DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist - Johannes Klingebiel is all of these things. Being a professionally trained jazz drummer and pianist certainly helps for these activities in the same way as it’s occasionally useful to just throw all of this knowledge overboard for the sake of some stone-cold drum machine workouts. It can be both.
This unbiased approach has led Johannes to releasing all kinds of electronic-based music on labels like Beats In Space, Mule Musiq, Mireia, Feines Tier or his own imprint Ancient Future Now, as well as touring the globe as a drummer in bands like his hard-to-define kraut-jazz-something band C.A.R.
As a DJ Johannes unifies these various musical backgrounds in his eclectic, but never arbitrary playing style. Whether he’s playing deep disco cuts or modern house bangers, slow techno sneakers or krauty trip music, the lowest common denominator of his DJ sets will always be his unique sense and love of groove that magically glues everything together.
In 2022 Johannes will put out some new original music on labels like Claptrap from London and Heimlich from Vienna, but most and foremost he’s gearing up to release his new full-length LP „For Now“ on Amsterdam-based Bloomer Records. „For Now“ marks quite the departure from his well-established melodic club-oriented sound and strays afar in new territories of ambient, electronica, jazz and krautrock. Well-set with a newly formed band to perform this more eclectic material live, it will be exciting to see where his music will take Johannes this year.