Maarten De Jong biography
Born in Holland in 1982 Maarten developed his passion for dance music at the tender age of 10. Listening to (and highly motivated by) the ‘Turn up the Bass’ compilations, it gave him the inspiration to start producing music on his Amiga 500. Aged just 15 Maarten took to the decks, spinning music on his then belt drive turntables. Becoming one of the youngest resident DJs in Holland he played in local clubs and began networking with other DJs and producers. From there he embarked on his production career, releasing his first track ‘Massive’ brought with it a quick-fire raft of support from DJs including Tiësto, Armin and Paul van Dyk. ‘Mono’, which was released in 2008 on Sander van Doorn’s Doorn Records scored a No.1 slamdunk on Beatport’s chart. And his latest track ‘ID’ has also become a fully-fledged roof raiser - one which gained support from Dave Dresden, Ferry Corsten and Marco V amongst others. Though some have tried it’s simply not possible to pigeonhole Maarten’s studio sound into one neat electronic music style. It’s very much his own unique creation and one that in a short space of time has delivered a big statement to the international music scene. Maarten’s studio skill has also resulted in several highly-lauded remixes for luminaries like Ronski Speed, Talla 2XLC, Cor Fijneman, David Forbes & Rapid Eye. His rewiring of Perpetuous Dreamer’s ‘The Sound of Goodbye’ was seized upon by its original producer, Armin van Buuren and given full support during his ‘Imagine 2008 world tour’. In the production pipeline is a new release ‘Antarctica’, as well as a highly inspired a co-op with rising Irish stars Timmy & Tommy. With his ‘Solid Sessions’ radio show Maarten combines his sound into a highly energetic and eclectic mix, which finds its own diverse style every month. It also gives him the opportunity to experiment with his own forthcoming tracks, while reaching a broad span of electronic music fans right around the world. The ‘Solid Sessions’ show is now broadcast by several radio stations worldwide. Maarten is now also an accomplished deck-wrecking DJ. As he always says: “Every day is a different day!” Electro, techno, minimal and trance - he plays them all, weaving them into his own mind-blowing mix. Whichever way they go, each set has always has ‘Maarten de Jong’ stamped all over it!!!