UFO Sessionz Episode 001
Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix by Maarten de Jong
UFO Sessionz with Truth in Dance present Dutch DJ & Producer Superstar Marten de Jong
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.
Guest Mix by Maarten de Jong [UFO Sessionz Episode 001]
Exclusive Interview with Maarten de Jong
Whats the Best thing about your Life and What you do in the Music Industry?
The best thing about my life is that I can do what I love! Make music, inspire people and cook some good food on my bbq’s!
What single night out has been the most memorable for you as a DJ and producer?
That’s very hard to say, but I think it was the first edition of Trance Energy (called energy) in my hometown Eindhoven!
How do you get a track started? Tell us a bit about your production process. How long does it take you to complete a track on average, do you ever get writer’s block and who has been your favorite collab?
My production proces….. well first of all I start with creating a groove and try to get in there so I can feel it like being on the dance floor! Then one of my key elements comes in: The Bass! I use a lot of differents synths for my bass sounds but my I prefer my Moog as main synth for basses! Then I start building and developing a solid drive with percussion, kick & bass! when that’s done I start writing a melody that fits in the track! I do get a a writers block and mostly that’s because i’m creative all day and can’t stop being it even when I have a writers block it’s mostly because I’m too creative! So that’s why started doing BBQ (braai) it helps me to relax and recharge, next to that I walk my dogs quiet often and that’s how I get fresh air! And most of the time those 2 thing give me fresh ideas and help me get out a block! My favorite collab is offcourse with Max Graham (Lekker)! This guy has such an amazing energy in the studio, we had so much fun and the track was a big BOMB!
What is your favorite Venue or Event to play?
Easy… Octagon in Seoul South Korea! Sadly they don’t book Trance dj’s anymore….. That club is so amazing and the crowd just rocks
Listen to Maarten’s Latest Release Brutal Propaganda via Outburst Records