Misja was born on the 21st of January in 1973 in Rotterdam. In 1992 Misja started to buy the records he liked, and his choice was Trance (Progressive House).
Misja started to play at parties he organized together with a friend in Rotterdam. In the mean time he became friends with DJ Tiësto, who was already a well known DJ in Holland, and he gave Misja the chance to mix his own CD. “In Trance We Trust 001” which was released in September 1998 on Black Hole Recordings. This CD was well sold in The Netherlands, Israel and Norway, which resulted in many dj bookings in these countries.
After a year Misja was looking for more than just a CD so he started his own sub-label at a record company in Rotterdam. In December 1999 his first CD on his own label was finished and called “The Creation – Day One”. This was the first CD in a series of seven.
In the mean time his name was getting bigger in Scandinavia, and so did the venues he played at. In October 1999 in Denmark and April 2001 in Norway he played on Hyperstate (Inner city of Scandinavia).
Because of his success he was asked in August 2000 to do the number 10 of the successful CD compilation Forbidden Paradise. One month later the second part of his own CD series was released, “The Creation – Day Two”.
In 2000 Misja started to invest in a studio at home and the first result was a remix of the Inkfish track Orange Envelope together with Alpha Breed.
In August 2001 a whole new record company was born. Gesture Music. Together with Roland K (San Project, 2 men strong) and Maarten v Oosten (Orientalist), Misja started his real dream. Misja’s first release at his company was be “Misja Helsloot – First Second” in September 2002. This release was played a lot by Paul Van Dyk. In the summer of 2002 Misja played at all major festivals in The Netherlands like Extrema, Love Fields and Dance Valley.
Misja’s name was steadily rising, both as DJ and producer. Several remixes were made, and he had the honors to record the Impulz theme song, A Different World, on his own First Second label. New mix-cd’s were released: Capital and (back to were it all began) ITWT 007.
And DJ bookings brought Misja around the globe: from the Cocorico in Italy to the Opium Garden in Miami to The Dome in Tell Aviv, and back home to major gigs such as Impulz, Dance Valley and the end party of the FFWD Dance Parade in Rotterdam.
In 2004, a new highlight was added to Misja’s career. Ten thousands of party people saw him opening the Mainstage at Trance Energy.