Attention to miniscule details, translating intense emotions into sound and striving for the highest standard have been lifelong values that Hardstyle pioneer Ran-D possesses. As one of the most thorough, yet down-to-Earth figures in the Hard Dance scene, Ran-D has perpetually topped all expectations through his productions and moving presence during his performances.
It’s obvious that Randy Wieland, or better known as Roughstate Records figurehead Ran-D, was born to pursue a career in music. His knowledge extends into all aspects of production as his enthusiasm and drive shines throughout all of his creations.
A unique fighting force since 2006, Ran-D is easily identified by his signature style; a sound that balances robust toughness and dance-floor vibes with emotional, time-transcendent storylines. With his forte in creating knockout beats, early in his career Ran-D’s discography was already filled with top-tier tracks, including “Survivors” with Digital Punk, “Struggle For Existence” with Adaro, “Feel My Fire” and of course, his legendary 2009 release “Living For The Moment.”
Considered to be one of Hardstyle’s most steadfast and focussed producers, Ran-D also takes this dedication to the wheels of steel, where he’s captivated crowds of thousands at Defqon.1 (The Netherlands, Australia & Chile), Decibel Outdoor, Intents Festival, Mysteryland, Q-BASE, Reverze, Qlimax, EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, CRAFT Festival and many, many more. Ran-D’s hard, yet accessible sound has also extended its scope, allowing this pioneer to travel the world and unite like-minded souls with his musical legacy. This sole passion has seen Randy connecting with crowds in Australia, Chile, Italy, Spain, The United States, Sweden Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland and China (amongst others).
In recent years, Ran-D’s musical spirit has reached its pinnacle. The upshot of his devotion has shined to epitomise eminent festivals such as Defqon.1 with his anthem “No Guts, No Glory” feat. Skits Vicious, Intents Festival with “The Hunt” feat. E-Life and of course, Decibel Outdoor 2016, where he dropped the monstrous track “United” feat. LXCPR.
Welcoming in 2017 with new and exciting quests, one of Ran-D’s biggest career highlights was presented on the 21st of January, when he teamed up with Q-dance to host his own X-Qlusive. As one of the biggest honours a Hardstyle artist can receive, X-Qlusive marked an unforgettable night where Ran-D fervently connected with his fans and fellow artists to celebrate over one decade of achievements and loyalty to the genre.
Now ready to continue kicking goals, Ran-D has proudly unveiled his next mission in the works! Titled “We Rule The Night,” this forthcoming musical project is set to change the face of Hardstyle, as this pioneer is prepared to overhaul and enhance the genre.