INTRO FESI. 2017
- Location:Grand Epoch City, Xianghe Economic-Technological Development Area, Beijing China
- Date:May 28, 2017
- Time:12:30 PM
The talented DJ, singer, songwriter and producer Virginia has been deeply involved in electronic music for over a decade. Growing up in Munich, the energetic and dedicated artist quickly found her feet in music. Her career kick-started in the late 90s thanks to a wave of early hit singles, and she soon began to tour as a DJ, discovering a real passion for life in front of the crowd.
A whirlwind of live shows and international DJing ensued, with Virginia finding many a follower, thanks to past residencies in Munich and Frankfurt. After having relocated to Berlin she’s been a Panorama Bar resident since 2012. Inspired by the warm analog tracks of the 80s and 90s, her DJ sets combine this sound with modern records in an exciting fusion, layered with spontaneous live vocals adding a unique third dimension. With a careful mixture of peaks and also moments of reduction, she commands attention in her hybrid DJ/live performances.
Her songwriting and production projects continued to grace the charts and hold her in great respect in the scene. Her full length album, Twisted Mind, was released in 2008 on Rough Trade, co-produced with Eye-Q Records' Steve B-Zet; a wonderfully musical cross-over album that found its way into film and TV airplay. The album was a positive blend of electro-pop, a project which saw Virginia touring live on stage with a 5-piece band.
Viriginia co-wrote a wealth of productions and guest appearances, alongside the likes of Steve Bug, Butch, Abe Duque including the vocal-led collaboration “Reasons” on Jus Ed's acclaimed label Underground Quality in October 2010. Since then Virginia has gone on to produce some very exciting results with longtime friends Steffi and Dexter. While Steffi's debut album Yours & Mine (Ostgut Ton, 2011) featured two tracks led by Virginia's vocals (the album’s hit “Yours” and the touching “You Own My Mind”), her most recent collaboration with Steffi and Dexter came in form of the uplifting, percussion-driven vocal track “Treasure Seeking” (taken from the album Power Of Anonymity, Ostgut Ton, 2014).
Virginia's rich, colourful and vibrant voice has brought a golden touch to her widespread and highly respected release catalogue, and while she continues to collaborate with some of electronic music's key players, she is slowly focusing on her very own prodctions. Always developing her own production skills, she has released her first solo production Loch & Hill EP on Ostgut Ton in 2013, followed by her My Fantasy EP in January 2015. Her debut album with Ostgut Ton, titled Fierce For The Night, has been released on 27 May 2016.