Gijs van Kester, better known as Infirium, is a producer, mastering engineer, and DJ born somewhere near a greenhouse in the western parts of The Netherlands in 1997. He got his first dj set at the age of 10 and began experimenting with music production already at the age of 12. His early productions were heavily influenced by the early sounds of Hardstyle. Next to this, he experimented with a whole range of different genres from Classical to Drum & Bass and everything in between.
In 2012 Gijs took on the name ‘Infirium’ and began putting out music on Soundcloud under this new alias. This eventually got noticed by Spoontech Records, who asked Infirium to join forces with D-Verze for a guest release on their mini-album “The Punch Patrol”. Happy to work for one of his favorite labels in the scene, Infirium and D-Verze delivered “Disappeared” which was received very well. After this he got offered a permanent spot on Spoontech Records, which he gladfully accepted. He has gone on to re-invent his sound with releases, such as: “Recovery” (w/ Septyme), his remix of Vazard’s track “The Orange Tree”, his first EP “The Underpinning”, which contained such tracks as: “Then Before Once More” and “The Impending” and his collaboration with Hardstyle Mafia and Yuna-X “Angel Spells”, to name a few.
We Are Hardstyle, 2016
Soon after his signing to Spoontech Records the management learned about his skills as a mastering engineer, and he was soon in charge of the majority of all mastering done for the label. Infirium’s one of a kind style can be described as a blend of Hardstyle and various electronic elements, infused with cinematics and orchestral instrumentation, sprinkled with some Heavy Rock/Metal elements.
So far Infirium has performed at events like: Loudfest, XXlerator, Bass Protocol – 5 Years of Spoontech, Ctrl Alt Delete, Fatality Outdoor Festival, We Are Hardstyle and VIRUS – Masters Of Spoontech (Sydney Australia).