Jakaan (Jake van Aarst) is one the most highly-respected up-and-coming talents on the Dutch psytrance scene.

His depth of knowledge and intuitive grasp of the genre makes perfect sense when you consider he’s been spinning since the tender age of 13, learning his craft on a broad range of styles including Goa, full-on and progressive psy. His sets are high-energy and immersive, guaranteed to be packed full with brilliant, fresh tunes and crafted perfectly to fit the needs of the dancefloor, ensuring a unique, never-to-be-repeated experience.

As well as performing on the underground and squat party scenes in both the Netherlands and London, he has started to establish himself at festivals including Psychedelic Rave (Rotterdam), Magneet (Amsterdam) and The S-Experience (Nijmegen). His ever-growing list of London gigs includes dance:love:hub, Cohesion, Secret Soma and Futurity and has introduced his talents to a new legion of loyal fans.

Over the last few years, Jakaan has been in the studio perfecting his own sounds and making releases on Dutch independent label, Lucid Spirit. Just recently he has been collaborating with German heavyweights, Atacama, leading to being signed by one of the best-known labels in psytrance: Digital Om. Expect a flurry of releases and collaborations over the coming months and watch this space for more news and exciting developments.



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