Lilith(Art of Dark,EDEC) - Amsterdam/Netherlands
“There is an underlying order in this universe, which expresses itself in the form of numerical relations. This universal order is the basis of my music. I do this because I believe that when your music is based on this order, you can touch people in the most profound way.” - Lilith, July 2011
Rising Dutch house and techno stalwart Lilith is showing herself to be as independent and as strong a force as her mythological namesake in today's increasingly complex musical climate.
Born Caroline Arends, the native Amsterdammer takes her sobriquet from the woman who, in Jewish mythology, was said to be Adam's wife (move over Eve). She left her husband as she felt too constrained and subservient to him – and it's that very same desire to be individual and different that drives this established musical virtuoso.
First embracing the art and science of DJing in 2004, Lilith spent 7 years as one half of Naald & Draad, developing a weighty, bullshit-free groovy tech house sound that won her and her partner-in-crime great acclaim across her native country and continent.
2010 was to be both the year they released their first record – the cheeky ‘From Blossom Till Dawn’ on Daniel Sanchez's acclaimed ‘Bla Bla Records’ – and the year they similarly parted company.
And so in the summer of 2010, Lilith was born as a solo DJ and producer, with a story to tell and more importantly, a story very much worth hearing…
Following on from playing at the best festivals her homeland NL has to offer (Mystery Land, Dance Valley, Welcome To The Future, Rockit Open Air) as well as gracing some of the World’s most respected club mainstays, such as Watergate, Chalet Berlin, Stereo Montreal, Melkweg, Black Box Italy, Catwalk, We Are FSTVL and Ushuaia Ibiza, Art of Dark London and more, Lilith can proudly claim that she has held down a 2 year residency at Amsterdam's legendary bastion of all things underground, Studio 80 between 2010 - 2012.
Lilith also played an instrumental role in organizing the bi-monthly Warehouse parties at Rotterdam's Pakhuis, spreading the good word of house and techno across both of the country's major cities, and further proving both her affection and commitment to the industry.
Throughout the years, she's played alongside heroes of the scene, from Jeff Mills to Guy Gerber, Karotte to Tobi Neumann, Ripperton to Gregor Tresher, Kerri Chandler to Dennis Ferrer and many more. Lilith is one of a minority of multi-faceted performers, with her trademark affinity of playing vinyls, to her equal ability to perform live, debuting her live act in July 2011 on the main stage at Have Nice Day festival to great acclaim.
As a hotly respected producer, her first release under the alias of Lilith, was ‘Angel's Love’, released on the legendary Monique Musique in 2011, and proved to be an even bigger success than she could have hoped for...It pointed a finger to a very bright career in the studio, while her strengths and popularity as a DJ continued to blossom thanks to her harmonically-tailored mixing skills and exquisite track selection.
In 2012 Lilith released a much anticipated and well-received "Master Codes EP" on Memoria Recordings, followed by a remix of Mike Montano's 'Copy vibe & Paste love' on Pins & Needles.
Receiving ongoing support from the likes of tINI, Hector, Carlo Lio, Gel Abril, Hernan Cattaneo, Andrew Grant, Andrea Oliva, Dennis Ferrer, Jerome Sydenham, Robert Dietz, to name but a few, Lilith divides her time between being locked up in the studio, working on her upcoming releases & playing some of the most revered music events across Europe.
Lilith’s most current release 'Little Antennas', a collaboration with fellow Dutchman and Karton Label boss P.Jones, comes on ‘NoVus’, the new label imprint of London based duo Scott Kemp & Cris J. This intelligently crafted track forms part of the label’s debut VA, which also features astounding tracks from Deep Tech Records’ label boss Duky, and tINI & the Gang’s Randall M and Chad Andrew.
Next-up for release in 2014 is the remixed edition of a 5 track mini-album, on one of London's most exciting and dynamic independent labels 'Art of Dark'. ‘Lagrimas del Sol’, is a collaboration between Lilith and Miami born and Berlin based talent David Gtronic, which fast became the label’s most successful release to date. The resounding popularity of the original release, which can only be defined as sophisticated, emotional and authentic techno of the highest order, has led to the album now being remixed by Kate Simko, Tomas Rubeck, Zefzeed, Ilario Liburni, DJ Medeew & Chicks Luv Us, and is due for release on January 27th 2014.
Fully immersed in creating and promoting the music she loves so passionately, and with a swelling backlog of unreleased material eagerly waiting to be emancipated throughout the year, 2014 really is shaping-up to be the most memorable one yet, for this beautifully souled musician.
- Fasten Musique