Ives got to know the art of MC-ing when he was 15. He went to his first Hardcore party “Thunderdome @ the Antwerp sports palace”. When he entered the big hall he learned that is not only a DJ that makes the crowd move there was this guy on stage next to the DJ with a mic. This guy was pumping up the people making them go even more crazy with every word he said. Ives knew then that’s what he wanted to be “a crowd pleaser” a master of ceremony or as everyone calls him, Ives wanted to be an MC.
His big idol was and still is MC Jercky. As Hardcore went more underground he started to listen to Hip hop and got addicted to the lyrics of Tupac and Eminem. In 2005 he came in contact with Hardstyle and when he heard the MC’s again he was determined to become an MC . Practising on recorded live sets of hardstyle DJ’s he got more and more in to it.
In 2008 came his big break he got in contact with DJ Re-Act. Who gave him a chance to perform for his first time . Bassfase lose control was his first performance as an MC. @ Bassfase he met again with the music he had in his heart “Hardcore!” The name MC Reign started to spread. With bookings for clubs and events as Cherrymoon, Bassfase, ClubX, The Oh!… this artist will rock every event and style he comes across.