Master of numerous music industry disciplines, Menno de Jong has already etched as many notches on the dance tree as someone twice his age. He has recorded for some of Europe’s biggest Trance labels and is the founder of lauded Dutch independent imprint, Intuition Recordings. A bona-fide Podcast pioneer, he’s produced and presented the widely-syndicated, much-downloaded Intuition Radio show for the last 5 years. In 2009 he went back into DJ Magazine’s Top 100 Chart for the fourth successive year (at No. 56) and near-simultaneously took the No.13 position in TranceAddict’s Biggest 250 Trance DJs Poll. With his “Trance in the broadest sense” DJ and production mindset he is, without question, the next challenger to the Dutch dance throne.
Born into a musical family it was a natural step for Menno to start experimenting with the array of equipment gathered in his father’s studio. In 2004 he launched his production career in propitious fashion when his very first track ‘Guanxi’ was inked to Anjunabeats. The devoted music workaholic, Menno has continued to summon one rapturous moment after another from his studio. ‘Magma’/‘Momentum’ and ‘Sjamaan’ were released on Fundamental (in 2005 & 2007 respectively), while ‘Tundra’ (2005) and ‘Nolthando’/ ‘Solid State’ (2007) have provided rocket fuel for his own label Intuition Recordings.
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 & progressive heard in his DJ sets.
2011 sees Menno de Jong moving back to songwriting and studio work, returning to the production front with high energy tracks such as “Turtle Paradise”, “Place In The Sun” featuring the vocals of Ellie Lawson and the more laid back “Stardust”.
02. Kyau & Albert – Made Of Sun (Stoneface & Terminal Remix) [Euphonic]
03. Parker & Hanson – Afterthought (Heatbeat Remix) [Anjunabeats]
04. Dark Matters ft. Jessie Morgan – The Real You (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) [S107]
05. Magnus – Velvet (John O’Callaghan Remix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
06. Planet Perfecto Knights – Resurection (Paul Oakenfold Full On Fluoro Remix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
07. Menno de Jong – Turtle Paradise [Intuition]
08. Dark Matters ft. Ana Criado – The Quest Of A Dream (Paul Webster Remix) [S107]
09. John O’Callaghan – Stresstest (John Askew Remix) [Subculture]
10. Menno de Jong – Never Lose The Magic [Soundcloud]
File Size – 105.3 MB
Length – 00:59:41