Biography

CJ Bolland was one of the first music producers to be signed to the legendary R&S record label (Ghent). The first release on R&S was 'Do That Dance' in 1989. A second album for R&S was to follow - '95's 'Electronic Highway' - but by late 1994, CJ had already left R&S to sign an exclusive 5-album deal with Internal/Polygram. The first of these LPs was '96's 'The Analogue Theatre'.

He is best known for his song "Sugar Is Sweeter" which hit #1 in the United States. Bolland is also a prolific remixer with a long résumé, including songs by Orbital, Depeche Mode, Moby, The Prodigy and Tori Amos. His song "The Prophet", sampling Willem Defoe in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ is still an international club hit.

He is also notable as the first artist to release an album in the DJ-Kicks series for Studio !K7 independent record label, entitled DJ-Kicks: C.J. Bolland. The album was released on September 4, 1995. In 2002 he started his own record label called Mole Records.

February 2004 saw the release of The Body Gave You Everything, the debut album by Magnus, a dance music/pop collaborative project with Tom Barman, founder and singer for the Belgian rock band, dEUS. The project released Where Neon Goes To Die, a second album in 2014 featuring collabs with ao Tom Smith of The Editors.

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