Steven Baan, better known as the man behind 'Estiva', has grown to be one of the most demanded DJ's and respected producers in electronic dance music. Operating out of the city of Reeuwijk in western Holland, Steven's flair for a beautiful melodic take on progressive trance has been welcomed with open arms from many thousands in the worldwide EDM scene.
Between 2007 and early 2010 Estiva released a number of top class Trance releases on Enhanced recordings, including 'Stella', 'Strawberry Fields', and 'I Feel Fine' all attracting attention from global superstars Tiesto, Armin, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz,and Above & Beyond. The amazing collaboration with rising star Temple One 'November lovely' and more Estiva hits in the form of 'Friends & Enemies', 'The Kingdom', & 'Adamas' quickly became Estiva's trademark pieces.
In 2011 Steven Baan has begun to unearth his own distinctive sound & style through carefully finding the perfect balance between danceable beats and melodic emotion, using desirable techniques and skills to find the edge in his productions that are nothing short of superb. Estiva's 'Festival EP' in early 2011 continued along the path to higher success showcasing his musical talent in many remixes not forgetting the huge chart topper single 'Next Level'. Arguably the biggest Estiva production to date, came in the form of 'Better Days' featuring the outstanding Josie, a beautiful vocalist from the USA and also sister of the one and only Jaren. With the success of this release almost immeasurable; all the while Steven gained experience in vocal production and a debut music video all combining to cement his print on the ever competitive music scene.
Estiva has established himself as a highly charismatic DJ that personalizes each performance through emotional attachment to the audience. 'The most special part of playing music that I have written & produced, is that it's personal to me, and to see people enjoying when I play it, creates an amazing connection between myself and the crowd.' One highlight for Estiva was the huge performance at global electronic dance festival, Nature One, having played to an overwhelming crowd of 5,000 people.
Having performed at Armin van Buuren's groundbreaking ASOT500 celebration in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, Estiva has firmly established himself as one of the most popular emerging DJ's in the trance & progressive genre.
Performing at events such as A State Of Trance, Luminosity, Nature One, Digital Society and Monday Bar to name but a few -Estiva's schedule has almost fully fledged going into 2012, with DJ appearances in a mulitude of countries including the US, Mexico, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Cyprus, Spain, South Africa, and Indonesia, which judging by achievements so far is only the beginning for the ever so talented individual.