Jan Kinčl's Upcoming Gigs
Mon 17 Jun, 19
Dev9t Festival (Jan & Regis LIVE), Stara Ciglana, Belgrade, Serbia
Thu 20 Jun, 19
KvartART Festival (Jan & Regis LIVE), Zadar, Croatia
Thu 27 Jun, 19
Southern Soul Festival (Jan & Regis LIVE), Ulcinj, Montenegro
Sun 07 Jul, 19
Love International Festival (Jan & Regis LIVE), The Garden, Tisno, Croatia
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Jan and Regis are a deep house/jazz duo and a live act unit based in Zagreb Croatia.
For well over 15 years Jan’s been a regular fixture on the regional music scene through his activity as techno/house DJ, producer, live act performer, radio broadcaster, label owner and a party organizer. Basically, if you scratch the surface of electronic music in Croatia, it’s hard to come across something Jan hasn’t been involved with.
Regis had a somewhat different path. Born in Northern France, in the city of Amiens, he began dabbling with musical instruments at the early age of four and some years later started taking classical piano lessons. It didn’t take long before he developed a soft spot for a more open approach in playing which inevitably led to jazz piano in his early twenties, a discipline he’s been committed to ever since. After spending some time in Canada, Regis moved to Zagreb in 2010, where he soon became an integral part of the local jazz scene.
Jan and Regis met during 2016, and the fact they’re both coming from different geographical and musical backgrounds makes the line where they connect that much more interesting. When combined, their roots become an eclectic amalgam of genres - ranging from house, to jazz, acid, Detroit techno and classical music; paired with improvisational nature of their live shows this is what makes it possible to ride that fine line so well.
Year 2018 was an especially successful one for the duo. In February they released a single “Florette”, and two months later a long play album “In Plain Sight”, both for PDV Records and both getting an extraordinary support from the DJs, media, critics and the public. DJs all the way from Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta, to London, Berlin, Verona and Tokyo are supporting the album and International media such as Stamp The Wax (UK), Red Bull, DJ Mag, 6AM (US) featured it. On top of that, in November 2018. the album got awarded with the “album of the year” title at the Ambasador, the annual croatian electronic music awards.
Jan and Regis spent the year playing all over the region and moving the dancefloors with their unique combination of deep house, techno and jazz. Playing a headlining slot on Dimensions Festival’s main stage alongside Azymuth from Brazil was definitely one of the highlights, and considering all this - the fact they’ve also been awarded with “live act of the year” title at the Ambasador did not come as a big surprise.
Jan Kinčl (Cycle Zagreb)’s tracks