Under her given name, Beste Aydin achieved notable acclaim as a classically trained pianist. Yet her latest project, as Nene H, sees her transform into a different creature altogether. Accessing a darker, transcendental state, Nene H creates hypnotising techno. Her mysterious yet powerfully physical sound draws on elements of drone, industrial, psychedelic, dark wave, noise, and more.
Born in Izmir, Turkey, Nene H completed her degree in solo piano in Stuttgart and remained in Germany since. She first got involved in club music in 2015 after moving to Berlin. Her first release, Tingöçü, was released by UK label Seagrave in 2015, and marks “a crude four-track release featuring Arabic instrumentation, haunted vocals and sinewy club nodes,” (Resident Advisor) followed by the 12-inch Metacommunication on Bedouin Records.
Inspired by Tibetan chanting, Nene H wrote Feast, which emerged on SPFDJ's imprint, Intrepid Skin. In an interview with RA, she described the experience: “It’s techno. It’s fucking techno. It’s exactly the same feeling,” responding to the ecstasy of her experiences of club music and hearing religious chant. With Feast, Nene H draws out affinities between the two.
Ever expanding her practice and using her conservatory music training, Nene H will be working with Ensemble Basiani for a special performance at CTM 2020.