Courtesy
Courtesy

Courtesy

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Najaaraq Vestbirk, aka Courtesy, is a DJ and label owner from Denmark. Pursuing and finding rare success solely as a DJ means she’s invested fully in her craft. Endless hours digging in the more overlooked sections of the world’s record shops while championing the newest music coming out of her Copenhagen hometown has resulted in a unique and thrilling sound. Her sets are as much for the head as they are the body – A place where fast, streamlined stompers sit alongside whip-crack electro and churning, wrongspeed EBM – held together by a common thread of smart and emotive melody.

This multi-faceted, carnivorous approach to DJing is echoed in the various musical endeavours Courtesy has started over last decade. In the mid-2000s she debuted as a DJ in the teenage duo Ung Flugt, before going on to found Dunkel Radio, a podcast, blog and radio show which grew into one of Denmark’s leading hubs for electronic music. Apeiron Crew followed, joined by Mama Snake, Solid Blake and Smokey for 4-headed back-to-back sets across Europe. Then, Ectotherm – a record label run in partnership with Mama Snake which, while ceasing operations after just 5 EPs, did much to showcase Copenhagen’s fresh take on techno to the world. And now, Kulør – a solo venture which continues to shine a light on Danish talent while seeking to push out beyond the music world into art, photography and writing.

But Vestbirk is a DJ first and foremost. In 2018, her recent mixes for Dekmantel and Mixmag are already essential listening, while standout performances at Nachtdigital, Dekmantel’s Boiler Room stage and the closing set of the Marcel Dettmann-curated Klubnacht at Berghain enamoured her with dancefloors worldwide. 2019 looks to continue Courtesy’s relentless pursuit of new and exciting musical adventures, and continue to thrill clubs and festivals worldwide.

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Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 28.12.2018
    Zukunft
    Zürich, Switzerland
  • Saturday, 29.12.2018
    Flash Cocotte
    La Machine
    Paris, France
  • Friday, 11.01.2019
    The Villa
    Oslo, Norway
  • Saturday, 12.01.2019
    Spazio Intolab
    Napoli, Italy
  • Friday, 18.01.2019
    Berkely Suite Glasgow
    The Berkeley Suite
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Saturday, 19.01.2019
    Motel Campo
    Carouge, Switzerland
  • Friday, 25.01.2019
    Origins
    Komedia
    Bath, United Kingdom
  • Saturday, 26.01.2019
    Mick´s Garage
    London, United Kingdom
  • Saturday, 02.02.2019
    Basic Grooves
    Metropol Enschede
    JE Enschede , Netherlands
  • Friday, 08.02.2019
    Bassiani
    Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Saturday, 09.02.2019
    Klubnacht
    Berghain | Panorama Bar | Säule
    Berlin, Germany
  • Saturday, 16.02.2019
    Move Mózg x Courtesy
    Jasna 1
    Warszawa, Poland
  • Saturday, 23.02.2019
    Splore Festival
    Manukau City, New Zealand
  • Saturday, 16.03.2019
    Blitz
    Munich, Germany
  • Friday, 22.03.2019
    Gewölbe
    Köln, Germany
  • Friday, 29.03.2019
    Košmarai
    Lizdas
    Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Saturday, 30.03.2019
    Nitsa
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Friday, 12.04.2019
    futura x Odd Fantastic
    Corsica Studios
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sunday, 21.04.2019
    Pygmalion
    Dublin, Ireland