DJ Dean, whose real name Martin Schmidt, is a trance DJ and producer from Hamburg, Germany. DJ Dean started playing music at an early age. He began his professional career in 1992, making inroads on the Hamburg club-scene, originally playing hardcore, but soon switching to Trance. In 1995 Dean became Resident DJ of Hamburg's famous Club "Tunnel". DJ Dean's first LP, "Play It Hard," met with success on the dance charts of Europe and and jump started his trance production career.