About

Hearing Prokofiev’s « Peter and the wolf » at school at the age of 4 is the primary music souvenir that Jonas can remember. « I guess that fixed my attraction for expressive sounds. From that moment I liked musics that bring images in mind. » Born November 9th 1975, in Linselles (France), in the countryside of Lille, frenchman Jonas Bering has belgian, polnish and ukrainian origins. He released numerous albums, 12″, remixes and played in 17 countries around the world since the millenium, being the first non-german artist to be released on Kompakt records, launched in Köln by Wolfgang Voigt, Michel Mayer and Juergen Paape. Jonas skillfully glides between melodious klicker pop and transparent noble minimalism and makes them a perfect match. With an almost provocative sangfroid, he defies any kind of music trends, microtrends and hypes : he braves the saw, the rock, the shuffle and keeps on dreaming of the purest, everlasting, timeless minimal techno. Bering has shown tastes for dub and groove in techno music and his arty ep « Emballages » (Kompakt/2000) is a good example. The frenchman went epic or romantic with titles like « Normandie », « Can’t Stop Loving You » or « Melanie » freshly adapted by Gregor Schwellenbach in a chamber music version. (Kompakt/2013). After an intimist japanese and 4th album named « Regain », he is back and shows his talent as a (probably too rare yet) remixer. Definitly not stingy with the dancefloor, Jonas makes it magical remixing « The Silent Ones » on Kompakt.

© Charly Desoubry
© Charly Desoubry