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Dionysus and the Rise of Hardstyle — Sparky
There’s something truly special about Hardstyle that I can’t quite grasp. It has the ability to bring you from 0 - 100 almost instantaneously. I’m not much of a dancer, but the genre makes me want to muzz around my room. Muzzing is a style of dance developed in Australia that was originally popularized by a deceased bodybuilder named Zyzz. While performing the dance, you plant your legs in the ground, bend your knees, tense your core and arms, and let your upper body become in control and allow your subconscious to do the rest. The movement blends perfectly with Hardstyle as the intense genre operates at a quick tempo of 140-150 BPM and features distorted kick drum sounds, reverse bass, screeches (which are discordant synth sounds), and an abundance of vocal samples. While muzzing, dancers try to hit each beat with their movements. It seems a little obscure at first, but when you start to understand Zyzz’s motto about “living life to the fullest” others’ opinions don’t matter anymore. Apart from muzzing, Zyzz spent his time creating forum posts and uploading multiple videos to youtube; stemming back all the way from 2007.
Zyzz slowly gained a cult following, whilst marketing phrases like “you miring, brah?” and “mog.” These terms are powerful as they fully represent what he stands for. When people give him weird glares, he doesn’t let them affect him and puts the tension back on them by stating “you miring, brah?” In turn, making them feel weird in a sense for even judging him in the first place. His viewers watched in awe as he grew from a skinny physique to a shredded “Greek God” as he referred to himself. He created motivational videos and inspired many to become more disciplined, enjoy life, and of course, go to the gym. He’d scream: “You gotta not give a f*ck. Because that’s what Zyzz c*nts do. None of this sad c*nt sh*t. We’re all going to make it brah, that’s it. That’s what the revolution is. ” He became a staple in the lifting community. He encouraged others not to fall victim to heartbreaks, and to work on and be themselves. He is not only remembered through his unforgettable ego, but, he is remembered by way of Hardstyle - which he would overlay on top of his videos and muzz and shuffle to at raves.
On August 14th, 2015 a bodybuilder born in Estonia named David Laid uploaded what is now the most viewed transformation video on youtube reaching forty-five million views. David used the song “You’re My Angel,” by Styles and Breeze mixed by Midnight which has now garnered millions of views and it’s honestly hard to make it through the song without getting chills. It’s a masterpiece: the reverb on the vocals, build-up and exhilarating bass drop, everything. Furthermore, when viewers searched for the song's name, the search engine brought them to Zyzz’s videos as he had uploaded multiple clips dancing to the song which led to more and more “sickk*nts. ”
Moreover, David portrayed to viewers that it was feasible to drastically improve physical “aesthetics” through dedication and discipline. At the start of his journey, he had a near-ectomorph body composition and by the end, he looked comparable to Zeus. Viewers were not only hooked on David’s proportions but they were fascinated by the background song. I’m sure the song made them think: “who knows, maybe I’ll make it to Mount Olympus someday?” Besides the point, It was a refreshing breath of air to finally hear Hardstyle again after the unexpected passing of Zyzz in 2011.
It is also worth noting that the first appearances of Hardstyle are traced back to the Netherlands and Belgium. With its origins being in Belgium, it is only natural that Hardstyle was being played at raves right? Wrong. Tomorrowland, which is the largest electronic music festival in the world, happens to be based in Belgium. The festival strings back to 2005, however, Hardstyle didn’t make an appearance until Zatox played a couple of Hardstyle tracks during his performance in 2016. It wasn’t until Tomorrowland 2017 when Belgian DJ Coone and Norwegian duo Da Tweekaz performed. The two each had their own hourlong sets which they dedicated solely to Hardstyle. It was the break the genre finally needed. The crowd went wild, and the rest was history. They needed more. In the midst of the chaotic scramble to find upcoming talented Hardstyle producers, all eyes turned on a seasoned-Hardstyle producer named Ran-D from the Netherlands.
Ran-D started producing Hardstyle in 2002 and throughout the years, he had slowly been catching eyes, however, after the release of “Zombie” it was over. Not only did Ran-D assemble the beat, but he also sang the vocals, which were a reiteration of the original top-charting “Zombie” song by The Cranberries. Ran-D is full of pure talent as he infamously chants the verses to a large portion of his songs including “Living for the Moment,” “Better on the Other Side,” “Rebirth,” and more. 2018 was overall a groundbreaking year for Ran-D as he also released “Hurricane,” which ended up winning #1 Hardstyle track of the year by Q-Dance, a main organizer for most Hardstyle-related events. The single sampled James Last and Gheorghe Zamfir’s “The Lonely Shepherd.”
During the whole Tiktok craze over quarantine, many lifters found themselves extremely demotivated. Spending monotonous time on Tiktok and Youtube, many users found themselves stumbling on influencers such as Soosh, James English, Lexx Little, Zack Jennings, Gabe Deutsch, Anthony Montello, etc. Each of these creators largely contributed to Hardstyle’s recent spread, as they utilized these songs in the bulk of their videos and Tiktoks. Many influencers also got sick of the restrictions in the United States, and traveled to gyms in countries such as the United Arab Emirates where they would work out in gyms in Dubai with no limitations. This allowed them to continue to create videos and content for viewers where they would continue to put Hardstyle songs over the videos which contributed to the spread of Hardstyle. Comments such as “where is this song from” flooded comment sections.
Tiktok fitness influencers started using Hardstyle sounds behind their content, which amassed millions of views. Tiktokers also reintroduced terms such as “mog,” “sickk*nt,” “sadk*nt,” and “you mirin?” which dated back to Zyzz’s prevalence in the dawn of what is now known as the fitness industry. Not only were these phrases resurfacing, but Zyzz himself was gaining recognition. Old clips of him reemerged all over Tiktok - encouraging viewers to do what they want and not give a f*ck.
Furthermore, It wouldn’t be a proper Hardstyle article without mentioning Tevvez and Dionysus a.k.a “BabyZyzz” or Caleb’s dominance in the Hardstyle scene. Tevvez is one of the most consistent artists of the Hardstyle wave, with numerous hits such as my personal favorite “Glimmer of Hope,” which encompasses a subtle build-up with a euphoric drop. I’ve never failed a PR in the gym listening to it. Zyzz was a clear inspiration to Tevvez, as he has “Zyzz” written in the majority of the song titles within his discography on youtube. Additionally, Tevvez surprisingly doesn’t use too many samples, whereas most Hardstyle mixes nowadays have a diverse assortment of samples. For example, two of my favorite mixes such as Exhale’s bootleg of “The Show Must Go on” by Queen and The Viper and Endymion’s “How Long” which samples “Otherside” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Dionysus is named after a God in Greek mythology and is also a play on Zyzz’s original claims calling himself a Greek God and encouraging others to become a Greek God. Dionysus accumulated large growth by dedicating his Tiktok page to Zyzz. At first, he posted videos with old clips of Zyzz posing and muzzing with his own Hardstyle tracks in the background. His first few songs including “Everytime We Touch,” “Now You’re Gone” and “Home” immediately caught traction on the platform, and were held on a high-pedestal around the gym community. In fact, “Home” was one of the first Hardstyle tracks I listened to while lifting, and let me tell you - listening to the mix accompanied with my pre-workout felt like I was on meth. Since Dionysus has created a plethora of other intricate beats that feature his unique sound. You can always tell when it’s a Dionysus beat by the initial “It’s Baby F*cking Zyzz” producer tag, og-EDM influence, and heavy kick patterns. These tracks genuinely make you feel on top of the world. It’s almost as if they are immortalizing Zyzz’s legacy and they give you a boost of adrenaline. At first, you may find these songs a little overwhelming, however, that feeling will quickly turn into fascination through the rapid-fire, almost utopian-like sound. If you haven’t yet listened, I strongly encourage you to tune into what Dionysus has to offer.
Check out the interview below and be sure to follow Caleb @BabyZyzz on Instagram and @Baby.Zyzz on Tiktok and listen to his new release “Clen” featuring Yosuf out now on all platforms.
How did you get into producing Hardstyle?
I’ve actually always liked Hardstyle ever since I was little. I used to watch all the Melbourne shuffle compilations when I was like six or seven. One day I was working on music (at the time I was a dubstep dj) and was trying to make an “Everytime We Touch” remix. I was just messing around and made a Lil Texas beat just joking around, slowed it down a little, and realized that I could make it into a bootleg. I then made a quarter of the bootleg and didn’t touch it for another three, four months. I started joining a bunch of Snapchat group chats from Tiktok and was surrounded by more people who liked Hardstyle so I started listening to Hardstyle again. I sent the little bit of the “Everytime We Touch” bootleg that I had to one of the group chats that I was in and there was this one kid named Andrew who was hassling me about finishing it. He stayed on top of my *ss for three days until I finished the entire song. I released it, posted it on Tiktok, and it blew up immediately.
Everyone wanted another one so I released the “Now You’re Gone” bootleg which is a mix of “Now You’re Gone” and “Boten Anna” by Basshunter, mixed into Hardstyle. Once again the song blew up, not as much as “Everytime We Touch,” but the people loved it. Then I realized that I could bring back the old EDM that I like to call the good ole days. Back when EDM was at its peak around 2010. I then set a goal to bring that style of music back with a touch of Hardstyle. For the next song, I didn’t want to do another bootleg and I had to think about the future of my career and how I was really going to get out there. I needed to show the world what I could really do. I then released “Home” and the rest is history.
For those who don’t know: What are the main components to your Hardstyle beats?
You got the kick that drives the bass, the tok (I double layer mine) which brings out the genre and movement into the song, and the melody which gives you the feel of what the song means to somebody. You have different chord progressions that can make it euphoric, upbeat, evil, dark, or emotional. I personally listen to my songs all the way through repeatedly when making them and probably spend thousands of minutes just listening to the song; not even making it because everything has to flow perfectly. If it doesn’t flow the way I want it to or how I envisioned it, I won’t release it.
I usually set two weeks out of the month to rest from music so I have a fresh mind whenever it’s time to get ready to release another song. So every month it’s about 2 or 3 weeks off unless I’m feeling a lot of inspiration or have some big goals that I want to accomplish. My mental health has to come before producing because without good mental health I won’t be in the right mindset to make a quality song.
How has Zyzz impacted your journey?
A lot of people think I idolize Zyzz which isn’t the case at all. I was just in a very dark place in my life where I couldn’t figure out who I was or even what my purpose was. I was really lost. I hated life. I became depressed. I had no self confidence until one day I came across a video of Zyzz. It was a video of him just dancing in front of his computer and I instantly wanted to find out who the guy was because that was the type of sh*t that I would do. I watched his videos and at first didn’t really understand it, but I got stuck watching it because I related so much to him as a person. I stayed up all night until I think 4 in the morning and knew that I didn’t want to be sad anymore, I realized that I was living life wrong. I had full control over my life and what became this prison for me I was finally able to break out of my box which I hadn’t been able to do in a long time. I found myself again. I was confident and I wanted to live life the way I wanted, I didn’t give a f*ck what anybody else thought. I wanted to live the best life I could live. I want to spread Zyzz’s story because I know it can help out others the way it helped me. So like I said I don’t idolize Zyzz, I just look up to him.
It’s like a basketball player looking up to Kobe or MJ. Or a boxer looking up to Muhammad Ali. Or a baseball player looking up to Derek Jeter, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth. It’s no different. I just believe Zyzz doesn’t get the recognition he deserves like the rest of these athletes do.
Who are your inspirations?
Zyzz is an inspiration of mine and a reminder that life is what you make it. If you choose to live a sh*tty life it’s nobody else’s fault, but yours. I started Baby Zyzz because I saw myself in Zyzz and I knew other people would as well. I just wanted to spread his message because of how much it’s impacted my life. His videos brought me out of depression, they showed me how to have confidence again, they made me believe in myself, it made me have hope. Zyzz himself inspired me to quit my 9-5 and if I never quit that job and started focusing on bodybuilding, music, and social media, who knows where I would be today. I’m also inspired by those who are living a more ambitious life than I am.
What can we expect in the future?'
One day Baby Zyzz will have to go away, it’ll stay as a nickname, but I want to be known for who I am. My intention wasn’t ever to blow up like the way I did. I was just a skinny kid who found an OG username and wanted to spread the legacy. I’ll always post the same sh*t and I’ll never change. The only thing that’ll really change is the name. Zyzz was strong about being who we truly are and living the life we’ve always dreamed of. I’ve always wanted to be a DJ touring all around the world. I have to start my own legacy.
Written By Eli Grehn
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REMEMBERING ZYZZ: THE GREATEST MUSZA EVERgrinding - Are you dead bro? All images included.
When Tiesto was headlining Stereosonic, I worked as a videographer at the festival, filming the performances as they had fun and mingled with the crowd. It was a fun job and the only real rule was not to let too many "bros" grab the camera. It seemed like an odd rule until I left the safety of the backstage. Suddenly, I was surrounded by a coliseum of topless heroes, all desperately trying to take pictures. As I walked past a group of shredded robots, one of them pointed to his abs and yelled at me, "Are you mirin bro?!" I ignored it and kept moving, but the adage remained the same and I Googled it later that day. That's when I discovered the messiah of all this madness: Zyzz.
Aziz "Zizz" Shavershian was a 22-year-old bodybuilder, stripper and model from Sydney. He became an internet sensation around 2008, releasing many motivational videos that trace his evolution from a skinny "sad cunt" to a god. He wanted to inspire other young outcasts or outcasts to stop being "sad jerks". Zaise's students, dubbed the Aesthetics Crew, followed his gym-grinding ideology to emulate the "gods" and turn "jelly" (jealous) followers into "mirin"; (admiring) sick cunts.
Aziz 'Zyzz' Shavershyan. All photos are attached.
Zyzz was born in Russia and moved to Sydney in the early 90s. His older brother, Said "Chestbrah" Shavershian, told me that as a child, Zizz was very different from the person he became known for. "[He] went to Marist College High School, studied commerce and at the age of 21 ran a successful protein company," Saeed explained. “But that's nothing compared to the impact he's had on bodybuilding. He was the reason the [International Bodybuilding Federation] introduced male body categories that are more focused on cut for aesthetics rather than big and bulky.”
In a strange way that now seems almost ordinary, Zaiz and his team became Internet celebrities in their 20s, long before Instagram fame was a reality. They were flown all over the country to appear in nightclubs and shows. Some of his YouTube videos have reached 10 million views. In the comment section, fans still refer to him as the "patron saint of ectomorphs" and "manifestation of God's energy."
But it's not only Zayz's titanic ego and his sharp abs that made him a cult figure. He joined the movement long before anyone else even noticed what was happening. See,
Migrant communities have long reveled in identities that connect the culture of their homeland with that of white Australia. But around the mid-2000s, ethnic millennials created an alpha subculture that seemed like something new. It was the Muzza culture - the scene I was born into and truly adored.
Feel good, look good was a concept that was completely ignored by the pre-Zyzz generation of Muzzas. But I think the mantra hit a nerve and explains Zyzz's legendary status. I remember when I was 16 I saw a bunch of Muzzas at Noble Park McDonald's. These guys had absolutely no interest in body image, which probably explains why fast food car parks were a common hangout. Initially, their culture was obsessed with modifying cars, from yellow Holden VL canaries to Japanese imports like Supras or Skylines. They ran the demo at the first sign of rain. Their therapeutic impulse came from pistons, purge valves and chokes.
I remember the first time my older cousin took me to town in his Nissan Skyline R34 to check out the annual Auto Salon show. It was the era of The Fast and the Furious and the cars were insanely painted with names like "Candy Apple". The guys had immaculate long mullets that had been straightened and waxed for hours, wide bodysuits and scantily clad "Maries" (Muzza's female answer) on the sides. There were ravers everywhere, Melbourne shuffling music on makeshift dance floors in front of the car with the loudest subwoofers.
This muzza culture came alive almost every night on Chapel Street. Once an exclusive precinct frequented by models, neighbors and small gamers became home to Chap Lap (i.e. dosing it 'in your hot car down Chapel Street. ) This naturally led Muzzas to fill the main the area's nightclubs, such as the Chasers and the Viper Lounge, rave about the Mustexes.
Anyone who went to a club in Melbourne around the mid-2000s would find themselves surrounded by a sweaty run. sniff T-shirts from Stevie's local label, which cost about $120 each. For those older muzzas, it was fluorescent colors, jersey t-shirts, fanny packs and rosaries (even Muslims wore the rosary without a crucifix) all set to the Hidden Sound System soundtrack.
When Zyzz hit the podium, the scene took on a new aesthetic - before him, being Muzza basically meant being hyper-masculine in an abstract way, modifying and doing things on your car. Zyzz learned this by focusing on applying the same principle when shaping his body. Muzza culture has always been this strange balancing act: extremely metrosexual ideals, the fight against hunger. for violence. Marriage broken in the gym and delirium. In particular, shirtless "Spartan" Muzz rave at outdoor trance festivals, which has given Muzzas their outlet.
I remember the first time I saw one of Zyzz's YouTube videos. His total disdain for Jelly-haters, combined with his sense of heartless honesty, gave him that radiant charisma. Listen to this infamous lecture:
“This is bullshit, Zyzz is not. Everyone has a little Zyzz in them. You're a fucking sick cunt if you want to be a brother! So stop being a sad fucking cunt, okay? Come out, turn on the bitches and just be a fucking sick cunt."
On the web, Zyzz presented the culture of Muzza as a pursuit of self-actualization. But in a scene full of alpha males who could often be isolated, Zyzz made motivational videos that encouraged disenfranchised teenagers to be the best versions of themselves. He trolls haters and makes fun of them with memes, ignoring the seriousness that is so ingrained in professional bodybuilding. And he did all this in a language and tone lifted straight from the migrant suburbs.
RIP Zyzz. All images are attached.
Six years ago, someone told me that Zyzz had died. I remember hoping it was just another internet scam. But it wasn't. In 2011, at the age of 22, Zyzz suffered a heart attack in a sauna while on holiday in Thailand. Half took his death as a warning of anabolic steroid overuse, although an autopsy later revealed a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect. In any case, Zyzz's message to us was never about steroid abuse - it was about using the gym as a therapeutic measure to feel good.
Every year after Zizz's death, the culture I grew up with slowly fades away. The Muzz Dance is probably the last remaining vestige of Zyzz's influence on the restless Muzza culture. A regular feature of most of his videos, he has perfected the arts and encouraged the sport at every local music festival, from Defqon and Stereosonic to Two Tribes.
Today, at most trance events on the fringes, you can still find a few of the last bare-chested hedonists. They worked on their physique and moved all year round just to put on a show for us. We boring viewers who probably want something insipid like music. Their modern Hymopedia, an ancient Spartan celebration where naked youths displayed their athletic prowess through martial dances. The "Aesthetic Brigade" are god-like sculptures performing rituals of war, on a spiritual mission, which are circle dance maneuvers as if they were a tribal rite that can only be learned in the presence or imitation of the icon itself. Or as Zyzz would say:
“You need to go to the gym. You must be a torn cunt. You need to fuck bitches. Fuck you. Because that's what Zyzz cunts do. No more of that sad cunt. We'll all do it bro, that's all. That's what a revolution is."
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ZYZZ. KILLA HILLZ: 2012 was a stellar year in general, everyone only recognized Az. He himself was strongly hooked by his life, speeches, training, even the taste of music changed. He discovered sports for himself, was engaged, spoke like him, a haircut, became just a true fan. It got to the point that I became an admin in the VK group, when it was somewhere around 8k. Few people knew about him, he began to look for information to fill in posts, biography, tracks and just flooded, fans, activity, haters. On other public sites, such as daughters, they began to discuss, repost. Our group simply made the Russphobes known who Zizz is and what he is. After some time, it was 20k, estimate at that time) There were, of course, other publics, but they often copied, but we did it beautifully Right now, the top public in VK is actually fake, the one who often stole information and posted the same thing 1000 times. I remember Chestbrahu wrote on Facebook, said that there are Russian-speaking heirs, threw him a group, I don’t know if he answered then, but right now I forgot the password FB. Oh, how it hurts me, it's a pity that I can't turn back time. Vlad Aesthetic, Max Shevchenko, Seryoga Boytsov hi Thank you for sharing moments)
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Weird. I was just thinking about it a couple of days ago. Googled it and watched a couple of vids, and then a release about him on GoB (at first I even thought that it just falls into the recommended ones, because I recently watched vids about him. From myself, I’ll say that he is very aesthetic, in the hall (in different halls, I I've been going for 7 years now and I haven't even seen such aesthetic forms as his in ANY of them, so everyone who hates him is just jealous, I'm sure of it.Of course, this is just an opinion and I know that they will start write, like It's you who go to the wrong halls Who to envy? to him, he understood it all himself, so who did he motivate - get motivated
Fucking philosophy, do what you want and get high in life, i.e. if I want to overeat junk food, I can do it, if I want to go on a binge it's also great or if I don't want to play sports, but what the hell society thinks I just dominate sitting on the couch because I can't get up. And to be honest, sports, development, and all achievements are not connected at all with such a way of life and such a philosophy. You need to rest and you need to rest as you want, within the framework of common sense, of course, but rest will not make you better and stronger. Philosophy with a clear contradiction, like I want everything, but I would like everything to be easier
Comments such comments. Someone criticizes the guy, and really for the cause - the schoolchildren furiously stand up for defense, pouring mud on criticism and, moreover, his family. In the end, what happens? A lot of Aziz's fans are juvenile garbage who does not accept criticism and is ready to rooster for any reason and without it? Apparently there is no reason in the circles of fans of this person. Criticism about drugs, lifestyle and killing yourself is appropriate in this case. Yes, the guy is an esthete, but to take as an example his philosophy of life, which he did not even see and did not know much, did not understand - it seems to me so. Strictly my opinion.
He influenced me a lot in his time, especially in the early stages of training in the gym. But after fitness, I went to MMA and now I watch this video with a smile. Remembering your workouts and thoughts. Of course, this is a bright personality, on which many grew up, he set the vector of development for years to come. I partly and still agree with his position. Zizz for me will always be a potentially insanely successful businessman. Many talented guys drink too much, change activities due to lack of money, the same talent, unfortunately, just suddenly, died early.
An interesting video and the general meaning that I got from it: - It is worth thinking again what is better: to be a computer geek and obviously (with a high degree of probability) live a normal life up to 70 years, or to be a bright sports freak and live 22 years (or with a high degree of probability of a quick death) The answer, I think, is obvious and unambiguous, for any living organism (In my case, I consider this video as a warning - it is necessary to reduce to a reasonable intensity the load and the number of visits to the gym)
Actually, he didn't die of a heart attack, his relatives told the general public.