The Shade, also known as Nando Boukzir, discovered his passion for music at a young age. He was raised in a musical family in the south of Holland. He discovered the love for electronic music at the age of 8 and started to play the keyboard. At the age of 15 he made his first move to become a deejay by spinning mainstream house records at small local events. One year later this turned into his love for hard dance music.
Nowadays The Shade represents the (raw) hardstyle scene with loads of energy. After performing at big events like Q-BASE, The One Man Army, Intents Festival & Defqon.1 he made it clear he’s not going anywhere. An act that the visitors won’t forget, raw madness guaranteed!