Richard Durand

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Richard Durand
Birth nameRichard van Schooneveld
Also known asCliffhanger, Cyber Human, G-Spott, L.T.R. van Schooneveld, Out Now
Born (1976-04-05) 5 April 1976 (age 45)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Occupation(s)DJ, record producer
Years active2000–present
LabelsBlack Hole Recordings, Magik Muzik, SongBird, Terminal 4

Richard Durand (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈricɑr dyˈrɑnt];[1] born 5 April 1976) is a Dutch Disc jockey and record producer. His real name is Richard van Schooneveld (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈricɑrt fɑn ˈsxoːnəvɛlt])[2]


Starting his career in 2005, Durand was recommended by Tiësto as his 'Tip For The Top in 2007' in DJ Magazine. In that same year he was placed in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll.

His first creations were tech trance singles "Make Me Scream" and "Slipping Away" on the Terminal 4 label, but his real success started with remixes of Tiësto singles "Lethal Industry", "Flight 643" and "Break My Fall", and reworks of The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" and Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" which brought him into the playlist of DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules and Eddie Halliwell.

In 2008, Durand remixed Fragma's "Toca's Miracle" and Armin van Buuren's "In And Out Of Love". His solo productions included "Weep" featuring Skin from Skunk Anansie on vocals, which was signed to Perfecto Records.

In 2009 Durand remixed Art of Trance's "Madagascar" followed by his debut artist album Always The Sun on Magik Muzik / Black Hole Recordings. The album spawned three singles "Into Something", title track "Always The Sun" and "No Way Home".[3]



  • Always the Sun (2009)
  • Wide Awake (2011)
  • Richard Durand Versus The World (2012)
  • The Air We Breathe (2018)

DJ mixes[edit]

  • Portrait (2013)
In Search of Sunrise series


[citation needed]

Year Single Peak positions Album
2005 "Make Me Scream" Non-album singles
2006 "Slipping Away" 62
"Sunhump 2006"
2007 "Any Time"
"For the Believers 2.0"
"Inside My Brain" 70
"Sweep and Repeat" 58
2008 "Ledged Up"
"Predator vs. Cha Cha"
"Weep" 26
2009 "Always the Sun" Always the Sun
"No Way Home"
"Into Something"
"Silver Key"
"Tiger's Apology" Wide Awake
2010 "N.Y.C." (with JES)
"Dryland" (with Phynn)
"Night and Day" (with Christian Burns)
2011 "Explode" (featuring Kash)
"Run to You" (featuring Hadley) Non-album single
2012 "Trancefusion" Richard Durand Versus the World
2014 "Shield Of Faith" (featuring Cynthia Hall) Non-album singles
"In Your Hands" (featuring Fisher)
2018 "The Air I Breathe" The Air We Breathe
2019 "Vortex" (featuring Marco V) Non-album singles
2020 "Malam" (with Dennis Shepherd and Roger Shah)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart



  1. ^ Richard in isolation: [ˈricɑrt].
  2. ^ Van in isolation: [vɑn].
  3. ^ [1] Archived August 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

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