Maarten de Jong is the multi talented DJ/Producer from Eindhoven in the Noord-Brabant region of Holland. Resident on Paul Van Dyk’s Vandit Records and being recognised as one of the most widely supported and consistent tech trance producers of his generation is just the tip of the iceberg for this Dutch tech master. MDJ continues to spread his energetic, explosive sound and performance across the planet therefore making him a must see artist on the global club/festival circuit.
Born in Papendrecht in 1982, Maarten clearly had a passion for music is his early teens. He gained inspiration from the renowned ‘Turn up the Bass’ compilations. At the age of just 15 he took to the decks on his belt drive turntables. Quickly grasping the art of DJing, Maarten then went on to become one of the youngest DJs in Holland, playing in local clubs around his homeland. He gained invaluable experience and built networks with other DJs and producers at the same time.
At the age of 17 he decided to venture into music production, learning how to produce and releasing some early tracks before the Dutch trance sound exploded in the late 1990s. This was followed up by a raft of support from three of the most respected names in the dance scene Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and Tiesto on his debut tech trance monster in 2007 named ‘MASSIVE’. His track ‘ID’ echoed this support, gaining huge support most notably from Ferry Corsten and Marco V. Maarten also had a younger John O’Callaghan remix his track ‘Mono’ for Sander Van Doorns DOORN on their rise toward the trance hierarchy. These tracks cemented Maarten’s place on Dutch giant Spinnin Records, where he went on to release a barrage of speaker freakers that found their way into the sets of Tiesto and the rest of the international big hitters, Maarten was even invited to do a guestmix for Tiesto’s Club Life Radio Show.
In 2009, Maarten felt compelled to rework Coldplay’s international hit ‘The Scientist’. This rework smashed the world in huge events all over, gaining him even more international recognition from his music peers and making it into Ferry Corsten’s setlist for his BBC Radio One Essential Mix.
The last few years have saw Maarten’s stock continually rise with tracks like ‘Anti Flu’ on Paul van Dyk’s ‘Gatecrasher Anthems’ compilation echoing this sentiment. Without forgetting his Djing exploits on line ups in Poland, Germany, Scotland, Beruit, Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Republic of Ireland and his native Holland, demonstrating why he is on the way to becoming the next superstar product coming off the seemingly never ending conveyor belt of Dutch talent.
All of this is complemented by his rapidly growing brand ‘Fully Loaded’, an online radio show with future plans in the pipeline for a ‘Fully Loaded’ event concept. Maarten’s renowned ‘Fully Loaded’ radio show, which is aired on a weekly basis via DI.FM is a 1 hour radio show of tech house, techno, progressive, tech-trance, pure trance and beyond, intelligently crafted, hosted and mixed by the man himself. The show has listeners from a multitude of countries on every continent.
Fresh in 2012, following on from tracks ‘Tetra/Rush’ and the collaboration with his good friend Artento Divini called ‘Ram-B65/Hashtag’, Maarten has just released another massive smash in the form of his edgy ‘Raw/Messier’ on Vandit Records. Since becoming a Vandit resident he has numerous new releases on route including ‘Lancelot/Volt’ and in 2013 his remix for ‘Paul Van Dyk feat Austin Leeds – Symmetries’ plus more collaboration bonbs with the Vandit head honcho who named Maarten de Jong as his breakthrough DJ/producer in the DJ MAG TOP 100 2012. After closing for Paul Van Dyk during the Evolution World Tour at Escape in Amsterdam in early 2012, Maarten was asked back to do the same again in the even bigger Melkweg venue on the opening night of ADE which is Europes version of the Miami Winter Music Conference. Many industry experts are tipping Maarten to become the main breakthrough artist in the more techy sides of trance at the back-end of 2012 and beyond. With releases like this, his global fan base growing in healthy fashion and the sheer energy he brings to whatever space he DJs, 2013 is going to take Maarten de Jong to the next level.
Sander Van Doorn – ”Maarten de Jong is the most rounded tech trance producer of this time and his tracks are well represented in my DJ sets”
Mark Sherry – ” Maarten de Jong is the most exciting tech trance producer since Sander Van Doorn”
Agency Music & Artist Agency