Real Name:
Reimer Eising
Kettel is Reimer Eising (born 1982), a self-described “elixir-brewing, camping-loving and musicmaking sorcerer-to-be.” He is well-known for his playful, spontaneous melodies and organic folk sounds similar to Aphex Twin, Jega, and Plaid.
He has also collaborated on several projects of various remixes and compilations on his many record labels.
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Kettel - Dreim album art Kettel Dreim (Album) Kracfive US 2001 Sell This Version
Kettel - Cenny Crush album art Kettel Cenny Crush (Album) Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
Kettel - Smiling Little Cow album art Kettel Smiling Little Cow (Album) Neo Ouija UK 2002 Sell This Version
Kettel - Split LP Series #2 - Hydrus / Kettel album art Hydrus (2) / Kettel Hydrus (2) / Kettel - Split LP Series #2 - Hydrus / Kettel (Album) Narrominded Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
u-cover18, U-COVER18 Kettel - Volleyed Iron album art Kettel Volleyed Iron(CD, Album) U-Cover, U-Cover u-cover18, U-COVER18 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
Kettel - Through Friendly Waters album art Kettel Through Friendly Waters (Album) Sending Orbs Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Kettel - My Dogan album art Kettel My Dogan (Album) Sending Orbs Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
Kettel - Whisper Me Wishes album art Kettel Whisper Me Wishes (Album) Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Kettel - Myam James Part I album art Kettel Myam James Part I (Album) Sending Orbs Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
Kettel - Myam James 2 album art Kettel Myam James 2 (Album) Sending Orbs Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
Kettel - When Can album art Kettel & Secede Kettel & Secede - When Can (Album) Sending Orbs Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
Kettel - Ibb & Obb - Original Soundtrack album art Kettel Ibb & Obb - Original Soundtrack (Album) Sending Orbs Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
Kettel - Wingtip album art Kettel Wingtip (Album) Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
none Kettel - Dwingeloo Life Extension album art Kettel Dwingeloo Life Extension(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Kettel Self-released) none 2020

Singles & EPs

Kettel - Brother Max album art Kettel Brother Max Mouthmoth UK 2001 Sell This Version
Kettel - Red Pear album art Kettel Red Pear Neo Ouija UK 2001 Sell This Version
ZIQ034 Kettel - Atomic Tadley / APM album art Kettel Atomic Tadley / APM(7") Planet Mu ZIQ034 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CVK003 Kettel - Kettel / Setzer Split album art Kettel / Setzer Kettel / Setzer - Kettel / Setzer Split(12", Cle) Civik Records CVK003 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
Kettel - Tadley Management EP album art Kettel Tadley Management EP (EP) Planet Mu UK 2002 Sell This Version
dub24, DUB24, DUB#24 Kettel - Cenny album art Kettel Cenny(12", Ltd, Smplr) Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB), Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB), Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) dub24, DUB24, DUB#24 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
Kettel - Look At This! Ha Ha Ha! album art Kettel Look At This! Ha Ha Ha! (EP) Kracfive US 2003 Sell This Version
dub29 Kettel - Cuddle And Then Leave album art Kettel Cuddle And Then Leave(12") Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB) dub29 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
T.I.N.A. 02 Kettel - Making Gentle Love To Famous Ladies album art Kettel Making Gentle Love To Famous Ladies(12") This Is Not A Dub Recording T.I.N.A. 02 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Kettel - Perspeeks album art Secede & Kettel Secede & Kettel - Perspeeks Merck US 2007 Sell This Version
Kettel - Kettel Remixed album art Kettel Kettel Remixed (EP) Thirtieth 2010

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March 10, 2020
Definitely The Best DNA of RDJ. or more Great Music. 20years Love from Japan.


July 11, 2018
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The most authentic, natural, green, naive, soft like a cup of milk and "crafted with the heart" computer music I have ever heard. There's not a tiny dust of attitude in Kettel's expression, that's why it sounds so rare and precious.

Cheerful, playful and heartlifting, Kettel's melodies are made of fresh fructose, draw a smile our on face each time, and are unpredictable and spontaneous like sudden water in the face during a summer day. These elixirs of everlasting youth are sometimes brewed with a melancholic mood, like remembrances of a perfect past.

I usually also make a difference between Kettel's first years (2000-2005) and Kettel since "My Dogan" (2006-now).
Indeed, with the birth of "My Dogan" in 2006, Kettels trades his usual breaks, clicky and reduced sounds for more maximalistic ones with heavier synths and acid basslines.
To understand it better, just have a listen to "Twinkle Twinkle That Is You" released in 2003, and his remixed version (by Kettel himself) called "Twinkle Twinkle" released in 2008. While the first one is airy, soft, minimalistic and bucolic, like a small bubble floating in the air, the second one is more high in definition, less lo-fi and more polished, with a more pop-ish vibe that is directly catchy at the first listening, like the burst of hundred bubbles. Two differents approachs, I love both, even if my heart beats secretly for one, hehe. ; )

It's a very personal point here, but I always thought that Kettel (particularly early Kettel) sometimes sounded like the world of Harry Potter. Nature and animal-friendly, with a perfect balance between fantasy and reality, between the airy dreamer and the playful explorer. Kettel used to describe himself as "elixir brewing, camping-loving, music making sorcerer to be". Hey, he's not far from belonging to Hogwarts! I think Reimer would be very good at potion-making and botany. What do you think? = )

Kidding aside, when I listen to these creations, I always imagine the bliss of living a simple, humble, joyful life in the countryside. What's better than a hug from your pets, having a walk with friends or chatting about the last video-game you played with? Kettel's music is not more complicated than that, and that's why it's so refreshing and essential.

His music is one of my several influences which allowed my love for simple and natural things to stay so strong and unwavering, and allowed my heart to stay young forever. I'm not sure I would be the same person today if I had not discovered his music in early 2000s. Back in the days, I always thought that you could have a computer and a tree as best friends, I always thought that it was possible to give to numerical aesthetics a human face, speech and smile. Kettel did it the way I imagined it, with a very singular naivety I can't find anywhere else.

My favourite musician from the current millenium? Well... I think the answer is yes. And my favourite seagull too.


November 25, 2007
Composes beautifull music and with so many good releases allready on his name we only can expect more beautifull music!!
This guy is really worth checking out listen to My Dogan and you'll know what i am talking about...
Also really worth seeing him perform live.
If you like plaid / BOC / Toytronic you'll love this to!
It's no surprise that Planet Mu fixed one of his first releases, but strangly enough he never had any release on rephlex.

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