It is not easy to find a performer whose dizzying ascent can be compared to the one achieved in a short time by the Belgian techno diva Amelie Lens.
After conquering some of the biggest European and global festivals and stepping on the colossal podium of EXIT mts Dance Arena several times, on 27th May this year, she will be in charge of the basslines at the Sea Star Festival in Umag.
With eclectic DJ sets in which she blends techno of the future with old school elements, Amelie Lens has conquered the world’s biggest festivals — Coachella, Awakenings and Time Warp are just some of them. She grew up listening to alternative rock and dance music, whose influences can be recognised today in her production, as well as in the selection of tracks that she delivers on the world’s largest stages. As a newcomer, she was already the second most featured artist in festival lineups in 2018, with as many as 27 performances.
In 2016, Amelie took the world by storm with her debut EP release “Exhale“, produced by Italian label Lyase. Her talent and potential were noticed by performers with a prominent place on the electronic scene. These included the famous Maceo Plex and the Berlin duo Pan-Pot, under whose label, Second State, she released the EP Let It Go that same year. Shortly afterwards, she joined the German underground label ARTS, for which she released the EP Weight of the Land.
As a resident of the legendary Belgian club Labyrinth, she started a series of EXHALE parties. She demonstrated with all-night marathon sets that she had the skill and technique to compete with performers who had been on the scene for decades. Shortly afterwards, she launched her own label called Lenske, after her childhood nickname. Over time, EXHALE transcended the Labyrinth and moved to other cult clubs and the stages of major festivals. Here, Lens has showcased talented newcomers, but also some of her own early musical role models, such as Ellen Allien.