Black Sun Empire is a DJ/producer collective based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It was formed by René Verdult, Milan Heyboer and his younger brother Micha Heyboer. They have been making music together since early 1993 but after experimenting with various styles they found their musical direction around 1997, which resulted in the formation of Black Sun Empire. Heavily influenced by releases from the darker labels such as No U Turn, Prototype and Virus, drum’n’bass has been their main focus from then on. As more positive response was coming from around the world, they decided it was time to start their own label ‘Black Sun Empire Recordings’.
The first release on this new imprint came out in October 2002 and held two of their own tracks, the funky dancefloor smasher “The Rat” flipped with the dark techy roller “B’Negative”. Always looking for new talent they spotted some very promising newcomers in the USA (Benjie from LA and ICBM from Florida) and in Oslo they found Rawthang who previously had gotten very little interest with their blend of vocals and dark mash-up style beats and basses. Constant DJ support includes: Ed Rush, Fierce, Tech Itch, Trace, Kemal, Skynet, Dylan, Grooverider, Friction & Cause4Concern and from the USA: Dieselboy, AK1200 & Hive and lots more.