Tim Andresen is the founder and label owner of What Happens and co-owner of the UK-based Savoir Faire Musique. He is also the co-owner of Culture Box widely regarded Denmark’s leading electronic music venue. But what really brought him to the limelight was his consistent output of production and DJ sets.
From a background of playing in his hometown in the late eighties to promoting highly successful parties in clubs and warehouses in the nineties and early 00s, he gained an enviable following. That brought him to touring and playing some of the planet’s most mythic dance floors and festivals. Music has now taken him to nearly 40 different countries across Europe, Asia and South America. From the super clubs of Ibiza, Ritter Butzke in Berlin and headlining room 1 at fabric London for WYS! through to traveling the world and playing at obscure raves, his exquisite taste and technical talent keeps him in demand across the underground club circuit.
Since 2005, he has held an ongoing residency at Culture Box – described by Mixmag as “Copenhagen’s pioneering platform for cultivating electronic music”, and rated by Resident Advisor as “one of Europe’s best small clubs”. Tim’s countless DJ sets have played a key role in helping to secure the club its unique position, achieving worldwide recognition and 6 awards for Best Danish Club. Tim’s musical talents have not gone unnoticed either, and resulted in him landing the “Best DJ” award at Club Awards, and “Most Popular Nordic DJ” by Megamind.
Tim is an artist who enjoys the writing, production, engineering and arrangement of his own records. His impressive production portfolio includes critically acclaimed work for Tenampa Recordings, Re:FreshYourMind, Younan Music, Ready Mix Records, Natural Rhythm and of course his own labels What Happens and Savoir Faire Musique. In the early days of his studio era, he also released on Toolroom and Southern Fried as half part of Professional Losers, dubbed “the next big Danish housers” by iDJ Magazine after personally being asked to remix by a certain Mr. Norman Cook (the track entered at #1 on the UK Buzz Chart).
Known for a decades-long career as a pioneering and influential DJ, producer, party promoter, label honcho and now a club owner, his legacy reaches well beyond the boundaries of Denmark’s capital. Few DJs can claim to have had as much impact on their local club history than him but his tireless work behind the curtains is something that for him remains equally important and Tim says his love for music – more than anything else – is what drives him and keeps him motivated.