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Torus

Experimental electronic, Netherlands
Booker: Jan Bouwhuis
+31 (6) 45789882 - jan@blipagency.com
Territory: Europe
Torus treats dance music as a tool to reflect on the politics and aesthetics of pop culture. Toying with the structures and forms of sub genres such as trance, electronic and many harder styles, and bringing a critical and adventurous stance to any stage. He is currently finalising his next split release with DJ Lostboi (Malibu), due for release early 2019.

Torus is an alias of Joeri Woudstra, a multidisciplinary artist based in The Hague. Since debuting in 2012, the RMBA Tokyo graduate has refined his artistry through impressive and varied roles such as soundtracking for Metahaven’s Benjamin Bratton stream and an installation for documenta 14 co-produced with Malibu, on echoes of pop culture. His latest A/V project ‘Descend In Chains’ is an 11.11 video of deconstructed choir music exhibited in both gallery and club contexts such De School, ‘t Kunstfort and Unfair, Amsterdam.




In the club, Torus pushes dance music to the very edge of itself. Where his recent output has been distinctly melancholic and ambient, his DJing renders a headier, maximalist approach. Cleanly dissecting scenes and reconstructing them into reimagined contexts to radically alter their social function. His technical approach offers a framework in which to explore the emotional and personal aspects of sound intuitively.

His desire to design a fuller experience is exercised Laser Club. Here, Torus turns his experimental practice towards rebuilding the generic club encounter. Independently piecing together all aspects of the experience - from the lineup, social context, to the stage design: expect lasers, strobes, lights and smoke. From The Hague to Korea, Laser Club is born out of a necessity to create and claim our own spaces. With recent guests including Kode9, Le1f, Suicideyear, Crystallmess and Teengirl Fantasy.

Torus is one of the charismatic leaders of a cult that forces you to dance until the early morning.’ - Noisey on Torus @ Lowlands 2018.

With this gorgeous EP, Torus changes commerce into a religious experience.’ - 3voor12 on Descend In Chains.

Torus’s version takes it from the bedroom to the stadium, adding a heavy set of FX around the core, ever-important melody’ -

FACT Mag on ‘d xo Torus Llif3’ for 10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear

Booking Info

Booker

Jan Bouwhuis
+31 (6) 45789882
jan@blipagency.com

Territory

Europe

Presskit

AGENDA

2018

Strangelove by Job Jobse
Den Haag

HISTORY

2018

The best of Mssingno, Femi, Torus & Ami Buffet
Bordeaux
Melkweg - Torus scores Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Stalker'
Amsterdam
Paradiso (Noord Tolhuistuin)
Amsterdam
Lowlands
Biddinghuizen, NL
Lost Lands Festival
Copenhagen (DK)
Garage Noord
Le Trabendo
Paris
De School
Amsterdam
Ground Festival
Den Haag
The Rest is Noise x Opera Forward Festival
Amsterdam
Beursschouwburg
Brussels

2017

W2 Concertzaal
Den Bosch
The Village
Horst
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
Pitch Festival
Amsterdam
RUIS Festival
Venlo
REWIRE Festival
Den Haag
Oosterbar
Amsterdam
Jongens van Hemmes & Blip: Electronic Afternoon
Groningen
Euromoney – De Gym - Eurosonic
Groningen
Platformtheater Patio - Eurosonic
Groningen
De School
Amsterdam
Disco Dolly
Amsterdam

2016

A L'Elephant du Congo
Amsterdam
Korzo Theater
Den Haag
De School
Amsterdam
Club to Club Festival
Turin
Amsterdam Dance Event
Amsterdam
Blijdorp Festival
Rotterdam
Tolhuistuin
Amsterdam (NL)

2015

Le Guess Who?
Utrecht
Urban Outfitters
Amsterdam
Insomnia Festival
Tromsø
Lowlands
Biddinghuizen
Q-factory
Amsterdam
Bitterzoet
Amsterdam
Red Bull Music Academy Norway
Bergen
Blaest Club
Trondheim

2014

De Kelder
Amersfoort
Todays Art
Den Haag
Chicago Social Club
Amsterdam