Joyhauser about their first time at Awakenings Festival
Awakenings festival 2019 was our first time playing at an Awakenings event. For us it was like a dream coming true, to play at the best techno festival in the world. Last year was quite a breakthrough year for us: Galaxy Phase was a big hit and we released our first EP on Monika Kruse’s label Terminal M, which did even better in the charts.
We think the key of that success was working hard on finding a sound that was identifiable and perfectly matching with our style of music in DJ sets. It took us quite a while to perfect that, but we notice now that people all over the world know our music. Playing your own music in all of these different countries for all these different people really is an enriching experience. Of course, all of this wouldn’t be possible without the help of our agent Ugur Akkus, Monika Kruse and our dear friend Amelie Lens; who all believed in us from day one.
Last year was the first year we decided to play a special DJ set, consisting of only Joyhauser tracks. This took place at the Boiler Room stage of Pukkelpop, a festival we’ve been visiting for over 15 years now and is really close to our heart. We had so much fun that we decided to make it a tradition, but only once a year at a festival, in a club or a venue that has a strong meaning to us. This year we chose Awakenings.