DJ and Producer Clemens van Lay visited our Hey Dude pop-up studio at the Nexus Lounge Amsterdam. During our conversation, he shared his experiences at ADE and gave us a glimpse into his deep affection for trance music. He also discussed his perspectives on life, touching upon themes like independence, contentment, and fulfillment.
Clemens van Lay, an internationally acclaimed DJ and Producer specializing in Trance, was born in Germany in 1976. He immersed himself in rave parties from as early as 1992 and established his own techno club, “Poison,” in 1996. Over the years, he has graced numerous prestigious clubs with live performances and actively participated in the Love Parades of 1999 and 2000 aboard trucks. In addition to his dedication to electronic music, Clemens has a keen interest in digital photo art and creative writing.
The German DJ recently unveiled his latest trance creation titled “Term Sheet,” a track that debuted at the Amsterdam Dance Event. Leveraging his legal background with a Ph.D. and LL.M. and having worked as a former investment banker, he uniquely crafts trance music centered around business and finance. Reflecting on this creative choice, he remarked, “Everyone can see the terms of my tracks are related to business and finance, something I used to work in when I was in investment banking. I’m also a trained lawyer. I left that business and ramped up my own business.”
In a more in-depth conversation, Clemens van Lay emphasized the significance of independence, saying, “I’m completely independent, paving the way for my career as a producer. I think that’s something that might be interesting for many people, to become independent and do what they want to do. Follow your passion, follow your talents; I think bringing together various loose ends is interesting to get satisfaction and fulfillment in the long run.”
More exciting news: Starting January 2024, Clemens van Lay is set to embark on a new venture called “Skyline Trance.” Having spent extensive time in major cities across the globe for business and clubbing over the past decades, his mission now is to bring satisfaction and genuine happiness to people. This commitment has led him to launch Huckberg Records and share his trance music. For Clemens van Lay, Trance is the connective thread linking the worlds of business and music.
To learn more about Clemens van Lay, including one global problem he wishes to solve overnight, listen to our full interview below!