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Richard Durand

Description
Richard Durand (born 1976, Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch Disc jockey and record producer.

Starting his career in 2005, Durand was recommended by Tiësto as his 'Tip For The Top in 2007' in DJ Magazine. In that same year he was placed in the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs poll.

His first creations were tech trance singles "Make Me Scream" and "Slipping Away" on the Terminal 4 label, but his real success started with remixes of Tiësto singles "Lethal Industry", "Flight 643" and "Break My Fall", and reworks of Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" and Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" which brought him into the playlist of DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules and Eddie Halliwell.

In 2008, Durand remixed Fragma's "Toca's Miracle" and Armin van Buuren's "In And Out Of Love". His solo productions included "Weep" featuring Skin from Skunk Anansie on vocals, which was signed to Perfecto Records.

In 2009 Durand remixed Art of Trance's "Madagascar" followed by his debut artist album Always The Sun on Magik Muzik / Black Hole Recordings. The album spawned three singles "Into Something", title track "Always The Sun" and "No Way Home".

In the 10+ years that followed Richard Durand has hit the Top 100 of the DJ Magazine annual DJs poll on no less than five separate occasions, he's just released his fourth critically acclaimed artist album, mixed six editions of the legendary 'In Search Of Sunrise' series of compilations and performed on many of the world's biggest stages including legendary brands such as A State Of Trance, Dreamst ate, Trance Energy, Sensation, Sunburn, Mayday, Untold, Godskitchen, Luminosity, Avalon, Zouk and Ministry Of Sound.

At the back end of 2018 Richard raised the bar once again. The November release of his hotly anticipated fourth artist album 'The Air We Breathe' on Black Hole Recordings was greeted with overwhelming praise from fans and dance press alike and has spawned several hit singles to date including 'Skies Above', 'Aida' and 'Vortex' with Marco V. However, the most notable single from the album an d for Richard in 2018 was undoubtedly 'The Air I Breathe' . I nitially released as an instrumental and one of the biggest tracks of the summer festival season, hitting #1 in the Beatport chart, the track was then given a second lease of life at the end of 2018 with Christina Novelli brought on board to deliver vocals and elevat ing 'The Air I Breathe' from an underground anthem into a runaway mainstream success. The status of the track was confirmed and fixed in dance music history with the award of the prestigious 'ASOT Tune Of The Year' at the end of December following a worldwide poll from the millions of listeners on Armin van Buuren's weekly radio show.

Richard continues to run his own 'Reloaded' label for harder edged releases from himself and industry peers, while he's also been making appearances on other notable labels, both underground leaders such as Outburst, Degenerate and Afterdark as well as mainstream giants such as Armada Music where his remix for Armin van Buuren 'Wild Wild Son' was awarded 'ASOT Tune Of The Week' on episode #899 at the start of 2019. He's continued to dominate playlists and charts this year with vocal hits 'Kill The Fear' feat. Mike Schmid and his remix of 'These Hands I Hold' by Greg Downey & Bo Bruce on Perfecto, plus the much hyped debut collaboration with Ben Gold titled 'A Thousand Times'. Richard Durand and his Reloaded brand are planning several new firsts this year as he brings a musical revolution to the scene in 2019!
Releases
NameLabelRelease Date
8 x50 Richard Durand - Wide Awake Black Hole Recordings 14 March 2011
10 x50 Richard Durand - In Search Of Sunrise 9: India SongBird 6 June 2011
2538 x50 Richard Durand feat. Hadley - Run to You Magik Muzik 21 November 2011
2880 x50 Sean Tyas feat. David Berkeley - Believe (Richard Durand Remix) Tytanium Recordings 5 December 2011
3821 x50 Richard Durand vs. The World (Asia - Australia) Magik Muzik 23 January 2012
5387 x50 Richard Durand - Trancefusion Magik Muzik 9 April 2012
5388 x50 Richard Durand vs. The World (Europe) Magik Muzik 9 April 2012
6425 x50 Richard Durand vs. The World (North America) Magik Muzik 21 May 2012
7147 x50 Richard Durand - In Search Of Sunrise 10: Australia SongBird 19 June 2012
8656 x50 Richard Durand vs. The World (Africa - Middle East) Magik Muzik 20 August 2012
10630 x50 Richard Durand - Richard Durand vs. The World (South America) Magik Muzik 5 November 2012
10994 x50 Richard Durand - Richard Durand vs. The World Magik Muzik 19 November 2012
11818 x50 Richard Durand & Pedro del Mar feat. Roberta Harrison - Paint The Sky Magik Muzik 17 December 2012
13455 x50 Richard Durand - Destination Prague (Trancefusion 2013 Official Anthem) Magik Muzik 25 February 2013
14412 x50 Richard Durand - Radical Magik Muzik 1 April 2013
14817 x50 Richard Durand - Trancematic Magik Muzik 15 April 2013
15244 x50 Richard Durand - L.A. ROCK! Magik Muzik 29 April 2013
15997 x50 Richard Durand - In Search Of Sunrise 11: Las Vegas Black Hole Recordings 10 June 2013
16966 x50 Richard Durand & Neev Kennedy - Running On Empty (Remixes) Raz Nitzan Music 1 July 2013
16977 x50 Richard Durand & Neev Kennedy - Running On Empty Raz Nitzan Music 1 July 2013
19063 x50 Richard Durand & Eximinds - Las Vegas Magik Muzik 9 September 2013
23440 x50 Svenson - Sunlight Theory (Richard Durand Remix) High Contrast Recordings 10 February 2014
24694 x50 Richard Durand - Morning Light Magik Muzik 17 March 2014
25252 x50 Richard Durand - Super Dad (Remixes) Magik Muzik 7 April 2014
26177 x50 Richard Durand - In Search Of Sunrise 12: Dubai SongBird 2 June 2014
26755 x50 Richard Durand & Cynthia Hall - Shield Of Faith RNM 26 May 2014
29590 x50 Richard Durand & Fisher - In Your Hands Magik Muzik 8 September 2014
29889 x50 Richard Durand & Fisher - In Your Hands (Full Vocal Mix) Magik Muzik 22 September 2014
34452 x50 Richard Durand - Oxygen Terminal 4 16 March 2015
37021 x50 Richard Durand & BT - In Search Of Sunrise 13.5: Amsterdam SongBird 20 July 2015
37036 x50 Richard Durand - Face Of Chaos Reloaded Music 28 September 2015
37058 x50 Richard Durand - Art Of Noise Reloaded Music 30 November 2015
37126 x50 Tiësto - Traffic (Richard Durand 2016 Remix) Reloaded Music 18 April 2016
37353 x50 Richard Durand - One Thing Critical Overload 10 July 2017
37618 x50 Richard Durand - The Air I Breathe Outburst Records 11 June 2018
37736 x50 Richard Durand - The Air We Breathe Black Hole Recordings 2 November 2018
37927 x50 Ben Gold & Richard Durand - A Thousand Times Armada Music Bundles 7 June 2019
Track Credits
Richard Durand - Burning Piano
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - Clear Blue Sky
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Ellie Lawson - Wide Awake
Producer
Richard Durand - Airwell
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Kash - Explode
Producer
Richard Durand - Frozen Dreams
Writer and producer
Andain - Everything From Me (Richard Durand Remix)
Remixer
Richard Durand feat. JES - N.Y.C.
Producer
Richard Durand - Dryland
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Christian Burns - Night And Day
Producer
Richard Durand - Robotic
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - Tiger's Apology
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - Open Range
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - Real Deal
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Richard Durand vs. Alex O'Rion - Crystal
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - Incredible Music
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - Disturbed
Writer and producer
Tiësto - Lethal Industry (Richard Durand Remix)
Remixer
Tiësto - Flight 643 (Richard Durand Remix)
Remixer
Tiësto feat. BT - Break My Fall (Richard Durand Remix)
Remixer
Tiësto - Traffic (Richard Durand Remix)
Remixer
Jonas Steur feat. Jennifer Rene - Still I Wait (Richard Durand's In Search of Sunrise Mix)
Remixer
Sean Tyas feat. David Berkeley - Believe (Richard Durand Remix)
Remixer
Richard Durand feat. Hadley - Run To You (Orjan Nilsen Trance Mix)
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Hadley - Run To You (Sean Tyas Remix)
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Hadley - Run To You (Radio Edit)
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Hadley - Run To You
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Richard Durand feat. Ellie Lawson - Wide Awake (Full Vocal)
Producer
Richard Durand - Countdown
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. tyDi - Loose Unit
Producer
Richard Durand feat. Progressive Brothers - Veda (Richard Durand vs. The World Collab Mix)
Producer
Evanescence - My Immortal (Richard Durand Bootleg)
Remixer
Richard Durand - Into Something
Writer and producer
Richard Durand & Bobina - Last Train To Moscow
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Denis Sender - Take Your Time (Richard Durand vs. The World Collab Mix)
Producer and remixer
Richard Durand - Trancefusion (Alex O'Rion Bigger Room Mix)
Producer
Richard Durand & Paul Oakenfold - Crashed
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - Velvet (Intro)
Writer and producer
Richard Durand & Pedro del Mar feat. Roberta Harrison - Paint The Sky
Producer
Richard Durand - Paradise
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - In Motion
Writer and producer
Richard Durand & Protoculture - Pleasure
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Stefan Viljoen - Free Fall (Richard Durand vs. The World Collab Mix)
Writer
Way Out West - The Fall (Richard Durand Mix)
Remixer
Richard Durand - Sequence
Writer and producer
Richard Durand feat. Huge Euge - Signs
Writer
Richard Durand - Destination Prague
Writer and producer
Richard Durand - Destination Prague (Radio Edit)
Writer and producer
Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel - In And Out Of Love (Richard Durand Remix)
Remixer
Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel - In And Out Of Love (Richard Durand No Voc Remix)
Remixer
Richard Durand - L.A. ROCK! (Radio Edit)
Producer and writer
Richard Durand & Neev Kennedy - Running On Empty
Producer
Richard Durand & Eximinds - Las Vegas
Producer
Richard Durand feat. Stefan Viljoen - Free Fall
Producer
Jan Martin feat. Hysteria! - There's You (LTN Remix)
Writer
Svenson - Sunlight Theory (Richard Durand Rework)
Remixer
Richard Durand - Morninglight
Producer and writer
Richard Durand & Fisher - In Your Hands
Producer
Tiësto - Traffic (Richard Durand 2016 Remix)
Remixer
Richard Durand - Dark Rising
Producer and writer
Richard Durand - Breakdown
Producer and writer
Richard Durand - The Air I Breathe
Producer and writer
Richard Durand & Sied van Riel - Universal Minds
Producer and writer
Ben Gold & Richard Durand - A Thousand Times
Producer and writer