Amelie Lens – From the dance floor to conquering the throne of the world techno scene

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.

17. October 2022. — Author: EXIT

After conquering some of the biggest global festivals with eclectic DJ sets in which she blends techno of the future with old school elements, on 12th November Amelie is coming to the Main Hangar, as part of the No Sleep Festival!

Amelie Lens 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.

In just a few years, Amelie Lens has achieved the success that many artists dream of throughout their careers, which is recognised by influential people in the techno community. Detroit pioneer Richie Hawtin describes her sound as a hypnotic blend of the old and the modern. In 2019, Adam Beyer invited her to remix his cult release “Teach Me” for the Drumcode label. In the summer of the same year, absolute superstar Carl Cox invited the audience to chant her name along with him!

Although she seems to have reached the very top in the blink of an eye without much effort, all this was preceded by her long-term fascination with the club rave scene, which she first joined as a passionate listener. The dedication with which this techno artist prepares her sets — from studying the audience just before she stands at the DJ desk to researching popular artists in the city where she performs – helps her deliver unforgettable performances for her fans wherever she plays.

Amelie Lens is one of the most sought-after representatives of the EXIT family, and a favorite of the club audience. The first time she performed in this region was on the No Sleep stage of the Sea Dance Festival, and in 2019 she led the stellar lineup of the No Sleep Festival in Belgrade with a spectacular performance. Multiple times she has conquered the colossal podium of EXIT mts Dance Arena, and this year for the first time she joined the musical adventure at the Sea Star Festival in Umag.

Regular festival tickets are on sale for RSD2,290, with a 40% discount, while VIP GOLD festival tickets are on sale for RSD3,990. The sale of regular Single-Event tickets can be bought at a gift price of RSD1,590, with a 40% discount, while the cost of Single-Event VIP GOLD tickets is RSD2,790.

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