Nicolaas van Reenen is a Cape Town-based multi-instrumentalist and producer, known for his work with a number of acclaimed and emerging acts. He’s filled in guest roles for Spoek Mathambo, creates sonic textures with post-whatever-mammoths Bateleur, and, most recently, produces avant electro-acoustic sounds as Fever Trails.
Eclectic and ethereal, Fever Trails combines Ableton Live, synthesisers, guitars, drums, piano and bass with Nicolaas’ signature complex, layered sound. Part solo project, part collaborative project (especially in the live setting), Fever Trails incorporates the talents and contributions of Sebastiano Zanasi (Yes In French/Christian Tiger School) and Dylan Jefferys (Bateleur), who add a virtuosic element of live spontaneity and dynamics to a largely electronic set.
2014 saw Fever Trails perform at Rocking The Daisies, Cape Town Electronic Music festival and Sonar Cape Town, leading into 2015 with releases of Bad Life (UK) and Activia Benz (UK).