Discovering a Passion
David McKnight, from Glasgow, Scotland, first discovered his love of trance music in 2009 on holiday in Ibiza. After getting his first set of decks in early 2010 his passion for mixing soon became obvious. While studying for a degree in Sport, David completed a module in broadcasting and was offered a slot to broadcast his mixes on a student radio station, and so in October 2010 Tranced was born.
It wasn’t long before the show was getting noticed and in July 2011 Tranced was snapped up by specialist trance internet station, Trance FM.
The show has grown rapidly in the past two years, boasting over 1,900 fans on Facebook and 3,200 followers on Twitter, as well as being listened to in over 50 countries around the world. The popularity of Tranced has resulted in trance giants such as Ummet Ozcan, Cosmic Gate, Sean Tyas and W&W providing guest mixes.
The Rise of Tranced
In March 2012, at the request of listeners, David's show was extended from one to two hours. July 2013 saw David host the 100th episode of his radio show on trance.fm, marking an impressive milestone for the 25-year-old.
The weekly radio show is broadcast every Wednesday at 10pm (GMT) on Trance FM with regular listeners from UK, USA, Greece, India, Germany and many more around the world.
In May 2012 David made his live debut in Glasgow's most famous trance music club, The Arches, playing for Scotland's biggest promoters, Colours and supporting EDM legend Carl Cox. The success of his Arches debut would see Colours go on to name David as a support DJ for some of the biggest names in Trance including Paul Van Dyk, Dash Berlin, Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold, John O'Callaghan and Chicane to name a few.
With plans to venture into the world of music production and a summer packed full of gigs, including playing at the iconic Ministry of Sound in London, a boat party in Ibiza, Glasgow's biggest dance music event, Coloursfest, and the Warehouse Project in Manchester, 2013 is shaping up to be a massive year for this talented young DJ!