Kettel (who comes from Groningen and whose real name is Reimer Eising) enjoys listening to classical music and has been playing the piano since he was a child. These influences can also be heard in his melodic, playful mix of IDM, elektronics, techno, classical and jazz.
Kettel has issued a total of 14 albums since 2001, the most recent of which is Wingtip that was issued in 2016 on the Djak-Up-Bitch (DUB)/Clone label.
In the last year he has been primarily working on music for games and commercials. He has also been building up a reputation outside the Netherlands by live performances and his releases on the American label Kracfive and the British label Planet Mu.