Jan Liefhebber

Dj & Producer and label owner of Highland Beats & We Are Techno productions

Jan Liefhebber has been an important element of the Dutch techno scene since the early 90’s.

In 1995 he set up the record label Highland Beats to provide a platform for the acid and techno that he played in his DJ sets.

Highland Beats went on to become one of the most successful techno labels of the 90’s and it provided a spring board for many upcoming artists. One of the first of its kind in the Netherlands, Highland Beats has inspired many labels and artists over the years.

Jan’s DJ career started off in the underground techno scene. Together with some friends he organised parties in crazy industrial locations like old abandoned farm houses, fields, tunnels and warehouses.

Jan’s musical taste differed from what most people were playing and he soon made a name for himself due to his musical diversity and refreshingly different sets.

The popularity of Highland Beats fuelled his success and his first international bookings soon followed.

In 2003 Jan released his first co-production. This led to a storm of remix requests and he has since (co-)produced on many prolific labels.

The main reason that Jan has remained a sought after DJ is that he doesn’t let any trend dictate what he plays while still evolving and progressing.

After 40 releases on Highland Beats and several releases on sub labels HBLTD, Body: Art: Form and Klirfactor Jan decided to start up a new, fresh project to reflect the sound he is playing at the moment.

2008 saw the launch of Eterno Records, a joint project with partner Jenny Rose.

Jan Liefhebber has performed in Austria, Belgium, Brasil, Croatia, Turkey, France, the UK, USA, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Malta, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and Russia at some of the world’s most prolific events.


Important Clubs: Doornroosje (Nijmegen-nl)),Rex Club (Paris-fr),Tresor (Berlin-ger),Pulp Mansion (Berlin-ger),Fusion Club (Munster-ger),House of God (Birmingham-uk)The Orbit (Leeds-uk),Marcus Garvey (Nottingham-uk),Tor3(Dusseldorf-ger),Butan Club(Wuppertal-ger),Fat Kat(bordeaux-fr),Le Nautilus(Bordeaux-fr),Le Laterie(Strassbourg-fr),Batafar(Paris-fr),Moog(Barcelona-ep),Havey Sick Zero(Tokyo-jp) and many many more……

Partys&Festivals: Defqon Festival(NL),Awakenings Festival(nl),Nature One(GER),Norderslag Festival(NL),Ruhr in Love Festival(GER),Millesime Festival(FR),Q-Base Festival(GER),Love Parade(GER),Giga Dance Festival(NL),Alcatraz Festiavl(NL),Teqnology(NL),Dance Valley Festival(NL),Ground Zero Festival(NL),Emporium Festival(NL),Big Sunflower Festival(AU),Techno for mates Festival(BR),Valkhof Affaire Festival(NL),Play(FR),Techno Festival(MT) …and many more…