Swiss Keno is electronic king

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David Keno first got into music when he pinched his older brother’s guitar at the age of 13. 

At first he used his talent and joined a number of rock bands, before finding his niche in electronic music. 

Music has always been his passion and this weekend he flies into Queenstown to perform to a local audience. 

“My taste in music comes from what I listened to as a kid – Kate Bush, Pink Floyd and Depeche Mode. These are still some of my favourite artists today and a big influence on me.” 

Nowadays his focus is electronic, and he describes his set as being between techno and house. 

“I came to electronic music when I was playing in bands, through my band mates. That was pretty late when I was 18 or so, but better late than never,” he jokes. 

This is Swiss-born Keno’s first time to New Zealand, and he says he is excited to play for a Queenstown audience. 

What can the crowd expect from his set? 

“It depends, I always wait to see if the crowd is more into harder stuff than the melodic stuff and I go from there. 

I do listen to what the DJ before me is playing, see how the crowd reacts to that, and from there decide what direction I will go in.” 

Now based in Germany, he launched his own label, Keno Records, in January 2007. Talking about his career, he says hard work and dedication have helped him get to where he is today. 

“It can be a really slow process. For me, I guess it just got better and more successful every year and that’s what kept me going. I love it. Being able to travel globally, that’s great.” 

He says the electronic scene has changed over the past 10 years in Australasia. 

“These days things are not so different from Europe. Everyone has access to music with the internet.” 

He explains that audiences in this part of the world are more into commercial sounds. 

“I think there is more appreciation of electronic music now, which is a good thing.” 

He reckons every gig is unique, and doesn’t know what to expect from his Queenstown audience: “I will just see what happens.” 

Catch David Keno along with Ribera and other guests (these haven’t been confirmed) on Sunday December 14, at Barmuda, Queenstown. Pre-sale tickets priced at $20 available at dashtickets.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Keno first got into music when he pinched his older brother’s guitar at the age of 13.

At first he used his talent and joined a number of rock bands, before finding his niche in electronic music.

Music has always been his passion and this weekend he flies into Queenstown to perform to a local audience.

“My taste in music comes from what I listened to as a kid – Kate Bush, Pink Floyd and Depeche Mode. These are still some of my favourite artists today and a big influence on me.” 

Nowadays his focus is electronic, and he describes his set as being between techno and house. 

“I came to electronic music when I was playing in bands, through my band mates. That was pretty late when I was 18 or so, but better late than never,” he jokes. 

This is Swiss-born Keno’s first time to New Zealand, and he says he is excited to play for a Queenstown audience. 

What can the crowd expect from his set?

 

 

Catch David Keno along with Ribera and other guests (these haven’t been confirmed) on Sunday December 14, at Barmuda, Queenstown. Pre-sale tickets priced at $20 available at dashtickets.co.nz