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 over board 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 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.
2019 will see quite a handful of new releases, starting with new solo EPs on Mireia and legendary New York powerhouse Beats In Space by Tim Sweeney. The back-half of the year will bring his follow-up to the very well-received „Latewood EP“ on Feines Tier, as well as an EP on his own 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 Ame over Axel Boman and John Talabot to Gerd Janson (he even called it one of his favorite closing tracks). 2019 will bring their debut original EP on Ancient Future Now including a beautiful remix by the one and only Ada.
2014 Alma & Mater Disco Edits (Ancient Future Now)
2015 Latewood EP (Feines Tier)
2016 Cowbell Piano House (Mule Musiq)
2016 Latewood Remixes (Feines Tier)
2017 Nightlife EP (Mireia)
2018 808 Square (Beef)
2018 Voula EP (Heimlich)
Electronic, House, Techno, Disco, Pop, Slow, Jazz, Kraut
Telekom, Olympus, Top Shop
Music for Fashion Shows
Lala Berlin, Porsche Design, Baldessarinni, Marc Cain, Emmanuele
Clubs and Bars
Kater Blau (Berlin), Wilde Renate (Berlin), Sisyphos (Berlin), Loftus Hall (Berlin), Gewölbe (Köln), Heinz Gaul (Köln), Jackwho (Köln), Odonien (Köln), Silbergold (Frankfurt), Peckham Pool Club (London), Taboo (Madrid), Demode (Madrid), Betalounge (Hamburg), Südpol (Hamburg), Nochtwache (Hamburg), Emma (Antwerpen), Bar Venetie (Antwerpen), Contained (Stuttgart), Unten (Kassel), SXSW (Austin), Wilde Möhre, Goethebunker (Essen)