Thorin Van Gelden aka Thorin was born in 1977 in The Netherlands, with Moluccan roots, in a small village close to Tilburg called Goirle. He became involved with electronic music at a young age and grew up with progressive rock and music from bands like Deep Purple, Gong and Yes. His interest in EDM began in the 90′s and was inspired by many DJ’s. In 1992 he started to DJ himself and spent hours and hours seeking exclusive records in the stores of those days.
Since then he has performed at a lot of parties across Europe including TWIDL, the Zoo Almelo, Hobnob 2008, NYE Zoo Groningen, DJ Hyydro Birthday Bash Germany, Sundance 2004 Norway,…
Inspired by artists like Sander Kleinenberg, Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Harry Lemon 8 and Rick Pier Oneil (RPO), Thorin started to produce music in 2003. At that time he was also Sander Kleinenberg’s audio engineer. In 2006 he got his first release on Reticent Recordings, a digital label from the United States. With a remix for his buddy Carl Anderson aka Lost Edit on his track “Fresh Start” he had the chance to release music on Bonzai through its Green Martian imprint. From here Thorin released his first full track entitled “Pure Tribal” on Nemesis, which boasted a raft of top quality remixes. He was then commissioned to do remixes for producers all over the world across many different labels under the Bonzai umbrella, like Tiësto, Airwave, Mindgamers, dPen, Verche, 21street, Stiven Rivic, Michael & Levan and many more.
Now, in 2013, Thorin produces quality Progressive House with his own style of Deep and Tribal influences.
Keep an eye on this upcoming talent from the Netherlands, you can follow Thorin on his social media and iTunes podcast stream.