Biography of Kevin Arnemann

Hailing from the south of Germany, Amsterdam based Kevin Arnemann found his true love for techno through his inspirational parents, who took him to Awakenings Festival at the tender age of 14. Soon after, he got his own pair of Technics and started to spend his spare time digging the crates at Outland Records. The result was a fast-growing record collection, firmly rooted in the aesthetic of 90s European techno – raw, repetitive, yet refined.

In the years that follow, Kevin Arnemann developed a distinct musical identity that takes its cues from many different sounds and scenes. Always dynamic, intelligent and driven by a passion for dub techno in particular, influenced by the likes of Basic Channel, Chain Reaction and Thule Records.

This certainly helped him to earn the title of youngest winner of the renowned TWSTd DJ contest at age 16, leaving behind a whopping 160 contestants and winning both Jury and Audience vote prizes in a sold out Melkweg. Subsequently, he landed residencies at some of Holland’s most knowing venues, including Club Poema, late Studio 80 and even debuting at the main stage of Awakenings Festival in 2013.

From this groundwork, the young Dutchman keeps excelling in the industry. From 2011 till 2015, he was one of the driving forces behind the monthly club night Junction. At various venues such as RADION, Westerunie and Melkweg, he invited techno’s most revered selectors by the likes of Laurent Garnier, Norman Nodge, Shifted and the Zenker Brothers, just to name a few.

Taped Artifact | Kevin Arnemann

Taped Artifact

In 2015, Arnemann added a new chapter to his career. At age 23, he launched his own imprint by the name of Taped Artifact. The label – which he founded with Daan Kemp – is focussing on the artification of deep, atmospheric music and various visual art forms. Ever since the label’s introduction it has received praise from the likes of Ben Sims, Eric Cloutier and XDB.

Since its launch, the Amsterdam based Taped Artifact has built an impressive catalogue, including contributions by Hiver, Physical Therapy, Natan H, Ohm & Octal Industries and Arnemann himself, amongst others.

Taped Artifact Catalog

Artist / Title Release Date
Kevin Arnemann – Lumière EP April 13, 2015 Buy
Natan H – Erklingen EP November 27, 2015 Buy
Kevin Arnemann – Concealed EP March 4, 2016 Buy
Matthew Oh – Psycho Hub EP May 13, 2016 Buy
Various Artists – A Fiction Universe November 4, 2016 Buy
Ohm & Octal Industries – Maoss EP April 7, 2017 Buy

Discography | Kevin Arnemann

Discography of Kevin Arnemann


Title Label Cat# Year
Concealed EP Taped Artifact TA003 2016
Lumière EP Taped Artifact TA001 2015
Sculpture EP Fone Audio FA008 2012


Title Label Cat# Year
Plexus (V/A – A Fiction Universe) Taped Artifact TA005 2016
Recover (V/A – Frameworks 03) Fone Audio FA011 2012
Somewhere Out There (V/A Frameworks 02) Fone Audio FA005 2012


Title Label Cat# Year
Akasoundsite – O’Clock (Kevin Arnemann Remix) Soundsite Records SSLTD01 2013
Rob Hes – Slow Burn (Kevin Arnemann Remix) Sound of Earth SOE062 2013
Skober – Stadium (Kevin Arnemann Remix) Organism ORGA24 2013
Antoni Bios – Shapeless (Kevin Arnemann Remix) Drowne Records DRW008 2013
Locomatica – Arena (Kevin Arnemann Remix) LCMTC LCMTC022 2012
Quentin van Honk – The Ant Catcher (Kevin Arnemann Remix) Løuche Records 10048708 2012
Remy Unger – Stick The Dragon (Kevin Arnemann Remix) Fone Audio FA006 2012

Podcasts | Kevin Arnemann

Live recordings


Bookings | Kevin Arnemann

Bookings Europe / ROW

Gem Bookings
Robert Deutsch
robert at gembookings dot nl

Gem Bookings | Kevin Arnemann

Bookings North & South America

Patternbraker Artists
Kelly Thiru
kelly at patternbraker-artists dot com

Patternbraker Artists | Kevin Arnemann