Khen (IL)

Rising out of the Tel Aviv shoreline under the production moniker Khen, Hen Falah has generated enough heat during 2013 to burn white hot in the minds of the global DJ elite. Raised in the populous metropolitan city, Khen grew up listening to a variety of musical styles that would ultimately shape his own direction with laser guided focus and a steely determination to reach the upper echelons of the underground music scene. A prodigious talent that saw him first make music aged 11, would soon blossom into something extraordinary as he became familiar with the Tel Aviv club scene under the auspices of a talented elder brother. Since his first productions hit fellow Israeli, Guy Mantzur’s Plattenbank imprint in 2011, Khen’s ascent has been nothing short of meteoric both in terms of respect earned and support garnered for his impressive production style. Beatport production credits in 2012 and 2013 have seen Khen’s status rise exponentially as he counts Denis A, Guy J, Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo amongst his fans. Indeed, it is the latter that has played and charted almost all Khen’s work throughout 2013 on his world-renowned “Resident” show. From those opening tracks, Khen has gone on to grace the catalogues of the finest modern labels including Lowbit, Movement and Whose Haus in 2012 followed by Proton Music, Hope and Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat in 2013. Chart success has been commensurate with talent as original productions such as “Moments Become Endless Time” and remixes including Nick Stoynoff’s “Berlin Dream” gain multiple entries in Beatport Top 100 charts and the recent “Thousand Mirrors” EP for Proton received to rapturous acclaim. The clubs he once frequented to study the effect and dynamism of dance music have now become home to Khen’s considerable DJ talents. Tel Aviv’s “Cat & Dog”, “Shalvata” and “The Owl” have all played host to his skill and verve behind the decks as he tours throughout his Israeli homeland and beyond its shores to Europe and the 2013’s Amsterdam Dance Event. Furthermore, 2013 also saw the launch of the monthly Proton Radio show “Scales” as a further vehicle to spread his sounds and the musical knowledge accumulated through exposure to the global club scene. Already finding itself in the Proton Top 10 chart on numerous occasions, “Scales” is certain to build on its substantial successes thus far. An unswerving dedication to his craft and an acute sense of production intelligence has seen Khen develop a musical wisdom far beyond his youthful exterior; set to expand still further in the coming months and years.
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