Hans Smit has been involved in the music industry since the very early days. Apart from DJing and running events, he was in charge of one of Holland's primary hardcore outlets, Mid-Town Records Amsterdam, for almost a decade. When Art of Dance acknowledged his potential, they took him under their wings and now for the last five years, Hans has been responsible the organization's concept development, and marketing and implementation of events like Masters of Hardcore, Dominator Festival, Syndicate, Free Festival. The past year, all of these events again have seen a steady growth. Meanwhile, Art of Dance have been very active in spreading the hardcore gospel around the world.