Whats the most important thing to know about Johan Gielen? That he mixes deep melodic trance with a twist of progressive and techhouse? That he was born in 1968 in the Belgium town of Mol or that he put his first record on the turntable at the age of 17? Or perhaps its that he established himself as a producer under the disguise of Airscape and remixed for the likes of Boy George, Delirium, Tiësto, Chicane and Safri Duo?
Then again, there’s that debut album ‘Beauty of Silence’ which he pieced together with his mate and co-producer Sven Maes to rave reviews. And, as if that wasnt enough, theres the fact that in 2002 he saw his name entering the top 50 in the highly acclaimed DJ Magazine Top 100? What could possibly be more important?
Lets get real, if you should know only one fact about this man it’s that this guy actually swims with dolphins! Were not sure what influence this has had but it must have been a positive one netting over thirty-five thousand fish-faced punters recently at the Amsterdam Arena soccer stadium and over fourty-five thousand at Dance Valley. From Las Vegas to Auckland, Ibiza to Vancouver, Gielen proves himself time and time again. And with the third part of his successful ‘Recorded’ series being released thru Dutch ID&T Records very soon, you’ll be able to see for yourselves why this guy is one of the top trance DJs in the world.