Astral People proudly present Swedish producer/DJ Kornel Kovacs, who will making his way down under for Strawberry Fields Festival in November.
Applying the Stakhanovite work ethic of his heritage, Kovács started knocking on as many of Stockholm's musical doors as possible, teaboying in the city's record stores, stalking its DJs, working his way through the local library's selection of dance music records. Kovács, then a “strange nerd who got to hang around the older cool kids if they found me funny”, even managed to wangle a few DJ gigs on the back of an intense early teenage love of mid-90s drum'n'bass, turning him into “Stockholm's youngest former jungle DJ” by the age of 14. Taking early inspiration from the likes of Kraftwerk and Art Of Noise to King Tubby and Boogie Down Productions the once resident DJ of Stockholm's legendary Paradise night has been able to develop his production sound into a unique display of sampling genius.
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.
The Swedish producer released his debut album, The Bells in August 2016, after an intensive two-week session in his friend and mix engineer Matt Karmil's Gothenburg studio. He's recently released his second full-length album 'Stockholm Marathon' which is streaked with bright, bold melodies yet marked with a lightness of touch that’s unusual in dance music.
Kornel Kovacs will be joining other huge names on the pristine shores of the Murray river to play the iconic Strawberry Fields Festival. Don't miss out! Tickets Available HERE