Johan Yardan presents Abyss Sessions

Enjoy the sounds of Johan Yardan

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THURSDAY 9:00 pm 10:00 pm

Johan’s passion for music started at a young age when he curiously combed his father’s record collection while listening to stories from a past era. The spark was lit, though, in middle school, where a bet was made after a conversation about Skrillex that he couldn’t produce an electronic track in a week. He was hooked one week and a trip to the Pirate Bay later.

Surprisingly, he had a connection and knowledge of the underground music scene in Durham, NC, when attending a Techno event there in 2018. In the years that followed, he’d formed enduring friendships with community members and refined his signature style of driving, ethereal Techno.

He describes his music as “Having a bite of a good Thai curry. You don’t want it to burn your eyebrows off, but you’ll feel it in your ears.” He’s had the opportunity to play and collaborate with incredible local creators and watch the scene grow and diversify, even as it weathered the pandemic. After five years of planning (and procrastination), he founded “Kinetic Audio” to create a space for artists to express themselves without the pressure of commercial expectations fully.