Johan Gielen is universally recognised as a pioneer and legend of the global trance scene. He’s a founding father of the sound as a producer and DJ, an inspiration to fans and peers alike, and remains a highly energised and influential driving force in the scene today.
When the global trance movement was arguably at the peak of its powers in the 2000’s Johan Gielen ranked as high as #24 in the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll and, to this day, is the only DJ to have performed 15 consecutive times at Trance Energy, the most celebrated of all trance festivals during this era, gaining him the nickname of ‘Mr Trance Energy’. Tomorrowland, Sensation, Dance Valley, Godskitchen, Electronic Family, Mysteryland, Sunrise are just a handful of highlights.
As a producer, Johan Gielen has been creating both club classics and crossover anthems since the dawn of trance music. As a solo artist the pinnacle was surely his massive ‘Revelations’ album, but he’s also the key member of famed collaboration projects such as Svenson & Gielen (hit singles including ‘The Beauty Of Silence’ / ‘Twisted’) and Airscape (‘Pacific Melody’ / ‘L’Esperanza’).
He was adorned with the nickname ‘Mr Trance Energy’ by his fans and he’s stayed true to the genre he loves – the Johan Gielen name is synonymous with trance and he’s mighty proud of it.