Nijmegen / Utrecht based Koarse rolled into Drum and Bass through an interest in boundary pushing art. Their enjoyment of dark and experimental music drove them to learn how to create it, picking up production and DJ’ing at the early age of only 13 years old. From that moment onwards, they never stopped developing their skills, creating a signature style of high energy club smashers filled with intricate detail.
Their technical proficiency improved further in their 6 year study of sound design and music at the HKU in Utrecht, completing both a bachelor and master’s program with high marks. All the while applying this knowledge to the progression of the Koarse project. This applied specialisation later led to them to holding a teaching position at this very college.
Inspired by many sounds and scenes, Koarse always finds the golden mean. As the multi-talent that they are, this DJ is not afraid to challenge and experiment with different genres like techno, footwork and even hardcore. Their sets are fast paced and intricate with a focus on bridging the worlds of the familiar and the unknown, weaving together an emotive story from beginning to end. Having already received support from the likes of Skrillex, Noisia, IMANU and Buunshin, they are well on the way to become the next big name in the game.
They describe their own music as ‘intense and distorted’, so expect to be knocked out of your seat!