After a few years of experience in the studio and behind the decks, Rick Buijtenhek explored different styles of dance music. He started his career under the "Rick Mitchells" alias after he was asked to do a remix for the well known trance duo W&W. He teamed up with Bas van Essen for this project and from out of the blue, it became a bigger success than they ever expected.
After this, Rick went back into the studio to produce "Raptor" together with Bas and this became his real breaktrough in the scene. It got signed at Armada's newest sublabel "Mainstage Music" and this was the beginning of a very successful career. Whith tracks like "Sub Zero" and "JinXed" he got support from the biggest names in the scene like Hardwell, W&W, Zedd, Ferry Corsten, Porter Robinson and many more.