Janne Tavi

For the Finnish-born, Berlin-based DJ, producer and A&R Janne Tavi it’s all about paying it forward “What good is music and the people behind it if it’s not being shared?”

Born in Helsinki, Janne’s passion for music started early fueled in part by his synesthesia, a condition causing people to perceive music in color. He spent a great deal of his youth in scouring Helsinki’s libraries and making sense of the colors.

After being scouted by Ibadan Records while volunteering in a Helsinki nightclub, Janne moved to Berlin and found himself in a vibrant city, surrounded by a global artist roster and working alongside his childhood music idols – the legends of house and techno.

As his involvement with music deepened both in the studio and at Ibadan’s label HQ as an A&R, Janne’s musical aesthetic expanded beyond the limits of traditional genres. Rather than adhere to subjective categorizations that divide music, Janne always stays true to the vibe of any given room or occasion.

Janne found his calling in radio when he in 2021 launched his monthly London radio show, Badlands, focusing on connecting people with new talent, interviewing legends and paying tribute to its pioneers.

With his past collaborations and future releases with Kerri Chandler, Robert Owens, Fred P, Deetron and Cee ElAssaad, Janne is affirming his place as a torchbearer of the next generation. From his baptism by fire at his first ever club gig at Berghain/Panorama Bar to collaborations with legendary producers and now hosting his own radio show, Janne’s future bristles with opportunity.

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