Not only KOMPAKT fans should have been familiar with the name Nicky Elisabeth for some time now. At the beginning of 2019, Nicky joined the family and from then on was spotted more and more often not only at KOMPAKT events, but also in the line-ups of renowned festivals and clubs.
Born in the south of the Netherlands and raised in Belgium, Nicky Elisabeth is a DJ and producer. Her love for music started with singing when she was sixteen and developed into a passion for DJing by eighteen.
Residing in Amsterdam, Nicky had the epicenter of electronic music at her doorstep and was fully immersed into the techno scene. It wasn't long before she began producing records and developed her own unique sound.
Nicky has a residency at Amsterdam’s club De Marktkantine and has played at leading festivals such as DGTL and STRAF_WERK. Anyone who has experienced one of her sets there will find much of the special atmosphere and punchy sound of those nights in Nicky's KOMPAKT debut 12 inch "Celeste" which is out in March 2021.
Are you ready to embrace the magical sounds of Nicky?
Adding started as a drummer and eventually made the step to spinning. What started as a hobby has grown into a passion and he likes to share it with his audience.
Adding is part of our friends from Orde van de Nacht.
He is a true resident here and assists with the organization.
Melodic Techno and Afro House is what inspires this DJ.
Want to get to know his sound?
Deets, real name Esmeralda van Daalen, is a Groningen based DJ.
Flowing in between music genres ranging from groovy to rave and incorporating funky rhythms and vocals, Deets provides sets that always surprise you and will make you want to dance.
Spending her childhood making, listening and dancing to music she became passionate about music early on.
Over time she developed a love for the electronic music scene.
In front of the DJ booth - where the best energy of the dance floor could be found - was where she spent most, if not all, of her time at parties.
Since 2019 she can also be found behind the DJ booth where she combines that passion for the scene with her musical and creative skills.
Co-founder and the music-obsessed Mazee will be making his long awaited DJ debut at this first edition of Released.
The 23 year old, Groningen based Mazee is always looking for the right balance between afro house, indie dance, deep house and melodic house & techno.
By switching between these gears, he will provide you with an interesting, immersive but most of all danceable experience.
Orbitual are the dutch born, Groningen based duo of Rien & Jelmer.
A reflection of 2 thoughts expressed in music. A dark melodic techno act, where darkness and euphoria are the standard.
Their combination of darkness and euphoria translates uniquely onto the dancefloor in a danceable way.
Jelte is known for playing house with uplifting vocals and groovy bass-lines.
He loves to bring the crowd on a musical journey where people can lose themselves in the moment.
His style isn’t definable and Jelte is still exploring!
He plays tracks what he feels best about. But overall, his style will be found in a wide range of house music.
Want to discover Jelte's music?
He had never listened to techno before, yet he went to Paradigm Festival with his friends in 2018. Robin was immediately sold by the music, the people and the vibe that prevailed in Paradigm's dark basement.
Shortly after, he broadened his horizons on techno and in no time he was found all over the Netherlands visiting all kinds of techno clubs and festivals.
Inspired by the never-ending and hypnotizing kicks, claps and basslines, he gradually developed his own vision on melodic techno.
Since 2020 he has been expressing this vision with his project Bruyn, in which he combines raw elements and spacey synths in order to create a melodic yet dark journey within his music and sets.
Rowdy defines the abstraction of orchestral and melancholic elements together as one. A story through the perception of moments of his own, resolves it all together into a musical craft.
After releasing his first EP on Infinite Depth in 2019, he marked his sound into the techno scene with the darker side of techno combined with elegant melancholic elements.
A year later, he released his second EP ‘Misconception’ on which he further developed his characteristic sound. In his set he’ll be showcasing this exclusively through his own work. Rowdy will perform an amazing live set during Released.
Doornroosje is a creative artist based in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Inspired by various home dj's in her friend group and discovering the world of electronic music.
She started spinning techno records on a bright red DDJ-SB when she was 19 years old.
Now, four years later, her collection ranges from oriental and melodic orgánica to deep-based tech beats, with a wide variety of colour amongst the house and techno spectrum.
Doornroosje loves to play all sorts of music that make your lips smile and hips swing. Her musical constructions will either make you dance your head off or make you feel like you’re floating.
Always dancing behind the booth while mixing.
Moxes, a.k.a. Marciano Slager, is 27 years old and originally comes from Friesland. While growing up, his parents introduced him to a lot of different kinds of music.
When he was 21, Moxes found himself drawn to the music that he heard and was fascinated by the DJ’s working their magic behind the decks.
After a few years, Moxes decided to give his all. By this time he had also moved to Groningen. Connecting with lots of clubs and other DJ’s, he gave several performances and his name became more and more known.
Moxes’ notoriety is not only caused by his musical talents (or his massive afro). Everyone who knows him will tell you that he is a very likeable person. When he’s at a party, you will not go home without spotting his afro in the crowd.
You can find Moxes on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings behind the DJ booth in Florentin, a place close to the city centre of Groningen. Apart from his residency at Florentin, you can find him at multiple raves and musical festivals/events or places like Stadslab or EM2, especially during summer.
Are you ready for Moxes playing some Smooth House, Disco and Funky beats?
Selene is a Groningen based DJ who is always exploring more and different kinds of genres and sounds. As a DJ her vision is to always keep reinventing herself even when playing the same music styles.
🥇 Selene won first runner up at the Beatport & is on the Line-Up of several big artists.
The crowd knows her for playing a mix of rousing deep techno and acid as well as a variety of energetic techno and house.
"I love all kinds of electronic music and I play what feels and fits best in the moment".
🔀 Showing their audience again and again how exciting techno music can be.
🤝 Igor and Victor first crossed paths in 2014 at a techno party.
And so their journey started...
The in Groningen based Cyantist is the ‘melodic techno’ project of Igor Dolfing & Victor Hoffmann.
🎵 Bonding over ‘melodic techno’ and lots of other music typos on the side, the duo began producing releases for the melodic techno label 'Aftertech Records'
Up to now, Cyantist has launched multiple releases on Aftertech Records.
Similarities brought Cyantist together. The differences is what makes them special.
🔊Igor focuses on challenging melodic mixing, while throwing some occasional mashups.
Victor teases the audience with the subtle use of additional effects and sounds from external hardware.
Did Cyantist excite you with their intro?