Michael Coninx aka Hermanez was born in Genk, Limburg in Belgium. From a very early age his passion for music was apparent and when he began to DJ, that passion developed more and more. His first club appearance came at the tender age of 17 Together with a number of like-minded friends, Hermanez began to play at small parties in and around Limburg, where over time he developed his style and sound. His profile quickly started to grow as his sets found favour with his friends and peers. As things progressed, he moved into bigger parties, events and clubs in Belgium.