Born on the 2nd of August in 1973, Reyn grew up in a village called Katwijk aan Zee situated at the coast of Holland. Reyn's musical career began with classical piano lessons at a young age. He later attended 'HAVO Voor Muziek en Dans' in Rotterdam, a school that specialised in music and ballet alongside conventional curricular schooling. At HAVO, Reyn studied piano and applied electronics (studio-engineering and synthesizer-programming). Around the same time (1988 to 1991), Ouwehand also composed video game chip music for the Commodore 64 and Amiga home computers.