Unfortunatly the jumpstyle buzz reached a commercial peak time high, resulting in a great downfall for the scene afterwards. Pieter (that time still operating under his own name, Pieter Leijten) took the available time to focus on a new step in his musical journey: producing. And with new productions came the idea to switch name into Dustin Hertz. The Dustin Hertz alias was born.
It was also around that time freestyle music got highlighted. And since it has a great connection with all those Jumpstyle classics, the game was back on! Still playing sets at clubs and festivals, Dustin more and more integrated own bootlegs and productions. This wasn’t without notice. Nowadays Dustin’s releases are being released on several labels like Basic Movements, Baby's Back, SWG Music and his own DHZ Music. His tracks are being played by the big names in the scene and topping the hardstyle.com charts from time to time. Performance wise his track records covers festivals like Decibel Outdoor, Intents, The Qontinent, Sunrise, Bass Events Outdoor, Daylight, Bassrulers and many more to come!