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Meet DJ Trance, a renowned Dutch-born DJ hailing from the northern province of the Netherlands. Raised by an American family in Southern California and later in the Sierra Mountains of Northern California, DJ Trance’s journey through life and music has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Known for his deep love of music and his unwavering dedication to the Underground Rave Scene, DJ Trance left an indelible mark around the globe on all things EDM, House Club and Trance.

Throughout his career, he received numerous accolades and honors:

  • 1999: Named Most Influential DJ in Electronic Music by Corona
  • 2000: Voted World No. 5 DJ and Best Rave DJ by EDM Magazine
  • Artist of the Year, EIN2 Entertainment Industry Network
  • Best DJ Remixer of the Year, World Wide Who’s Who
  • 2001: DJ of the Year, National Club Industry Association of America
  • 2002: Americas Ambassador of Electronic Dance Music Award by Karen Fernandez, Interscope Records
  • 2003: DJ of the Year by OMG Entertainment and Corona
  • 2004: Best DJ/Remix Producer of the Century by Trakheadz, and DJ of the Year by Eden Audio.

Influenced by pioneers like Frankie Bones and fellow ravers Stitch, CherryBomb, and Jaynich, DJ Trance’s heart belonged to Trance music. Over time, he evolved his sound to embrace Vocal Trance, PsyTrance, Happy Hardcore, Electro, House, and even Latin genres like Corridos and Guaracha.

Despite his success, DJ Trance preferred the periphery of the mainstream, often opening new venues across the US and abroad rather than seeking the limelight. He was a resident DJ at iconic venues like the Key Club and Avalon in Los Angeles.

DJ Trance’s discography, including albums like his debut “Trance Nation” (2001) and “The Remixes” (2002), showcased his talent with multiple top singles and high-charting dance hits. He produced over 200 original tracks and 3000 remixes, supported by fellow DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Tiësto, and more.

Beyond music, DJ Trance was a passionate advocate for the Rave community, notably challenging legislation like the Rave Act. His commitment to PLUR (Peace, Love, Unity, Respect) was evident in his pioneering broadcasts and initiatives like PlurLife Radio.

In 2005, tragedy struck with the loss of his closest friend, leading DJ Trance to retreat to Berlin, where he continued to broadcast to a global audience. His legacy lives on through his music and the memories shared by those who knew him.

DJ Trance’s final remix, inspired by an elderly couple’s love story, reflects his deep emotional connection to music and its power to unite generations.

On December 23, 2014, DJ Trance left this world, leaving behind a legacy of music and a message of responsibility and respect. His impact on electronic music and the Rave culture endures, ensuring he remains a legend of his time and beyond.

DJ Trance’s unfinished legacy continues to inspire and resonate worldwide. DJ Trance is a DJ Central Records artist and published by Blue Pie Publishing (ASCAP ) for the world.