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DJ and musician Inquisitive blows the mind of K-pop fans, producing heavy-hitting Asian-inspired dance music.
K-pop has been taking the world by storm with its catchy tunes, unique fashion, and unparalleled performances. In the midst of it all, there’s a rising star who’s been blowing the minds of K-pop fans with his electrifying beats and soundscapes. Meet Inquisitive, the DJ and music producer who’s been shaking up the scene with his innovative sound, leaving fans hungry for more.
Born Leon Lucas Ho, Inquisitive is a fast-rising hard dance DJ and producer from southeast Asia. His unmatched musical sound combines modern hard dance with Asian and Chinese influences. His show visuals also reflect southeast Asian elements, earning him massive influence among his followers.
As an artist, it’s necessary to create a unique and authentic brand to set yourself apart. A master of his craft, Inquisitive has scaled the heights to become the first Singaporean hard dance artiste to hit one million streams on Spotify with his independent release “DIVINE YASHA”. He is also widely known for his hard-hitting, high-octane DJ sets and viral remixes of K-pop songs like BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love,” which has garnered over 5 million plays worldwide.
Everyone has the potential to attain success, provided they are willing to put in the effort to turn their dreams into reality. You must carve out your path and take the necessary steps to make it happen. Armed with sheer hard work and determination, Inquisitive is undoubtedly making his mark in the DJ scene. His mixing prowess has seen him travel and play in various countries, including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States of America. During his international tours, Inquisitive has had an opportunity to spin at several well-known clubs, thrilling the multitudes with his unique blend of hard dance and hard-style remixes of popular K-Pop hits.
Inqisitive’s work ethic and skills have seen him bag multiple awards, including being a three-time Singapore DMC Championships winner, top 12 world finalist in the DMC ‘World DJ Championships’ in 2008, top eight world finalist in the DMC ‘Battle for World Supremacy’ in 2006, and champion for the ‘Zouk/Phuture’ DJ battle in May 2007. Well known for K-pop and mandopop remixes, he has signed many of his tracks to some of the top hardstyle labels in the world, including Dirty Workz and Yellow Claw’s Barong Family.
In every challenge, you need to persevere and remain committed to your cause to achieve your goal. “One of my biggest challenges was getting rejected by multiple record labels and being told that my tracks were not good enough,” shares Inquisitive. However, he persevered, remained steadfast, and worked towards growing as an artist to make it happen. He adds, “I also had ‘friends’ who did not support my work and doubted me. I eventually cut them out, stayed true to my craft, and continued to work towards my end goal: to be the best hard dance producer from Southeast Asia.”
According to Inquisitive, you need to have a game plan and work towards it, no matter your obstacles. There will be naysayers or situations that might discourage you, and there will certainly be setbacks along your path. Nevertheless, Inquisitive advises that the most important thing is to never stop trying. “No matter the ‘fails,’ do not give up and keep preserving,”.
In the coming years, Inquisitive aspires to be the hard dance artist to put Singapore on the map and become a household name that tours in more countries. He also plans to spread Asian-inspired hard dance music across the world and build a community that is united through hard dance.