Niilas is a composer and sound artist who blends genres, instruments and electronics into a unique expression of club music. Weaving beats, deep bass and melancholic melodies, he creates glittery textures of sound, all tracing back to his indigenous Sámi background and Arctic aesthetics. Known for energetic live performances, his debut album Also This Will Change gained him a Norwegian Grammy Award for Electronic Music Record of the Year in 2020. Elegantly manoeuvring the borders between house, techno, ambient and sound design, Niilas invites the listener into a sonic wonder on his fifth album River Of Noise. Collaborating with folk musicians from Norway and Iran working across genres and expressions, he is expanding the map of electronic music. Niilas is hard to pin down – and always leaves his audience wanting more.

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