As well as their journey of songwriting discovery, a glance at the Soundcloud profile of a young, emerging artist should reveal one thing above all: the reach and popularity of their music. With Felix Jaehn, it's soon clear – he has long since crossed the borders of his native country and is well on the way to conquering the international dance scene. A true northern German, he was born in 1994 in Hamburg, the city he still calls home.
At primary school, Felix Jaehn went down the route of classical training in an instrument, playing violin. His love of the music remained constant, but some years later the genre took on a new form. Equipped with his first DJ equipment, he tinkered about with his own sets and was booked for his first club gigs at just 16. The future direction his music was to take soon became apparent. A long stay in London opened up new creative worlds to him, which had a lasting effect on his sound.
Fascinated by the intensity of melodic tech and deep house, Felix Jaehn created his own unique compositions from a variety of resonant fragments. An instrumental base consisting of piano sounds, saxophone solos and xylophone notes seems to form an integral part of his sunny melodic house tracks. Another successful feature of the young DJ's repertoire is his close collaboration with emerging singer-songwriter talents.
His single "Shine" opens with a melodic piano intro and the dreamy feel-good vocals of singer Linying. A couple of beats later and our fingers are involuntarily snapping along. Guaranteed to get the endorphins flowing! Wherever we find ourselves – this is a song to bring us straight back to the bright side.
With his playful new release of the hit "Ain't Nobody", we dive into that audible array of sounds and samples that is the signature of Felix Jaehn. His danceable arrangements will excite anyone yearning to escape from it all. Both "Shine" and "Ain't Nobody" have now racked up more than 3 million views and have been the subject of fierce hype. He also came to the attention of cutting-edge labels like Spinnin' Records, Ultra Records and Armada Music and international bloggers and PR agencies.
And colleagues from other genres didn't fail to notice that behind the name Felix Jaehn was an emerging star on the DJ-producer scene. Artists such as Klingande, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Thomas Jack and Tiësto support his music, and he has already taken to the stage with DJ and producer Robin Schulz. His name has long been a fixture at the line-ups at Ministry of Sound London, Pacha London, Zig Zag Paris, Traffic Budapest, Electropol Festival Istanbul and the Hamburg Dockville.
With his meticulous feel for sound aesthetics, Felix Jaehn delights listeners and manages to continue developing his love of beat detail. We're excited about this young artist, long known about in electronic music circles – but whose potential is far from fully realised.