Origin:
Mol, Belgium
Decades:
1968-present

Johan Gielen is a trance artist, DJ, and remixer. He was born on 23 February 1968 in the town of Mol, Belgium. Gielen is an easily recognizable name in the Netherlands. Johan started DJ'ing at the age of 17 in his home country of Belgium, and during the latest 15 years has built up an international fame spinning as a DJ in Japan, Australia, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, England, Northern Ireland, Israel, North Cyprus and now also as resident DJ at Club Gorgeous in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Besides DJ'ing, Johan is a trance producer working with partner Sven Maes. Johan and Sven are behind European smash hits from Airscape, Balearic Bill, Des Mitchell, Abnea, Svenson & Gielen. Furthermore, they are well known for their remixing skills which can be heard on productions by Chicane, Delerium, Vengaboys, Tiƫsto, Scooter, Boy George a.o. They have proven that they are also capable of creating commercial dance hits, after finishing a single for Alice DeeJay.

After nearly two years of warming up the Saturday night party people by broadcasting his weekly radio show "Lift Off" on ID&T, he decided to leave the station in favor of Fresh FM where he hosts a weekly show called "In Session" every Saturday from 21:00 to 23:00 CET.

In 2005 Gielen was rated along with dozens of other internationally known DJs. At that time Paul Van Dyk claimed the number one position and Gielen was placed at number 57 (in the world)