Neon whose real name is Stijn D’hont, was born in Destelbergen, near Gent in 1985.
Destelbergen was known for the “Boccaccio Life”, the famous new beat temple in Belgium. Living that close to this extraordinary club changed his way of living. It is the music that counts. In 1995, at the age of 10, Neon starts on buying vinyl. In those days Phiphi, Yves Deruyter & Marko were his big influences. After organizing his own parties, Mike Thompson offered him a dj set at the legendary Cherry Moon in Lokere. That was his first club gig at the age of 15!
Meantime, Neon was also doing his thing on the radio. He had his own show broadcasting every night on C-dance gent. His radio appearances became an influence to his dj-career. He got the opportunity to start playing at his favorite club the former Boccaccio that was called The Temple at the time. In 2003, he became one of the warm up deejays. One year later, he left C-dance for the biggest dance radio in Flanders, Topradio. Starting with a weekly dj set, Neon soon got his own daily spot on national radio hosting his own radio show, “The Nightclub”. Later that year, he work his show update. This show is still on air every day from 8am giving you an “update” on the hottest new music.
In 2005, Neon started his professional career as he was working at the Musicman Record Store in Gent and became resident at The Temple on Saturdays playing house groove and progressive. Even TV wasn’t safe anymore as every week he was presenting the “Release of the Week” on Jimtv’s”Going Out” show.Since January 2007, thanks to his friend and colleague Joeri, he has been a resident on Sunday nights at the number one club in Belgium, La Rocca in Lier.
The years 2008 and 2009 is when Neon takes it one step beyond. Together with his friend and colleague Maxim Lany, he took over the mainroom of Culture Club where he is still playing today on Thursday & Saturday nights. In 2009 Neon also was the closing act on the Laundry Day Mainstage playing after Tiesto. This set made the StuBru listeners vote Neon as fifth most popular dj in Belgium of 2010.
Neon’s international career is also exploding! Playing on a regular basis in South Korea, Tel-Aviv, Miami and playing every edition of the Tomorrowland festival. Neon also made it on the line up of the first edition of TomorrowWorld!
Neon is also known as one of the Ghent Bangers. Teaming up with Davidov, they make sure no club, festival or bar mitsva is safe anymore from complete anarchy and mayhem on the dancefloor! At this moment, Neon is still making his way into the Belgian nightlife and beyond. His story isn’t over yet, that’s for sure!