EFFEN, the Singaporean DJ and Producer, is currently enjoying the success of his latest single, ‘Hayal’. On the day of its release through the label Future Sound Of Egypt, ‘Hayal’ was featured by Armin Van Buuren on his ‘A State Of Trance’ radio show. The single soon made its way to the prestigious ‘Discover Weekly’ playlist on Spotify, having entered the Beatport Top 100 charts just days earlier. Following that, it received global support from top trance DJs including Sean Tyas, Simon Patterson, MaRLo and many more. They loved it so much, that it was played twice at the recent ‘UnKonscious Festival’ in Phuket.
Now, thousands of Electronic Dance Music lovers around the world are starting to take notice.
2018 was the year EFFEN made a global breakthrough with his music productions. ‘Cause & Effect’ was his debut single on Future Sound Of Egypt, a perfect example of how emotions can be infused into the edgy world of Tech Trance. ‘Sinners (Aren’t We All?’) soon followed, with the legendary Solarstone quickly signing it to his Pure Trance label, merely minutes after receiving the demo in his email. Seven, if you need to be specific.
‘Sinners’ was premiered in the summer of 2018 in Ibiza and then in ‘A State Of Trance’, making EFFEN the first Singaporean artist to be featured on the highly prestigious radio show. To top it all off, the single was then included in the ‘Pure Trance 7’ mix CD compilation on Black Hole Recordings. Again, a first for any Singaporean artist.
For over a decade, EFFEN has been industrious in setting dancefloors on fire. He maintains an open-minded approach towards the wide spectrum of dance music, expanding his knowledge of identifying what works on the dancefloor. It is this principle that enables him to be comfortable playing the different roles of a DJ. The opener, the headliner and the closer. EFFEN integrates a new school mentality with principles of the old school and he manages it effortlessly in his 7-hour sets in Avalon.
No stranger to the club circuit, EFFEN has held successful residencies in the main rooms of Avalon and Ministry of Sound, as well as exclusive venues of Fashion TV’s Fashion Bar, Hed Kandi’s Kandi Bar, and Cafe Del Mar. He currently helms the decks for the ‘Transition’ nights at Canvas.
With new releases and remixes already signed to other highly established labels, there’s definitely more to look out for in 2019 for this Singaporean phenom. The culmination of over a decade of hard work, EFFEN now stands peerless, at the very front of the new wave of Singapore DJs and Producers.
QBar Singapore (2006)
Fashion Bar by Fashion TV (2007)
Ministry Of Sound (2008)
Avalon (2011 – 2013)
Effen was featured on Mothership.sg in August 2020