トランスシーンのレジェンド Johan Gielen。 17歳の時にオランダのクラブでデビュー。 Airscape名義で 1999年に「 L'Esperanza」を世界的ヒットをさせた後、 Svenson & Gielen名義で 2000年に「 The Beauty of Silence」、 2001年に「 Twisted」、 2004年に「 SOSEI」を それぞれ大ヒットさせ、 2006年には Black Hole Recordingsからデビューアルバム「 Revelations」をリリース。 DJ MAGランキングは 2002年は 50位、 2003年には 24位、 2004年には 28位、 2005年には 57位と 4年連続でランクイン。 絶頂期に「 Velfarre（ヴェルファーレ )で 2年間レジデント DJとして活躍し数々の伝説を残してきた。
本場ヨーロッパでもその伝説は今なお生き続け、 2017年には Tomorrowlandのトランスステージを“ Trance Classics"としてプロデュース。 2018年 7月 21にも開催し、そのステージでは今回共演を果たす Rank 1をゲストに迎えている。
今回、 2013年以来 2度目の agefarre出演で、進化する伝説を解き放つ !!
Johan Gielen is universally recognised as a pioneer and legend of the global trance scene. The word “legend” is at times thrown around too freely these days, but in the world of dance music the Johan Gielen name is engrained deep into the DNA of the trance genre – 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”. There’s barely a big stage that hasn’t been graced by Johan’s presence and standout performances over the years – 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’). The studio inspiration and output remains as strong as ever today, with late 2016 releases including a remix package of ‘Flash’ and a new Airscape single ‘Right Here’ featuring Betsie Larkin on vocals. During the 25 year career of Johan Gielen countless artists have risen and fallen, yet very few have stayed the course . The secret to Johan Gielen’s enduring success is his commitment and consistency within the scene he loves. 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! There’s no better artist to deliver a Trance Classics set than Johan Gielen and he’s delighted to deliver the sounds that the fans demand – the Johan Gielen Trance Classics concept is booming in clubland and festival stages are planned for 2018. Johan also delivers Volume 4 of his popular Trance Classics compilation series on the High Contrast label last October. Moving into 2018 there will be further new productions with the Johan Gielen name being used to deliver the classic trance sounds, while his Airscape alter ego will be cutting a new edge to the trance scene that Johan has been shaping for over two decades now.
Johan Gielen is Trance – “Mr Trance Energy”!