Rising Artist Dionysus Shines a Light on “Fuarkstyle”

“Fuarkstyle” has seen massive growth over the past year on TikTok, and Dionysus stopped by to give some insight into what this style of music is all about.

Over the past year, a unique crossroads has surfaced between the fitness and hard dance communities. Thanks to social media platforms like TikTok, the toughest styles have found their way into countless viral fitness videos, and it’s unlike anything the scene has seen before. Although there is no official genre name for this type of hard dance which has captivated the fitness community, it has been dubbed “Fuarkstyle» in tribute to a member of the community Zyzzand Dionysus help lead the charge.

Of all the new producers creating this new genre, Dionysus has undoubtedly stood out. Several originals and bootlegs by him have reached millions of streams on SoundCloud and Spotify, even though he just started last year. There’s no doubt he’s creating something unique, and now with a brand new team, expect to see his name begin to dot dance lineups across the US and the UK. -of the.

Seeking to better understand this rapidly growing community and subgenre, we caught up with Dionysus to discuss his backstory, the rapid success of his career as a producer, and the future of the project. Plus, he created a special guest mix for us that includes fan-favorite tracks like “CLEN” with Youssef which perfectly sums up the personality of Dionysus. So crank up the volume on his brand new guest mix and read on for our entire conversation with him!

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The Dionysus project is relatively new to the hard dance scene so can you take us back in time and tell us how you were first exposed to hard dance and what inspired you to start producing it ?

I’ve always loved EDM since I was three years old. I sat in the back of my mom’s car with my hair gelled and punched Crazy Frog. I have never loved anything as much as I have loved electronic music. When I was seven years old, my brother showed me this video called Melbourne Shuffle Compilation 3. They look like they’re floating on clouds, and it’s crazy as fuck. If you want to know what my childhood was like, turn on this video or some Jersey Shore and play the Basshunter.

As a follow-up, are there any key producers or community members who help keep you motivated and inspired to release your sound and music?

Surprisingly, they aren’t even hard dance producers. Don’t get me wrong, I look up to people like Headhunterz, Lil Texas, and Ran-D. However, I’ve always been inspired by Getter, David Guetta and deadmau5 because of how their music makes me feel, and I can relate to them as people. The one I can never forget is Basshunter because without him I don’t think I would have ever been as deeply in love with electronic music as I am now. Each of these guys had a big impact at some point in my life by helping me through tough times or helping me get more out of life. I’m grateful for them and the rest of the EDM industry.

The fitness and hard dance community has found a crossroads through TikTok and other social media over the past year. Did you start this project to capture this niche audience, or is it something that happened naturally along the way?

No way. I just wanted to look sick and have fun making the videos. I didn’t see anything coming out of it until I got tired of my work. I was in debt, my bank account was closed and I had nothing for me. I hated my life until one day I came across a Zyzz video, and I went down a rabbit hole of this skinny, insecure kid who developed all this confidence and started taking advantage of life.

I never had someone I looked up to in the fitness industry until I found his videos because I bonded with him. He loves video games; I like video games. He was skinny; I was skinny. He loves EDM; I love EDM. The list is lengthened increasingly. After watching his videos until six in the morning, all my insecurities just disappeared. I saw myself in him, and I knew if he could do it, so could I. Zyzz said: “Be yourself and enjoy life. Forget having a mundane, predictable 9-to-5 job.“So I quit. I started pushing TikTok full time as “Baby Zyzz” and named all of my TikTok sounds after him.

Later, I was added to a group chat with a group of gym buddies like me. It was my first time meeting people who also liked hardstyle, so I showed them my unfinished bootleg of Cascada’s “Everytime We Touch”. One of the kids pushed me for three days straight until I finished him.

I pulled out my bootleg and reached out to Soosh to ask if he could use one last sound before he “retires” from Tik Tok, and it started to pick up steam. Then I did another bootleg, just like the previous song. Soosh used sound again, and he exploded. After that, I did my first original hardstyle track and my first official release, “House.” Soosh used it in his YouTube video, and I never had to worry about going back to my 9-5 again.

This crossroads is unique because many people who may have never heard of hard dancing are now exposed to it in an easily digestible way. Can you elaborate on how and why you think this relationship between fitness and hard dancing fits together so well?

It’s because we are sick! All I have to tell you is to learn more about Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity from Zyzz, Jeff Seid, and Jon Skywalker. I also cannot forget Said Sergeyevich because this community would never have been here today without him.

Before producing, and even now, a big part of your life is being part of the fitness community. As a producer, can you provide more information on the importance of staying healthy while being in the music industry, which does not prioritize physical and mental health?

To be honest, I didn’t do fitness to be healthy – I just wanted to look good when I’m naked. I have a strict meal plan. I also make sure to take all my vitamins, get blood work, and do cardio to stay as healthy as possible.

Apart from making music and staying healthy, what are some of your other interests in your day to day life?

I have many interests, and the list would be too long to name them all. I am somewhat professional in everything I do. But with all my priorities right now, I’m sticking to one diet and one diet – gym, tan, rave, repeat.

With this wave of momentum, what is one of your goals for Project Dionysus as we enter the second half of 2022?

I usually have a goal board, but there’s so much going on at once that I don’t even have time to write anything down. If I did, by the time I could, he’d already be off the list.

Finally, can you share what the near future holds for Dionysus, be it new releases, tour dates or something like that?

I work on tons of music. Day by day, my music is improving a ton. Yosuf and I also have an EP coming in October. We’re about to get a place in Los Angeles for a few months, and I’m beyond excited about it. I love this guy, and if you haven’t listened to his music, you’re missing out.

Tour dates will be announced soon. My team and I are hard at work on all the production, visuals and events I will be playing. Give me a year, and I’ll be side by side with all the big dogs. I’m not saying this because I’m arrogant, but because I’m breaking my ass and I’m convinced that I’m going to make it. We’ll all get there, brah.

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