Richard van Schooneveld a.k.a Richard Durand is a Dutch record producer and a disc jockey man born on April 5, 1976 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was known by his trance music and started in the year 2005. He was noticed by Black Hole, Magik Muzik, Songbird, and Terminal 4 Labels. He begins in working with Tiesto in the song “Lethal Industry” as well as “Fight 643” and the “Break My Fall”. As he moving on, he collaborated with The Prodigy in their song “Smack My Bitch Up” together with Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” that put him in the lists of DJ’s including Paul van Dyk, Judge Jules, Eddie Halliwell and Armin can Burren. He released lots of singles all throughout his career including the Make me Scream, Slipping away, Sweep and Repeat, Submerge and Dry land. Plus, he worked with Ellie Lawson in Wide Awake, Hadley for Run to You and Kash in Explode.
His first debut album was out on 2009 called “Always The Sun” through different labels in different countries such as Magik Muzik in Netherlands, Ultra Records in US, DJ Beat Records in Scandinavia and World Club Music in Russia. He released a compilation album series entitled “In Search of Sunrise 8: South Africa” on 10 th and 17th of May 2010 by Songbird Records. The album includes lot of songs by many artists including Tom Cloud, Jason van Dyk,Hannah Ray, Daniel Wanrooy etc… In 2011, he launched his 2 nd studio album called “Wide Awake” that comprises 17 tracks which he collaborated with Ellie Lawson on the single “Wide Awake”, Christian Burns in “Night and Day”, JES* for the song N.Y.C and Alex O’Rion in “Crystal”. One year later, he launched “Richard Durand Vs The World” on November 19, 20102 by Magik Muzik and he worked with Denis Sender, Paul Oakenfoldand in cooperation with Leah, Stefan Viljoen, TyDi, with Protoculture, Bobina, the Progressive Brothers, Huge Euge and Pedro Del Mar together with Roberta Harrison.
He also released the continuation of the compilation series such as “In Search of Sunrise 9: India” followed by“In Search of Sunrise 10: Australia” with “In Search of Sunrise 11: Las Vegas”, while he add “Portrait” in 2013 and “In Search of Sunrise 12: Dubai” that was introduced on June 12, 2014. For the past 9 year in music industry, he had plenty of performances around the world including Godskitchen 2007 in Australia, Seven Sins with Richard Durand with Hook & Sling in UK, Insomnia 09 in Portugal as well as in Poland, Moldova, Germany, Finland, Ukraine and Hongkong as well. All his fans are looking forward to his see his upcoming albums as well as his concerts.