24.03.2017, 23:00

DUAL - FJU:Variety03 w/ Denis Horvat (AEON/Innervisions)


Denis Horvat (Aeon/Innervisions)


Denis. (Bittersweet/FJU:)

Scherlenbacher (FJU:)

// Admission: 8€ < 00:00 > 10€

// Artist-Info:
Having released his work on labels including Innervisions, AEON Audio and Exit Strategy as well as having played prime time slots at the likes of ADE and Off Sonar, Denis Horvat has already made some stellar achievements as a DJ/producer. But, through his dynamic productions and complex sets of deep and melodic techno, it’s clear that this incredibly talented Dane with Croatian roots has a bright future ahead of him.

Since 2009, after he moved to Copenhagen to pursue a career in music, he released on labels like Upon.You Records, Get Physical and Audiomatique, before finally forming a promising bond with AEON Audio boss, Alex Niggemann, an encounter that Denis would later describe as a “meeting of minds”. The musical direction of AEON felt like a true home for Horvat's sound. Not long thereafter, Denis garnered the attention from artists like Âme and Dixon, who subsequently signed him up for his first release on their Innervisions label in early 2016, with ‘Momak’ landing on their ‘Secret Weapons 8’ EP. “In my opinion their label is the top of the mountain,” Horvat says of Innervisions. “I wanted to be part of their crew but never thought it would happen so quickly.”

Despite the fact that he focused on production in the early years of his career, Horvat has quickly established himself as a master of spinning sets that blend myriad sounds, weaving techno into deep house, tech, afro house and much more. Focusing on detailed tracks, with selections that weave a tapestry from start to finish, his sets have resulted in Horvat now regularly sharing the bill with some of the world’s most revered selectors, including the likes of Âme, Dixon and Maceo Plex. “I’m just keeping doing what I’m doing,” he says about keeping his feet on the ground. “For me right now it’s just really exciting to be swimming amongst the big sharks.”