Björn Hödel, born 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden has always proclaimed music to be one of the most essential elements of his life. Björn was trained as a classical guitarist from an early age and soon developed an ear for beautiful melodic riffs and has always strived for this in his own productions. Towards the end of 2007, Björn decided to take his music production from a mere hobby into a serious interest, aspiring to his dream of becoming a professional trance producer and DJ.
Björn now uses his second name as his alias, Hodel. He is a rapidly rising, up and coming, trance star. He has had his tracks supported from the best DJs in the world, including support from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Judge Jules and Aly & Fila just to name a few! Björn has been involved in several successful collaborations and in 2008 he released a track entitled Hydrogen together with production partner Jonas Hornblad which received a 5/5 review in DJ Mag and was selected as tune of the week on A State of Trance hosted by the world’s current #1 DJ, Armin van Buuren.
Björn has built his reputation as a trance DJ, playing for various internet radio stations. He has also DJed at Sweden's biggest trance event, Monday Bar, alongside DJs such as Alex M.O.R.P.H., Super8 & Tab, Jochen Miller, Bjorn Akesson, Roger Shah, Johan Vilborg, Ernesto vs. Bastian and Jonas Hornblad. Cited as one of Sweden's rising stars, Björn has a bright future as a trance producer and DJ so be sure to watch out for him!