Pieter Jansen

Pieter Jansen

ARTIST BIO

Whether he’s inspiring dancers from the DJ booth or broadcasting on the radio, Pieter Jansen is a familiar face on Amsterdam’s thriving underground electronic music scene – a fixture at all annual Draaimolen events and a resident & programmer at the notable Breakfast Club in Amsterdam.

Over the past few years, Pieter launched two imprints: yeyeh (short for “You’re Everything You’ve Ever Heard”), a lovingly curated outlet for intriguing, engaging, and inspiring music both old and new; and ninih, the night to yeyeh’s day, an imprint focused on rather rhythmical, club-ready sounds. Through these outputs, Pieter alternately puts out unreleased music by producers from the past (the 90s/00s) while also shedding light onto producers of today.

Bubbling away beneath the surface of the Dutch scene since the early part of the past decade, Jansen began his career by promoting parties and festivals before dedicating more time to DJing. Jansen chose to champion vinyl from the start. It’s almost impossible to pin Jansen to a specific style or scene; instead, he’s cultivated a personal DJ style that prioritises darker, weirder, and more profound records while remaining firmly focused on the dancefloor. Known for taking risks – both in creating thoroughly inspired mixes and by his chosen records – His style is defined by his ability to explore multiple genres while regularly reaching for electro, IDM, house/techno, ambient and minimalist grooves.

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Eversines

Eversines

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Eversines is a producer and DJ residing in Amsterdam. He’s been producing for over a decade, co-runs record label De Lichting and focuses on the energetic yet dreamy side of electronic music.

In 2019 his debut album was put out through Wex Records, after which releases on yeyeh / ninih came forth including a solo outing and a special collaboration with thereminist Carolina Eyck titled ‘Waves’.

De Lichting being a close group of friends and Eversines’ homebase, he’s always a part of the well received double vinyl compilations they put out, and had his debut on Kalahari Oyster Cult in 2020 with ‘Plooi’.  He recently released on labels like Animals On Psychedelics, Nous’Klaer and Lonely Planet Records, with more releases in the pipeline for well-respected labels.

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Penelope

Penelope

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Penelope is a passionate traveler and digger, always with a thirst for new horizons to fuel her creativity. Born and bred in Paris, Penelope’s sound is a unique expression of her broad sonic tastes that range from house, techno, breakbeat, ambient, and all electronic experimentation.


Her passion for electronic music took a more serious approach after she came back from a year living in New York city in 2009, where she took her first steps in the local rave scene. In 2013 she finally bought her first turntables and has since then continued to refine her taste around the deep and dub-influenced sound she loves.


After some years in Berlin, she now settled in Lisbon where she plays regularly as well as spending time in the studio. She made her production debut in 2021 on the Spanish label Tresydos and will have her next release this year on Basic Moves’s new sub-label For Playful Manners.

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rouge-ah

rouge-ah

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Urška Preis, who works as a solo artist under the pseudonym rouge-ah, is a musician, harpist, visual artist, and music writer. She finished her MA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana, she also studied at the academies in Reykjavík and Leipzig and completed internships at Aitor Throup studio in London and Atelier Hotel Pro Forma in Copenhagen.

Her debut album “bare” was released by Kamizdat Records in autumn 2018. She and the electronic music producer Tine Vrabič – Nitz formed the II/III duo which debuted at the AmbientSoup label in 2020 with the EP “It Could Be Paradise”.

She is also a member of Rok Zalokar’s fluid ensemble Zhlehtet and a four-piece experimental noise group Sujevera. Besides her musical engagements she prepares shows and other contributions for Radio Študent, ARS – Radio Slovenia Third Channel, Odzven, Membrana and platform Neodvisni, curates the music programme at the Red Dawns Festival, writes, photographs, exhibits, designs and speaks.

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II/III

II/III

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II/III (Two Out Of Three) is an electro-acoustic dark ambiental duo, featuring harpist rouge-ah (Urška Preis) and producer Nitz (Tine Vrabič). They have paved a relatively desolate field of the aforementioned genre in their native Slovenia and opened up a space for a new generation of regional sound makers. In their music, they interweave processed field recordings with effected electric harp sounds, create impactful beats out of self-made/recorded samples and altogether make you wonder about the origin of their imaginative sounds. Likewise, their live performances take you on phantasmal road trips all the way from spacious, unworldly drones, through luminous arpeggios and glissandos, to tense synth pads. Their cosmic performances have been labeled theatrical with a reason – to tell a wholesome story with precise dramaturgy is this duo’s ultimate goal.

With Urška bringing in years of classical education, followed by numerous author projects, collaborations, and band activities, and Tine being a pillar of the local electronic music scene, they merge their decade-long friendship into a mind-bending musical experience. They have proven it time and again through their critically-acclaimed debut EP It could be paradise and performing at ultimately all notable venues and festivals and various events at autonomous spaces of their home country.

II/III is currently exploring materials for their upcoming album debut, with topics such as the fragility of memories, interpretations as interventions, and duality of loud- and quietness.

 

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Shōen

Shōen

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Originally from Geneva, Shōen has made his home in the rugged terrain of the south of France, where waterfalls cascade from the mountains and rivers etch their way through deep ravines. This lived experience – away from the crowd and grounded in an instinctive connection with the elements – is something he brings into his musical practice. 

Drawing inspiration from the dreams elicited by those surroundings, he uses ambient music to transport the listener to a different plane – a limitless domain away from external pressures, where each person is given the space to let their imagination take flight. For Shōen, then, ambience is not merely a backdrop against which our messy lives take place; rather, it’s a stage on which the multiple aspects of our identities can come together and find harmony. 

Shōen develops these themes across multiple creative projects. In the studio, he works with a hybrid modular setup, making new recordings every day as the raw material for sampling and arrangement. On the radio, he has regular guests on his long-running Piñata Radio show ‘Cosmic Connexion’, a beacon for the ambient scene in Montpellier of which he is very proud. Finally, there is rich overlap, too, with his practice of hypnotherapy and meditation.

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Pluies

PLUIES

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The PLUIES project by Belgian-Hungarian artist Pauline Mikó is a sound and performative
project that aims to strengthen the relationship between plants, nature and the human being. Through a system of sensors and electrodes connected to the leaves of the plants and the body of the artist, the bio-electric exchange set up is transformed into sound, thanks to a modular synthesizer. The sound waves are then modulated to produce music, both for the ears of the spectators but also for the plants themselves. This system of electrodes, created by the artist, allows the expression of the energies of 11 different plants simultaneously.


By mixing nature and technology, Pauline Mikó offers us an original and sensory experience. The artist tries to give back a legitimate place to plants in our urban lives. By enhancing our connection to our environment, the idea is to become aware of its fragility and the importance of respecting it. The main intention of the artist is to put life back in the center of our communities and allowing a dialogue with Nature.

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Nies

Nies

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Nies is the creative alias of Denise Pakes, the founder of the Rotate imprint and co-founder of the Rings of Neptune agency & kōrero. Originally from the Netherlands, Denise can be found juggling between Paris and Berlin, engaged continuously in musical exploration, audio-visual collaborations with like-minded artists, and organizing events with cultural activation in mind.

After studying ‘Image & Sound’ in the Art Academy & Conservatory of The Hague, Denise became increasingly interested in the ever-expanding audio-visual universe and its peculiarities. Persistently curious and relentlessly passionate in video, photography, and music, she found the natural outlets for her artistic expression, which led her to create her label and agency, explore the art of DJing, and produce both video and music. At the moment she’s following a master’s study at INA GRM in Paris.

Since falling in love with synthesizers a few years ago, music creation is now one of her main creative outputs and an infinite source for inspiration and joy. Warm soundscapes, strange textures, subtle atmospheres, and broad bass lines — her musical intentions either as a DJ or as a music producer are clear: to excite the listeners through an excellent curation of tracks, flowing organically, stretching time and bending space in pure harmony.

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Rubi

Rubi

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In the past couple of years, Rubi has left her mark in the electronic music scene with a uniquely recognizable sound. She has built a style by bringing together musical influences from around the world, a habit that fuels her sets as she crosses styles and genres to deliver an unusual journey.

An avid digger, Rubi has become a reference when it comes to underground music and forgotten records, a passion and curiosity she shares through her eclectic YouTube channel.

In May 2015 she co-founds the renowned Barcelonan event series Kommuna and vinyl only label Kommuna Tapes together with CMYK, pekkuliar and Alex Mac-Lean. In raves or secret after parties, they have received some of the most respected artists in the genre, out within days and turning in the bags of some of the most respected players of the scene, Kommuna Tapes has become a pillar in the industry.

In 2018, Rubi leaves the project to look for new horizons: she relocates to Asia and founds Out Of Sight, a Yangon-based arts collective which focuses on establishing a small scene for underground electronic music and creating a community through music, dance and self-expression. Inviting artists such as Adam Collins, TC80, Exos and LowMoneyMusicLove, she builds the country’s only event series with continuous international bookings. 

She recently moved to Berlin, where she continues her pursuit through the unknown spheres of electronic music characterized by ever-changing rhythms, little vocals, strange drum patterns and everything that is a bit outside of the usual.

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Nitz

Nitz

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II/III

Fine-tuning frequencies slightly above murky dancefloors and discovering new soundscapes for the inquisitive ear, Tine Vrabič a.k.a. Nitz has slowly and steadily become a household name of Slovenian electronic music. Machine generated and supplemented with field recordings, his signature sound is fundamentally drawn from the finest ambient dub techno heritage. However, it is nobly fermenting, or rather relentlessly unfolding over the past years as a unique story, traversing micro house, electro and IDM, interchanging elements of suspense, melancholy and quirky dadaism along the way.

As a member of the long-standing Slovenian collective for promoting electronic music and culture called Synaptic, Nitz has spent the last decade making music, performing and realising concerts, club nights, and other special gatherings, such as his most recent string of live machine-jam sessions for select audiences called AmbientSoup, intended to spread and present ambient music and related culture. 

The legendary Slovenian alternative venue Klub k4 has always been an important node in the musical network of Nitz. From humble beginnings as a promoter, to playing music there since 2009 as a resident DJ, he is now a veteran in this craft, seamlessly merging old and new music across a plethora of genres. Taking up the position of program manager in 2015, he has expanded his influence further and achieved new means for materialising his vision of electronic music and club culture, meanwhile contributing greatly to the scene by providing opportunity for fresh and established musical talent.

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