Photos: Christine Bouché


Niilas is a composer and electronic music artist that blends genres, instruments and electronics into a unique expression of club music. Weaving beats, deep bass and melancholic melodies, he creates glittery textures of sound, all tracing back to his indigenous Sámi background and Arctic aesthetics. Known for energetic live performances, his debut album ‘Also This Will Change’ gained him a Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemann) for ‘Electronic Music Record of the Year’ in 2020.

Elegantly manoeuvring the borders between house, techno, ambient and sound design, Niilas recently released his third solo album ‘Stone Skipping’, where Sámi traditional singing ‘joik’ met the Moog Matriarch and the Iranian santoor. Also serving dripping soundscapes on the new ambient album ‘Hydrophane’ and rock solid house music on his second release ‘Also This Will Change’, Niilas is hard to pin down - and always leaves his audience wanting more.