Amy Root

Electronic | The Netherlands

Biography

Classically trained musicians with a passion for the arts running through their veins from an early age, Dutch producers Lukas Amer and Sjoerd Huissoon fortuitously met one another at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. After working separately on a number of diverse musical projects for many years, they quickly discovered they shared a passion for similar electronic music, which led to the formation of Amy Root in 2018 characterised by a collective enthusiasm for emotive beats, exhilarating harmonies and diverse global influences.

Influenced by everything from Radiohead, Joni Mitchell and Moderat to Fela Kuti, Paul Simon and Elbow as youngsters, the Amy Root catalogue draws inspiration from the likes of Jon Hopkins, Bonobo and Jamie XX, exploring multiple world music cultures within a familiar, yet exciting framework. From Japanese drums, Bulgarian choral music, South African percussion and more, the enigmatic pair brings their sound to an exciting and surprising new way of experiencing dance music, with colourful yet moody undertones running throughout.