Kornél Kovács, producteur suédois véritable geek musical, crée des tracks lumineux et dynamiques sans se prendre vraiment au sérieux. Né en 1985 à Stockholm, il a rapidement été formé à la musique le jour et confronté à la collection de disques de ses parents la nuit. Précoce, son appétit pour la musique électronique se fait sentir très rapidement, le conduisant à jouer son premier concert à l’âge de 14 ans. Un virtuose digger de bons sons. @Dour


Born 1985 in Stockholm to Hungarian parents, Kornél Kovács’ perambulations in music began early and have continued at pace ever since. Raised on that classic, enviable diet of “proper” music training plus parents with killer music taste, Kovács’ daytime lessons were given texture at night as everything from Kraftwerk and Art Of Noise to King Tubby and Boogie Down Productions wafted through the house.

Kovács’ debut album, The Bells, was released on Studio Barnhus in August 2016, having been recorded during an intensive two-week session in his friend and mix engineer Matt Karmil’s Gothenburg studio. Giving your debut LP the same name as the most influential techno track in history certainly takes balls. But after hearing how the album draws together Kovács’ natural festive musicality and his long-standing love of club rhythmics, then factoring in the juggernaut trajectory that’s taken him from teamaking record store jester to globally acclaimed producer and DJ, you can certainly forgive his confidence. Described by Thump as a ”dizzying, kaleidoscopic and rhythmically adventurous release” – The Bells featured at 2nd position in Mixmag’s top 50 albums list, no. 5 in DJ Mag’s, and was named one of top 20 electronic albums of 2016 by Pitchfork.

Kornél Kovács has now cemented his position as one of the most prominent producers and DJs around. In 2017 he’s played nearly every corner of the world, including his first Australian tour, shows at Berlin’s Panorama Bar and New York’s Good Room, a main stage slot at Dekmantel’s first Brazilian edition and festival stages in the UK and all around Europe.