Jochen van der Steijn, born in the Dutch city Mill, started his career by the name DJ Jochen. In 2003 he changed his artist name into Jochen Miller. The young deejay / producer already managed to create his own recognisable sound, which can be described as style-blending tech-trance: energetic, uplifting en high quality. Characterized by up-tempo powerful melodies, few breaks and constant pumping bass lines. The charismatic Jochen Miller is filled with passion for music and ready to make it to the top.
In his early teens Jochen developed his interest in dance music. The lucky fact of his father having a discotheque gave him the opportunity to practise on his mixing skills. There he became resident deejay at the age of 16, followed by a residency at club Zino’s (Tilburg, The Netherlands) when he was 18. In 1999 he made it to the finals of the Dutch mixing championships at Dance Valley, where he stood out from the rest because of his scratching, looping and mixing with three turntables. Deejaying at afterparties in the Lexion (Westzaan, The Netherlands) was not only a blast but also instructive. Since 2001 started his infamous residency at The Matrixx (Nijmegen, The Netherlands). ‘The surprise of the year’ the authoritative Dutch ID&T Magazine denominated him, at the first edition of the Dutch dance-awards in 2003. The two following editions kept him at a steady 13th place, with only 4 international trance DJ’s ranked above him, so Jochen Miller is sticking around to cement his position at the forefront of dance music.
As word of his phenomenal productions spread, the demand for Jochen Miller as a deejay grew naturally. Resulting in gigs and unique initiatives all over The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Finland,Poland, Germany, Scotland, England Russia,and playing at The Space, the hottest club in Miami (USA) during the Winter Music Conference 2004. Dutch highlights include dance events as Mysterland, Impulz, Fast Forward Dance Parade Main Stage, Decibel Outdoor, Innercity, Dance Valley, Trance Energy, Frequence, Defqon, Emporium,the summer parties in Nijmegen (where he plays four days in a row for 6000 party people)