Sven Maes

Sven Maes

Infobox Musical artist

Name = Sven Maes
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Alias = Airscape, Svenson & Gielen
Born = Birth date and age|1973|1|27
Origin = Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Genre = Trance
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Sven Maes, also known as Svenson, is a Belgian DJ and trance music producer. [Discogs artist | artist = Sven+Maes | name = Sven Maes ] His work, especially in partnership with fellow Belgian Johan Gielen, have produced some of trance music's biggest hits. He has been successful as a solo artist and also as a partner in several collaborative efforts.

Early years

At the age of eighteen Sven played in an eccentric group of musicians that performed under the name "Mea Culpa". It was during one of their performances at a Belgian contest for rock bands that he was noticed. The yearly event is called Humo's Rock Rally and he was approached by Geert Blanchart, who competed in short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics. [citeweb|title=Athletics and Homosexuality|url=|publisher="University of Southern California"|accessdate=2008-08-26] Blanchart, in turn, introduced Sven to a friend of his. That friend was Olivier Adams and was already established in the music industry and was known for their synthesizer work with the acid band Lords of Acid.

It was the interest of Olivier Adams that helped Sven keep moving in a successful direction with his music. The use of Adam's recording studio helped Sven by allowing him to tape several tracks under a few aliases.

Mainstream success

Adams too was the one that introduced Sven to Antler-Subway Records. This is the time that Sven met Johan Gielen. The two paired up to produce tracks as Bodyheat and Airscape. [citeweb|title=Body Heat|url=|publisher="Discogs"|accessdate=2008-08-26] [citeweb|title=Airscape|url=|publisher="Discogs"|accessdate=2008-08-26] A significant portion of Sven's composing and production work was done with Johan Gielen. They worked together as Svenson & Gielen for more than a few years. The Airscape remix of Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan 's "Silence" is the duo's biggest hit, although their remix of Delerium's "After All" was successful. It made it's way onto several compilations like the Euphoria series of compilations. [citeweb|title=Various - Euphoria|url=|publsiher="Discogs|accessdate=2008-08-29]

It was when their contract with Antler-Subway expired that the rapid successes came one after the other. The duo hooked up with Dutch dance organizer ID&T and started to produce for them. The first track was the epic "The Beauty of Silence". [citeweb|title=Svenson & Gielen - The Beauty Of Silence|url=|publisher=Discogs] This was soon followed by "Twisted" and "We Know What You Did".

ee also

* Airscape Discography


External links

* [ Sven Maes' official website]

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