Educate Your Ears: Ineffekt

Introducing 21-year-old rising DJ and producer Ineffekt with his new single ‘The Light’, out now on Intercept records. Ineffekt cleverly approaches sound design with an enigmatic attitude that makes him difficult to pin down and equally hard to ignore. Through a blend of satin vocals, dreamlike melodies and instantly distinctive drum patterns, his productions result in colourful euphoria made for peak-time dancefloors.

New single, ‘The Light’, is a sugary club cut with an experimental edge as Ineffekt explains: “For this new record it wasn’t so much going in and making music with a purpose. It leaned much more on songwriting and trying to find exciting rhythms that would catch the ear. The Light is the perfect example of that process. Taking inspiration from club music but approaching it with a songwriter’s mind. It’s a song from the heart, not the brain.”

Priding himself on drawing from influences that span the full spectrum of contemporary music, Ineffekt’s music reaches for stylistically diverse sounds including breakbeat, techno and alt-pop, as well as hints from a new wave of colourful electronica that has been developing in recent years. Having stirred significant interest in his native country of The Netherlands for his debut releases Kora (Album, 2021) and ‘Catch The Sun / A Blackbird Rose’ (EP, 2022) on Intercept, as well as a string of remixes including Coloray’s ‘Blinded’ and Luna Morgenstern’s ‘Click Work Drop’, Ineffekt is primed to take his pop-flavoured electronica to the masses.

The past two years of work resulted in esteemed artists and platforms in the left-field embracing his output and within his short career, Ineffekt has already supported the likes of Avalon Emerson, Bicep, Bonobo, Mall Grab, Saoirse and Roi Perez as well as shelling down sets at DGTL, Lowlands, Best Kept Secret, Dekmantel Selectors and prominent Dutch clubs De School and WAS. This summer, Ineffekt will be sharing festival stages with the likes of HAAi, Ben UFO, Sedef Adasi, Job Jobse and Honey Dijon amongst many others. For more details on where to catch him, see his tour dates below with more info on RA:

The Light is out now: