DJ Tatiana (real name: Tatiana Alvarez) has an international following having played the most famous venues in the world. She is a regular at the 3 largest U.S. Events: Coachella, Electronic Daisy Carnival and Burning Man. Music has always been the fuel, emotion and motivation in DJ Tatiana’s life. Everyone around her recognized this. Tatiana Alvarez began her love of music in elementary school, she made individual mix tapes for her friends for birthdays and special occasions. By the time she was in high school she was introducing her peers to the electronic giants like New Order and Depeche Mode, trying to open up ears that were loyal to the heavy metal scene. The fervor spread amongst her small town and inspired an openness to new sound. She was also into the Ska scene, collecting vinyl from The Jam, Selektor, The Specials, The Skatalites and The English Beat. She became known and trusted to introduce new styles and educate on the best of the past.
Her obsession with music led her to the underground rave scene and the massive rave scene. The energy of all the people who lived the music and felt it made her realize she had found her home. She soon realized that she could infuse her own passion into the music and deliver emotional experiences to crowds. DJ Tatiana emerged. In 2001 she became a resident DJ for Feelgood Entertainment in Oakland and the monthly legendary parties at Hotel Ibiza. Sharing the main stage with superstar DJ’s right from the start. Two months later she was given residency at The House of Blues Foundation Room in Las Vegas. She was gaining momentum playing at venues throughout America. Within a two-year time span she released four mix CD’s. One of the CD’s was released on the Moonshine label, Kinkysweet. She toured with Hot Import Nights as an official DJ throughout America. At the same time she was chosen to be the official DJ for the Spike Television network show called ‘Do It’. She also appeared on the Spike Television show called ‘The Club’ hosted by Paul Oakenfold, where she was a finalist in the DJ competition.She has rocked crowds throughout America, Mexico, Canada, China, Indonesia,India and New Zealand.
She has appeared in numerous publications as a DJ as well as a model. She began a career in the high fashion industry at 16 traveling the world from Japan to Egypt, Cuba to Africa and living in London. Her travels exposed her to world music and sounds which she incorporates into her music bringing sensual, exotic and hypnotic beats to her crowds. She has done many live radio mix shows, including the well-known Powertools radio show in Los Angeles. Within the past year she opened her own label, Jook Music, and has produced original tracks and remixes. Her current projects include the hugely popular Killerkat.
This Cuban blooded girl is on fire. One of the most humble artists out there, she is inspirational in her approach to deliver unforgettable dance experiences where all are touched and moved to feel the music.
DJ Sandra Collins
Maya Jane Coles never intended to be a DJ, let alone one of the most exciting new names in house music when she first started producing hip-hop in her bedroom aged 15.
By her own admission, the 24-year-old Londoner despised house music. “I was quite anti house because the only stuff that I heard was really cheesy vocal stuff on the radio,” she says. “I hated it. I used to think, Who listens to that?”
That was set to change as Maya discovered more underground house and techno music, whilst partying to the likes of Steve Bug and Anja Schenider in and around East London. Aged 17; Maya bought herself some 1210′s and started learning to mix vinyl and play out.
“I wasn’t old enough to be in a club. But it’s more exciting when you’re that age, isn’t it, because it’s forbidden. I was totally hooked. Instantly, I knew I wanted to create my own take on it.”
Fast forward seven years and Coles has become house music’s hottest new property. Listening to her DJ-Kicks mix, it’s not hard to see why. It opens with the muted synth chords and broken post-garage beats of ‘Loqux & Past’ by Deft, gradually acquiring more rhythmic weight care of tracks such as ‘In My Cocoon’ by Bozwell, a moody throb of glassy sounding electronics, wispy vocals and globular bass, and Coles’s own ‘Not Listening’, a driving cut built on a pounding yet melodic groove and exclusive to this DJ-Kicks mix. It’s another Coles exclusive, ‘Meant To Be’, this time in her Nocturnal Sunshine guise, that marks the transition to a more shuffle-y, two-step-influenced passage. The word journey is often used to describe DJ sets — too often, perhaps — but it applies in this case, and on a grand scale.
DJ Ellen Allien
Ellen Allien (real name: Ellen Fraatz) is a successful electronic musician, music producer and music label owner (Bpitch Control). She lives in Berlin, Germany, but travels extensively. She sings in both German and English. She has said that one of the main inspirations for her music is the culture of reunified Berlin; her album “Stadtkind” was dedicated to the city.Like a lot of dance music producers, Berlin’s Ellen Allien has had her hands in just about every aspect of her field. Allien’s immersion into dance music began during an extended stay in London, at the height of the acid house phenomenon. Shortly after returning home she got into DJing, and by 1993 she had spun at Fischlabor, Tresor, and a number of other significant clubs. Throughout the remainder of the ’90s, she hosted programs on Berlin’s Kiss FM, worked at the Delirium record shop, operated a label called Braincandy, and threw a number of parties called BPitch Control, which led to her label of the same name. She became a noted producer and issued a series of full-lengths – Stadtkind (2001), Berlinette (2003), Thrills (2005) and together with Apparat Orchestra of Bubbles (2006).
BPitch Control is a German techno record label founded in 1999 in Berlin by DJ and producer Ellen Allien. In 1992 she became resident DJ at the legendary Tresor club in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz. At around the same time, she started her own show on the Berlin radio station Kiss-FM and created her own record label, calling them both Braincandy, before setting Bpitch Control up in 1999.
The label has since launched the careers of popular artists, such as Modeselektor and Apparat.
DJ Heather (real name: Heather Robinson) is a legend in the house world. From Chicago, where house music is a religion, she has created style. Widely regarded as one of the premier selectors in the nation, this Chicagoan demonstrates her skills and sharp deck acumen throughout the Windy City and the world at large with verve and undeniable talent.
With over 15 years of experience behind her Dj Heather has grown to become one of the Windy City’s main Dj exports. She is an artist who defies conformity, defines quality and continues to nurture her solid skills for soul music of the technological generation. She draws from her rich tastes in the many sounds of music from Hip, Soul & House. She is also proficient as a Producer with releases on 20:20 Vision and Aroma amongst others and she plans to begin her own imprint by the name of Blackcherry Recordings.
DJ Shiva (real name: Lisa Smith) has been a force in the techno for 15 years. Based in Indianapolis DJ Shiva has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dance floors around the world. From electro to minimal, Chicago Jack to Detroit soul, the deepest to the hardest techno, her attention deficit disorder requires variety in both music and technique.
With her foray into the continuum of bass music, the same rules (or lack of them) apply. From straight up chest rattling techno to skeletonized exercises in minimal dub to bits and pieces of electro, garage and broken
beats, it’s all in the mix. Utilizing over a decade of experience on the ones and twos, she always brings a fresh approach to the musical palette.
Shiva is determined not only to spread eclectic sounds to new audiences, but to quite possibly live in a subwoofer someday.
Lisa Lashes (real name: Lisa Dawn Rose-Wyat), is an English electronic dance music DJ and music producer best known for her career as a leading female DJ, mixing numerous Euphoria albums, her popular Lashed dance music events and being the first and only female to be considered among the top ten DJs in the world by DJ Magazine
She has headlined European and International music festivals such as Global Gathering, Creamfields, Nocturnal Wonderland and Dance Valley, UK events such as Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Inside Out and Planet Love and in recent years her success has seen her tour China, Canada, United States of America, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
Miss Kittin’s (real name: Caroline Herve) interest in music was spurred by her parents’ record collections, which covered everything from disco to funk to classical to jazz. The Grenoble, France, native found herself attracted to the rave scene of the early ’90s, and within three years of becoming involved, she started performing her own DJ sets. A major break came for the producer/DJ when she received bookings for the Dragon Ball events in Southern France. In 1996, she moved to Geneva, Switzerland, and joined the Mental Groove Records posse. A trio of early productions on various-artists compilations were scattered throughout 1996 and 1997. By 1998, she fell in with the International Deejay Gigolos camp, debuting on that label with the Champagne! EP. With the Hacker, Miss Kittin released First Album in 2000, which combined clubby production work with new wave pop sensibilities. She and Hacker’s haughty, somewhat hokey single “Frank Sinatra” caught fire with the burgeoning electroclash crowd, and her deadpan vocals similarly livened up Felix da Housecat’s 2002 single “Silver Screen Shower Scene”, as well as Golden Boy’s Or LP that same year. With her rep cemented, Kittin dropped the techno-themed On the Road, designed to show off her impressive DJ skills to those enamored only of her vocals. The March 2003 Emperor Norton release Radio Caroline did more of the same, moving Miss Kittin out of the electroclash pigeonhole and toward a spot holding lots of love for her first love, which was always spinning. In-between two more studio albums — 2004’s I Com and 2008’s Batbox — she released another pair of mix albums: Live at Sonar and A Bugged Out Mix.