DJ Zany

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Background information
Birth nameRaoul van Grinsven
Born (1974-05-11) 11 May 1974 (age 48)
Beek en Donk, Netherlands
  • DJ
  • Producer
Years active1998–present

Raoul van Grinsven (known more commonly as DJ Zany or Zany; born 11 May 1974) is a disc jockey[1] and former member of Shadowlands Terrorists, now specialising in hardstyle. He is currently the owner of Fusion Records.

Zany's 2002 song Be On Your Way has been used as the "Walk on" music for professional darts player Ted Hankey.[2]


Zany lives in Veldhoven, near Eindhoven. After training as a chef, Zany worked for ten years in an Eindhoven record store. He started as a producer of techno and trance before he started focusing on hardstyle. He has toured abroad both with the Shadowlands Terrorists and performing under his own name.[3]

From 2001, using a variety of pseudonyms, Zany produced EPs and remixes for the Fusion label.

In 2002, Zany started a project under the name Donkey Rollers, which was aired at the Defqon.1 Festival as an act in 2005.[4]

In 2005, Zany gained third place at the Dutch Dance Awards.[5]


Release Alias Label Year
Be On Your Way Zany Fusion Records 2002
Rock The Beatz Zany Fusion Records 2002
Hectik / In My Mind Zany Fusion Records 2002
Sky High / Funk Bass Zany Fusion Records 2003
House Muzik / Razzia! Zany Fusion Records 2004
Pillzz / Forentic Zany Fusion Records 2004
Xpander / Tekno Zany Fusion Records 2004
Dissin' / Our Power Zany vs Duro Fusion Records 2005
Pure / Sky High (Technoboy Remix) Zany Fusion Records 2005
Science & Religion Zany Q-Dance 2005
Thugs / Freakz Zany Fusion Records 2005
Deep Inside / Feel The Drumz Zany Fusion Records 2005
Front 2 Back / Wise Guys Zany & Tatanka Fusion Records 2006
Midnight The Beholder Meets Zany Seismic 2006
What U Need Isaac & Zany X-Rate 2006
Widowmaker / Spunk Zany Fusion Records 2006
Back Again / Hasta La Pasta Zany & Duro Dutch Master Works 2007
Volt / Inflator Zany Fusion Records 2007
Annihilating / Who Wants This Zany Meets The Beholder Fusion Records 2007
Nothing Else Matters / Fever Zany & DV8 Fusion Records 2007
Euphoria / Fear Reigns Today The Beholder Meets Zany Seismic 2008
The Fusion Of Sound Zany Fusion Records 2008
The Fusion Of Sound - Album Sampler 1 Zany Fusion Records 2008
The Fusion Of Sound - Album Sampler 2 Zany Fusion Records 2009
The Fusion Of Sound - Album Sampler 3 Zany Fusion Records 2009
Vision Zany & DV8 Fusion Records 2009
Do You Want Heavy Zany & The Beholder Fusion Records 2009
Maximum Force (Defqon.1 Australia Anthem 2009) Zany Q-dance 2009
Fruxaq / Huwex Zany & Dozer Fusion Records 2010
Mr.Monster Zany Fusion Records 2010
To Protect & Serve Zany & The Beholder TiLLT! Records 2010
The Great Zany Show Zany Fusion Records Special 2010
Paranoid / Diffusion / Diavoli Zany & Noisecontrollers Fusion Records 2010
Psychedelic Trip Zany Fusion Records 2010
Bang The Bass Zany & Brennan Heart Fusion Records 2010
Ghoulish Delight Zany Fusion Records 2011
Oldskool / Tanz Electrik (The R3bels Remix) Zatox & Zany Italian Hardstyle 2011
Remix Pack Zany Fusion Records 2011
Again We Will Rise / Act Of Rage Zany & The Beholder Fusion Records 2011
Son Of Torture Zany & Ran-D feat. Nikkita Fusion Records 2011
World On Fire Zany & DV8 Fusion Records 2011
Sound Intense City (Decibel Anthem 2011) Zany & Max Enforcer Ft. MC DV8 Gold Records 2011
Symphonic Feedback (Titan Remix) Zany Fusion Records 2011
Worship Zany Fusion Records 2011
Squared Zany Fusion Records 2012
Lonely Dark Zany & Nitrouz Fusion Records 2012
Distorted (B-Front Remix) Zany & DV8 Fusion Records 2012
Planet Zany Zany Fusion Records 2012
Causing Hysteria Zany Fusion Records 2013
Redeeming Light Zany & B-Front Fusion Records 2013
Quakers Zany & Frequencerz Fusion Records 2013
Dikke Vette Bassplaat ZaZaFront (Zany / DV8 / B-Front) Q-Dance 2016


  1. ^ "Programmes - Kutski, Zany Guest Mix & DJ Promo Hardest Record". BBC Online. BBC - BBC Radio 1. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  2. ^ Ted Hankey walk on... Be on your way!, retrieved 2022-08-04
  3. ^ "Zany, de nuchtere Brabander die zijn passie met liefde opdient · interview". (in Dutch). 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
  4. ^ Elzendoorn, Bart (2017-05-10). "Donkey Rollers al 15 jaar geliefd bij fans én artiesten". This Is Our House (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-08-04.
  5. ^ redactie (2005-10-28). "Tiësto wederom verkozen tot beste dj". Entertainment Business (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-08-04.

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