Today aged 40, Brussels-based Airwave (official name Laurent Veronnez) needs no Introduction to any Dance music lover in the world.
At the age of 20 back in the 90’s, his records (Innerspace, I Want to Believe, Above the Sky, Alone in The Dark, Ladyblue, Save Me, were the biggest hits ) got played by the already biggest DJ’s of the planet, with regular spins from the likes of Oakenfold, Sasha, Digweed, and a few newcomers from the Netherlands, named Ferry Corsten, Tiesto, and Armin van Buuren. The latter gracefully collaborated on two great records, including a smash hit called Sunspot.
In the Business for more than two decades and still among the people who can be considered as at the top of their game.
With an abyssal discography under different aliases over the years such as Airwave, Lolo, Planisphere, The Green Martian, and too many others to mention, the man was a the roots of the development of Progressive Trance all over the World. Countless productions, remixes, collaborations with the likes of Above & Beyond, BT, Markus Schulz to name just a few, are part of Airwave’s history.
The three first albums, I want To Believe, Touareg, and most importantly the infamous Trilogique, can be counted among the people’s favorite albums throughout the emerging scene.
For nearly a decade now, Airwave has decided to dig deeper into the sound of Progressive and developed a new subculture together with his colleague John 00 Fleming, clearly marking the difference between them and the Mainstream Trance scene. The culminating point of this new move took place with the release of Parallel Lines, Airwave’s 4th artist album, at the end of 2013, and subsequently a myriad of incredible Progressive tracks names Tigris and Euphrates, Gaijin, Sadness in Black and White, A Touch of Grace, and many, many others.
With past tours throughout Australia, United States, Canada, and across Europe and with a packed Tour Schedule, Airwave’s DJ reputation cannot be faulted either. With a total of 11 appearances at Belgium’s finest Tomorrowland Festival, a recent appearance at ASOT hosting a Progressive Stage, and already looking forward to upcoming Festivals around the World, the man’s presence all over the world is almost impossible to miss.
In parallel, Airwave developed a series of Sound Design products in partnership with Oregon, US-based company Pluginguru, products that saw him get kudos from top DJ’s from all sides of the Dance music Industry such as Ferry Corsten and none other than Japan’s finest DJ, Ken Ishii, among others. An activity that surely needs to keep going and with several products in the pipeline as of now already, you can be sure the man’s been a busy bee on all fronts.
On the success of Rain Upon My Skin, his first 2018 effort, and with Time is The Healer coming up as of now, we can already predict a very shiny future for Airwave’s music, at work on another myriad of music projects.
Many consider the man’s music as timeless, his skills being described as “Genius” by none other than Armin van Buuren himself. Many many others consider Airwave as a Legend who silently but surely crafted his part of the modern sound of underground Dance music.
Seeing the music he makes as a natural extension of his soul, you know you can expect the most heartfelt, honest, and human music of the Dance music Industry.