De Rien

De Rien

De Rien - neo-soul / electronic music producer based in Cologne, Germany.

After many years of experiencing the musical world from different angles, percussionist De Rien has turned his attention towards soulful electronica with his solo project.

Growing up as the son of an opera singer and a classical pianist, the young musician began his career by picking up the drums and piano at the age of five.

After performing with numerous classical orchestras, contemporary and jazz ensembles, he discovered the soul of Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper, before being fully absorbed by the groundbreaking sound of James Blake and SBTRKT, paving the way for his symbiotic blend of genres.

De Rien is also part of collaborative electronica duo Komplement, who, after playing quite a number of festivals last year, supported icelandic pop poet Àsgeir on his German tour in early 2019.