207 // Johannes Klingebiel

Almighty Johannes Klingebiel (CAR/Ancient Future Now) lands on our platform with an exquisite and eclectic selection that will make you wish it were longer than 65 minutes.

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 release 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 indie outfit Vimes or his own group, the 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 2019 he released new solo EPs on Mireia and New York powerhouse Beats In Space by Tim Sweeney, on whose legendary radio show he also played a DJ set.

2019 brought their debut original EP on Ancient Future Now including a beautiful remix by the one and only Ada. Along with a string of EPs on Feines Tier, Clap Trap and others, 2020 will bring his debut solo album on his own label Ancient Future Now.

Speaking of Ancient Future Now, Johannes runs the label together with his buddy Jonathan Haehn, with whom he also forms the mystical DJ duo Alma & Mater. Besides churning out some original tunes here and there, they made their mark by putting out some edits that really hit the scene, first and foremost an Underworld edit, which was and is played by everyone from Âme over Axel Boman and John Talabot to Gerd Janson (he even called it one of his favourite closing tracks).

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