Richard Durand

Richard Durand
Birth name Richard van Schooneveld
Also known as Cliffhanger, Cyber Human, G-Spott, L.T.R. van Schooneveld, Out Now
Born (1976-04-05) 5 April 1976
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Trance
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, record producer
Years active 2005–present
Labels Black Hole Recordings, Magik Muzik, SongBird, Terminal 4

Richard Durand (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈritʃɑr dyˈrɑnt];[1] born 5 April 1976) is a Dutch Disc jockey and record producer. His real name is Richard van Schooneveld (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈritʃɑrt fɑn ˈsxoːnəvɛlt])[2]


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 The 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".[3]



DJ mixes

In Search of Sunrise series


Year Single Peak positions Album
2005 "Make Me Scream" Singles only
2006 "Slipping Away" 62
"Sunhump 2006"
2007 "Any Time"
"For the Believers 2.0"
"Inside My Brain" 70
"Sweep and Repeat" 58
2008 "Ledged Up"
"Predator vs. Cha Cha"
"Weep" 26
2009 "Always the Sun" Always the Sun
"No Way Home"
"Into Something"
"Silver Key"
"Tiger's Apology" Wide Awake
2010 "N.Y.C." (with JES)
"Dryland" (with Phynn)
"Night and Day" (with Christian Burns)
2011 "Explode" (featuring Kash)
"Run to You" (featuring Hadley) Singles only
2012 "Trancefusion" Richard Durand Versus the World
2014 "Shield Of Faith" (featuring Cynthia Hall) Singles only
"In Your Hands" (featuring Fisher)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. Richard in isolation: [ˈritʃɑrt].
  2. Van in isolation: [vɑn].
  3. Archived August 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
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