Forest People / Olēka

Forest People / Olēka



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Forest People is the alter ego of young deejay and producer from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dragan Lakic. Born and raised in the small town of Prnjavor, Dragan first got in touch with electronic music trough a friend who gave him an album of Mauro Picotto.

His interest in techno and minimal music grew fast and he soon discovered the beautiful world of electronic music. After some parties Dragan got to know the right people and started mixing records in 2004, and soon playing in few towns of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It did not take long before Dragan started producing tunes and soon proving to be a natural talent, his techno is starting to get recognition from deejays and producers from all around the world. Dragan Lakic aka Forest People has released music on many different labels,to name few of them: Resopal Schallware, Nachtstrom Schallplatten, DMOM, Darknet, Labrynth, Planet Rhythm, 43Recordings, Sick Weird Rough, Genesa, Brood Audio, Frequenza, Capsula, Driving Forces…

As a DJ he played in Tresor,Berlin (Germany), Respublica, Bordeaux (FRANCE), Sirup, Zagreb (CROATIA), K4, Ljubljana (SLOVENIA), Royal Bambi, Dortmund (GERMANY), Empire, Bratislava (SLOVAKIA), Baby’O, Ilz (AUSTRIA), DFK, Banja Luka (BIH), Totem, Maxeville (FRANCE)…

His music is supported by Chris Liebing, Len Faki, Technasia, Alex Bau, Erphun, Shin Nishimura, Drumcomplex, Snello, Fallhead, Roland M Dill, Anderson Noise, Autistic, A. Paul, Tomy DeClerque, Virgyl Enzinger, Mark Morris, Octave, Rennie Foster…


Olēka is the new alter ego of the already well-known Bosnia & Herzegovina-based DJ/Producer Forest People! In a very short time, Olēka has affirmed himself as a new powerhouse in today’s techno scene, and has produced releases for world-renowned labels like Planet Rhythm, Genesa, Power Vacuum, Mindcut, Darkfloor, and Newrhythmic.

This moniker emphasizes the more industrial, and distorted side of techno.
Recognizable by his originality and style, Olēka is the bright future of the genre.

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