Menno de Jong

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Menno de Jong
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Menno de Jong
Background information
Also known as Myth, Halcyon, Sayla, Solar Express (with Leon Bolier)
Born (1984-03-17) 17 March 1984 (age 30)
Origin Netherlands
Genres Trance
Website http://www.mennodejong.com/

Menno de Jong (born 17 March 1984) is primarily known as a trance DJ and producer with an international following. Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, de Jong was interested in music — classical as well as modern — at a young age. His production & remix career has seen him record for some of Europe’s biggest trance labels and has owned the Dutch independent label Intuition Recordings. A Podcast pioneer, he’s produced and presented the much respected and widely-syndicated Intuition Radio show and current Menno de Jong's Cloudcast. Menno has performed with some of the biggest names in the Trance industry, including Paul van Dyk, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren and more. He has also performed at some of the world's biggest festivals such as Tomorrowland, Mystery Land, Amnesia in Ibiza, and Love Parade in Berlin.

Life and career[edit]

Born into a musical family, it took very little time for Menno to start experimenting with the array of synths corralled in his father’s studio.[2] As with studio production Menno also dabbled in DJing from an early age. At 17 he progressed from school discos & friends parties to a two-year residency at an underground club in Eindhoven. By just 20 years old he threw himself into music nearly full-time, juggling his busy schedule with his studies at university.

He first established himself as a producer with the release of "Guanxi" on the British label Anjunabeats in 2004. Later that year he released a few additional productions: "Second Thoughts" as Sayla on Dedicated Holland, "Watermark" as Halcyon on Captured Music, and "Millionfold" as Myth on Remark Records. The success of these initial productions inspired de Jong to found his own label, Intuition Recordings. Intuition made its debut in 2005, and the second release on the label was de Jong's own "Tundra." Like "Guanxi" and "Second Thoughts" before it, "Tundra" proved popular within the trance community and was championed by many of the style's leading DJs, including Tiesto and Armin van Buuren. Successive releases such as "Spirit", "Last Light Tonight" and "Better World" followed, as did numerous remixes for "Mark Otten - So Serene", "Karen Overton - Your Loving Arms" and the classic "Hydra - Affinity". He went on to perform at clubs all over the world as well as at dance music festivals such as Trance Energy, Mysteryland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Global Gathering, Nature One and others. Around the birth of his label Menno de Jong also started periodical radio broadcasts, first under the header of the Intuition Radio Show, and later as the Menno de Jong Cloudcast. In 2007 he released his first official mix CD, Intuition Sessions: South Africa, which showcased his label. In 2010 the second volume themed Rio de Janeiro was released, showcasing the broad style of trance heard in his DJ sets. Numerous successful releases have followed in his career, tracks such as "Turtle Paradise", "Place In The Sun" featuring the vocals of Ellie Lawson and the more laid back "Everything" received continued support from DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery and others. In order to focus on music production and touring Menno de Jong concluded the label manager chapter of his life and put a full stop behind Intuition Recordings at the end of 2011.

Since then he has continued his efforts to release quality trance with tracks such as "Never Lose The Magic", "Signals" ft. Kristina Sky and remixes for "Chris Porter - The Sky At Night" and trance contemporary "John O'Callaghan ft. Ria - I'll Follow".

Discography[edit]

Singles

Menno de Jong & Stereojackers Vs. Mark Loverush & Shelley Harland - Connected Label: Magik Muzik

Creatures of the Night Label: In Trance We Trust

Any Other Day Label: In Trance We Trust

Never Lose The Magic / Lightning Strike Label: Intuition Recordings

Signals ft. Kristina Sky Label: Intuition Recordings

Place In The Sun ft. Ellie Lawson Label: Intuition Recordings

Stardust Label: Intuition Recordings

Turtle Paradise Label: Intuition Recordings

Everything Label: Intuition Recordings

Ancient Mysteries Label: Intuition Recordings

Sunset in Rio Label: Intuition Recordings

Bambino Label: Intuition Recordings

Acapulco Heat Label: Intuition Deep

Better World Label: Intuition Deep

Last Light Tonight ft. Leon Bolier Label: Intuition Deep

Mad World ft. Mark Otten Label: Intuition Deep

Solid State ft. Re:locate Label: Intuition Recordings

Nolthando Label: Intuition Recordings

Menno de JOng pres. Myth - Sjamaan / Orbit / Sparkles Label: Fundamental Recordings

Re:Locate ft. Menno de Jong - Spirit Label: Galactive

Solar Express - Magma / Momentum (with Leon Bolier) Label: Galactive

Tundra Label: Intuition Recordings Other Versions: Fierce Dub, Mark Otten Energetic Remix

Sayla - Majestic Label: Dedicated Recordings Other Version: Arizaon vs. Passiva Remmix

Menno de Jong pres. Halcyon - Watermark Label: Captured Music Other Version: Inner & Outer Remix

Sayla - Second Thoughts Label: Dedicated Recordings Other Version: Octagen Remix

Myth - Millionfold Label: Remark Recordings Other Version: Markus Schulz Remix

Guanxi Label: Anjunabeats Other Version: Super8 Remix

Mix Compilation Albums

Fuel 2013 - Mixed by Menno de Jong Label: Black Hole Recordings

Intuition Sessions Volume 2 - Rio de Janeiro Label: Intuition Recordings

Intuition Sessions Vol. 1 - South Africa Label: United Recordings / Intuition Recordings

Remixes

Svenson & Gielen - Beauty of Silence (Menno de Jong 2013 Remix) Label: High Contrast Recordings

John O'Callaghan ft. Ria - I'll Follow (Menno de Jong Remix) Label: Subculture

Chris Porter - The Sky At Night (Menno de Jong Remix) Label: Borderline Music

Alex M.O.R.P.H. ft. Simon - Regrets (Menno de Jong Interpretation) Label: Vandit Records

Karen Overton - Your Loving Arms (Menno de Jong Durban '06 Mix) Label: Supra Recordings

Alliance - Distant Planet (Menno de Jong Interpreation) Label: Selective

Mark Otten - So Serene (Menno de Jong Heading South Dub Mix) Label: Armind

Spiral Story - Spiral Story (Menno de Jong Remix) Label: Enhanced Recordings

The Thrillseekers Pres. Hydra - Affinity (Menno de Jong Remix) Label: Adjusted Music

Octagen & Progresia - First Horizon (Menno de Jong Remix) Label: Surface

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