details: Dutch DJ/producer JOOP has already cemented his place at the top level of international trance. The man whose tough, progressive tech-trance style has set dance floors on fire the world over is now proving to be a titan in the studio as much as behind the decks. The Netherlands, then Europe, now the States, Asia and Australia have all fallen under his spell ? and when you hear his tracks or see him play, it comes as no surprise.
Since the tender age of 13, dance music has been an all-consuming passion for JOOP. Progressing from a residency in his hometown to some of the biggest venues and festivals in the world, his sound pushes the boundaries, leaving audiences in awe. His production work is in constant demand, with the biggest names permanently featuring him at the front of their CD wallets.
It was his first four tracks that bought him to global attention. ?Act Of God?, ?The World/Another World? and ?Sonsuz? instantly established him as a producer of great skill and were hammered by the great and the good. As with any talent, everybody wanted a piece, and remixes soon followed for the likes of Leon Bolier (Lyra), Splitscreen (Boomblasta), Activa (Genetic) and Love Never Dies (Moonbeam v.s. Tyler Michaud feat. Fisher). With backing from one of the most highly respected and credible imprints in The Netherlands, High Contrast, JOOP is, with no exaggeration, the name on everybody?s lips.
In 2002 he was chosen to mix the prestigious Trance Energy compilation, one of the most awesome festivals in his homeland and indeed the world, it was to be the start of a beautiful relationship. Playing for Trance Energy, as well as other iconic events such as Mysteryland, Sensation, Innercity to name but a few, the JOOP sound began to spread. When the organisers of Trance Energy handpicked his epic track ?The Future? as their official anthem for 2007, it was the stamp of approval that many feel had been long overdue. Performing ?The Future? live on the main stage as the centrepiece of the night, it was clear for all to see ? JOOP had arrived. After the great success of ?The Future? High Contrast Recordings (the label where JOOP is signed) asked him to mix the ?High Contrast...presents...? album. Again JOOP showed his skills as a musical talent, which is not only producing and doing a set at the most prestigious events of the world, but also having the profession to mix a double-CD album containing the best trance tracks at that moment.
But this is by no means a man content to sit on his laurels. His remix for Santiago Nino, ?Spark/Re-Charge? was picked up by DJ Preach?s Relic Recordings and made some major waves and his tracks ?Hold On? and ?3008? received support from A-lists artists.
With his diary bulging and his studio a sensation, JOOP is proving himself an artist who grabs hold of every opportunity that crosses his path. This is trance at its finest ? this is JOOP!