The hard dance scene in Belgium is still mainly male-oriented, but the now 21-year-old Mandy Praet brings there gradually changing. At the moment it's just about the only woman from Belgium who was her ‘little man’ in the world of hard dance. Barely six years ago, she was a first time behind the turntables in, for example, Cherry Moon. It was the start of a career that only goes steeply uphill. “I am always involved with music and my father was a dj so maybe there was always something in my blood,” laughs Mandy. She is just back from a weekend commute between France, the Netherlands and home to Gent. “On my fifteenth I stopped with school and I made a conscious choice to live for the music. It was obvious that certainly not at that age, but I wanted to make full go for it. And finally, I have never regretted.”
Ghent dj Mandy Praet (21) international breakthrough: quit school on my 15th and still not regret
Gent On her 15th birthday, she decided to quit school to pursue her music career. With success, because the now 21-year-old dj Mandy Praet from Ghent throws cur
16 April 2019 Tuesday 09:01
Gent On her 15th birthday, she decided to quit school to pursue her music career. With success, because the now 21-year-old dj Mandy Praet from Ghent throws currently high eyes. Her album ‘Raggadrop were already 15 million views on Youtube, they made an official remix of the hit single ‘Jackie Chan’ by dj Tiesto, went to the Alps for the first edition of Tomorrowland Winter and signs present for holland's biggest dance festival Defqon.1. “I keep dreaming, of the mainstage of Tomorrowland, for example.” Behind-the-scenes guides Platform from Turnhout in belgium, the young dj in her musical career.