So who’s Airbase?

Swedish DJ & Producer Airbase, known in real life as Jezper Söderlund, is one of trance music most critically acclaimed producers with quite an extensive history to his name. With iconic releases such as Escape, Denial (feat. Floria Ambra), Panache & Modus Operandi on esteemed labels as Intuition, Black Hole Recordings, Flashover Recordings & A State Of Trance and performances all over the world, Airbase is someone who always delivers the best.

In 2014, after a hiatus, Airbase returned to the trance scene with the illustrious single Panache, released on the Ferry Corsten label Flashover Recordings. Panache served as a terrific comeback to his longtime trance fans, immediately falling for that typical Airbase sound. Following the successful release of Panache, more singles followed in 2015 with Oil (Flashover), Mondegreen (ASOT) and Epoch (In Trance We Trust), Palm of My heart feat. Neev Kennedy (RNM) and Vermillion (ASOT) leading the way.

In 2021 Airbase released Idun (Airbase Music), named after his newborn daughter, an signature uplifting Airbase trancer. And while he’s committed to being a full time dad for a while, he’s looking forward to getting back into the studio.

How it all started

Being totally hooked on euro dance from the early nineties upon discovering 2 Unlimited, Airbase was first introduced to the trance genre in 1995 when he left for a weekend of camp school. At the closing party of this weekend, a DJ was playing something he’d never heard before and he had to know what it was. The DJ handed him a note stating two tracks he played that night; Age Of Love – Age Of Love and RMB – Matisse. Back home, he immediately went out and got himself these records, resulting in him falling head over heels in love with this music genre called trance. Being something of a technology nerd and computer geek, it didn’t take long for Jezper to get into music production himself. After starting off with trackers, he was convinced he needed hardware synths to be sound professional. But along came the software Propellerheads Reason, and that changed everything.

Within 6 months, Airbase had produced and signed his very first record; Emotion, after which new material was starting to come quickly and he signed on more labels under different aliases, such as Scarab, Ozone, J., Rah, Mono & Parc. Since his early career, Airbase has been a much sought after producer by iconic trance labels such as Black Hole Recordings, Armada Music, Platipus, Alphabet City and Flashover Recordings. He also ended up co-writing Widescreen, the Sensation White Anthem for 2004 in Belgium, together with his brother André under the moniker First & Andre.