, BBC, La Rocca and many more. In 1991 he started producing and his first single “Animals”, released on Bonzeai Records, became a big club hit in Belgium. The success of his first track led to DJ-gigs at all the big rave parties such as May Day, Energy, Love Parade, Street Parade, Nature One, Trance Energy, Mysteryland, Inner City, Sensation Black, Dance Valley, Groundzero, Frequence, Decibel Outdoor, Defcon, Gatecrasher, Ilove Techno, Antwerp is burning, City Parade, Tomorrowland, …

Yves’ second single “Rave City” made a leap into the German market and became a big succcess with more than 50.000 units sold and the follow up “Calling Earth” topped 70.000 units. Then the track “The Rebel” was an international breakthrough for Yves, followed by “The House of House”, “In My Electric House” (Cherrymoon Trax) and many more.

By now he has worked with producers like Frederico Santini, M.I.K.E. Dierickx (Push, The Blackmaster, Moon Project,…). The single “Rhytmic Bazz”, from the album 2001 as well as “Back to Earth” were released together with “Music-Nonstop”, which was remixed by Ton TB (Three Drives) and others. These tracks have played have played a huge part in the trance club scene and have helped shape many careers in EDM.

Yves’ awesome cover of Underworlds classic “Born Slippy” continues to be a hugely memorable track. The single Infinity followed and was picked up by a lot of compilations, radio shows and DJ’s alike. Yves has mixed and produced many compilations himself including mega mixes for Bonzai Records.

As a very hard working DJ, Yves Deruyter regularly travels Europe where he is in high demand for his DJ skills. As a born entertainer his vision of his future in music is and will always be, making music for the people. With new studio work on the way Yves’ releases are highly anticipated by his fans and followers. Yves back catalogue can be found on many good download stores.


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Enter the electrifying world of Yves Deruyter, a visionary DJ who embarked on his mesmerizing journey in 1985 within the pulsating heart of Belgium’s legendary nightclub scene. His voyage through music began with captivating performances at iconic venues such as Cherrymoon, Extreme, La Rocca, Globe, Boccaccio and a constellation of other nightlife institutions.

The year 1992 marked a pivotal moment in Yves’s career when he released his debut single, “Animals.” This sonic masterpiece swiftly metamorphosed into a Belgian club anthem, catapulting him into the international limelight. His magnetic sets resonated across the stages of pioneering EDM festivals like Mayday, Energy, Love Parade, Street Parade, Nature One, Trance Energy, Sensation Black and many more, some of which that still stand as titans of the global festival circuit today.

The launchpad for Yves’s meteoric rise was “Rave City,” a single that not only stormed the charts in Germany but also heralded a period of unprecedented creativity. From this explosive inception, a symphony of triumphant releases reverberated throughout Europe, imprinting his signature style on the very soul of the EDM genre from the 90s. Anthems like “The House Of House,” “The Rebel,” “Calling Earth”, “Back To Earth,” and “Final Fantasy” became the bedrock upon which the modern EDM soundscape was built.

As the years rolled on, Yves’s musical journey evolved, and in 2019, a remarkable resurgence occurred. Leading techno DJs including Charlotte De Witte, Amelie Lens, Peggy Gou, Nina Kraviz, Umek and Thomas Schumacher revisited his timeless classics, breathing new life into them and thrusting Yves back into the spotlight of EDMs avant-garde.

Today, living legend Yves Deruyter stands tall as a revered maestro of sound, proudly steering the ship of YDR Records, his very own techno label. His performances continue to be a tour de force, delivering a potent clubbing experience that electrifies audiences across Europe, gracing stages from the iconic Tomorrowland to the pulsating Lokerse Feesten, Mission Festival, Paradise City, Hype O Dream, Kamping Kitsch, Voodoo Village, Fabrik, Boiler Room, …

In Yves, we find the embodiment of a true DJ, one who nurtures an unquenchable passion for music and possesses the unwavering energy to craft monumental DJ sets, poised to recapture the hearts of audiences worldwide. His name is forever etched in the annals of EDM history, a pioneer, a legend, and a guardian of the beat. Yves Deruyter is an indelible part of the ever-evolving tapestry of the EDM scene.