Music People Artist Feature | Jan Blomqvist [BER]

Music People presents Grand Moon on 7 March at Grand Africa Collection which will be headlined by none other than Berlin-based singer, songwriter and techno sensation, Jan Blomqvist. He will be performing his world-renowned LIVE act, which is an experience not to be missed!


Born in the 80s and based in Berlin, solo artist and bandleader, Jan Blomqvist is something of a maverick in the electronic music scene. It was him who invented concert techno; which can only be described as music with dreamy vocals and seamless melodic beats. When performing as the band, BLOMQVIST, Jan is into dancy electro-pop, and as a solo artist, he plays club soul! 🎧

In the day, Jan sleeps, and at night, he produces music for hours on end. In the earlier stages of his career, he worked as a bartender and spent his money on “educational” trips; Radiohead open-air concerts, Bar25 and After Hours to name a few. Jan set out “to shatter the boredom in the clubs, to bring a concert feel to their dance floors, with simple vocals and minimal beats, everything kept simple with finesse and detail. 🎼

In 2011, Jan landed gigs that entailed performing for crowds as big as 3000 people, to venues as intimate as city rooftops, where he was filmed for a YouTube video that achieved viral status. Jan went on to performing 350 gigs in three years and he remembers them all; New York, Moscow, Paris, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Beirut, Mexico, Copenhagen, Milan, London and many more. 🗺

In-studio, Jan draws from his experiences playing live. His music is always filled with that characteristic ‘Jan Blomqvist feel’. His music gives that feeling of dancing on a rooftop terrace against the backdrop of the sun setting behind dark clouds or driving on the open road suddenly hooked and nodding in time to the infectious sound of his breathy melodies, solely vocals, and his minimally sloping sound that gives you goosebumps. 🙌🏼

Click here 👉🏼 to get your Phase 1 tickets for R330 before the price jump. They have limited VIP table packages available! 🎫

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