Armed with a driving passion for top quality electronic music,
Johan De Kock is firmly planted in the future,
while tightly gripping to the gold the past had to offer,
having caught one of the last buses to the “Glowstick Generation”.
While De Kock is most notably influenced by the Trance/Progressive sound of late 1990’s,
drawing inspiration from Artists like Paul Van Dyk, BT,Sasha & Digweed, Ferry Corsten,
Breeder, Cass & Slide and Radio Shows by the likes of Derek “The Bandit” Richardson, Pete Tong, Judge Jules & Graham Gold.
de Kock believes pigeon holes are for pigeons, boxes for those who feel the need to restrict,
and cages for the captured. As a producer,Johan De Kock has had releases ranging from
Trance & Progressive music, to Electro, Techno, Breaks and Drum & Bass.
working under various guises including: Johan de Kock, Samurai Slashed Wolf and Neway North, Diving Analogue and Jet Black Jac.
Apart from his productions, Johan has held a DJ residency at Johannesburg Superclub Truth for the last 4 Years,
As well as regular sets at H2O, and recent performances in Holland.
de Kock’s music has gained support from some of the world’s biggest DJ’s including
Armin Van Buuren (NL)
Paul Oakenfold (UK)
Andy Moor (UK)
Judge Jules (UK)
The Thrillseekers (UK)
Alpha Duo (UK)
Roger Shah (DE)
Mike Saint Jules (US)
Pedro Del Mar (DE)
Ruben De Ronde (NL)
through both his solo tracks as well as collaborations with regular production partner Stefan Viljoen.
Johan’s collaboration with Stefan Viljoen and Vocalist Nanje Nowack signed to Holland’s Above all records entitled “Silence”
gained continuous support from world 5 time DJ Mag top 100, number one Armin Van Buuren, having been featured on
his A STATE OF TRANCE radio, episode 634, 635 and 636 (Voted future favorite on episode 635)
as well as being included in Armin’s warm up set for his prestigious ASOT 650 in Yekaterinburg,
not to mention being included on Various Armin Van Buuren compilation CD’s including ASOT Yearmix 2013,
A State Of Trance Future Favorite
Best of 2013 and A State of Trance Radio Top 20 – December 2013,
to top this all of “Silence” was selected as number 75 among the top 100 trance songs in the world for 2013.
Johan’s Track’s have been
Signed and Licensed to some of the
biggest EDM Labels in the world
A State Of Trance (NL)
In Trance We Trust (NL)
Black Hole Recordings (NL)
Discover Records (UK)
Above All Records (NL)
Deeplife Records (US)
Over 109,000 Youtube Views
Over 35,000 Soundcloud Listens
9 Releases in the Beatport top 100.