Wim Van Gelder (born in Leuven, Belgium in 1981) started listening to trance music intensively when he was about 16 years old. He was immediately impressed and touched by the feelings this type of music can bring forward in a person - often without having to say or sing any word at all.

He started experimenting and producing in the year 2000 and received his first release at Discover Records (Flux Delux).
He now has various releases on his wall, with records signed to established labels such as Discover Records (Flux Delux), Afterglow Records, Alter Ego Records, Resonate Records and more.
He quickly saw support of big name DJ’s such as Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, M.I.K.E. and is keeping active now since more than 10 years.

Fueled by a big love for the 1999-2000 period and powered by a big affinity towards epic, euphoric trance, Icone sets the trend for an in-your-face style of uplifting trance music.