“I love to surprise my audience by making them enjoy music they never thought they would like,” says DJ Katrine Ring. She headlines Yellow Lounge, DJ-sessions reinventing classical music, at Avenue Hotel for the seventh season running.
This autumn DJ Katrine Ring enters her seventh season head-lining the popular Yellow Lounge, reinventing classical music, at Avenue Hotel.
Katrine Ring is famous for challenging and surprising her audience. She has graciously agreed to share her thoughts on what makes for groovy music and an enjoyable atmosphere, and where to experience both in Copenhagen.
Groovy Music may be Challenging
“Bad music is simply bad craftsmanship. It’s plain noisy,” states DJ Katrine Ring.
Katrine Ring is an acclaimed DJ and music journalist, and many consider her the doyenne of Danish DJ’s.
“Good music may be challenging, difficult and demanding, but it always has a groove,” smiles Katrine Ring.
“And a good DJ has good music. She reads her audience, and selects the right music for it. It is less important whether she is a good technician or not,” adds Katrine Ring.
Unbeatable Atmosphere in Copenhagen
“A place has an enjoyable atmosphere if it is run by pleasant and competent people,” says DJ Katrine Ring.
“I find this atmosphere at La Fontaine, an old-school jazz venue in Copenhagen, where they select great, and always surprising, music.”
Katrine Ring has a special fondness for musical experiences in the urban spaces of Copenhagen – such as Superkilen and Tone Festival in the vibrant district, Nørrebro.
“Nørrebro is literally only a stone’s throw from Avenue Hotel,” jokes Katrine Ring, referring to the infamous riots in 1993 in the now mostly gentrified district.
“At Superkilen, a city space thought out by world-famous architect Bjarke Ingels, there are DJs every Friday, and in my favourite street, Jægersborggade, you often find live concerts with jazz, classical or electronic music,” says Katrine Ring.
Katrine Ring also recommends the free town of Christiania for its beautiful nature and innovative architecture, and food market, Torvehallerne, as its excellent mix of specialist food stores and restaurants has made it a new meeting-point in Copenhagen.
Local and International mix at Avenue Hotel
“Anything is possible at Avenue Hotel. I have never heard them say ‘no’ to a request,” says DJ Katrine Ring.
“I love Avenue Hotel because they manage to unite the local with the international. For our classical DJ-sessions, Yellow Lounge, guests from all over the world mix with locals who come by for a drink and to enjoy the atmosphere.”
She adds:”Also they serve great coffee and an amazing breakfast. Avenue Hotel is a secret I love to share.”
DJ Katrine Ring’s Spot, Offer and Treat
DJ Katrine Ring has kindly offered to recommend her favourite spot in Copenhagen, and together with the celebrated DJ we have found a special treat in the lounge bar and a special offer in the Avenue 24/7 Shop for our guests to enjoy.
Photo by Claes Bech-Poulsen