Line-up /Virginia (OstGut Ton, Underground Quality/Berlin)
Zadig (live) (Constrcut Re-Form/Sino/syncrophone-Paris)
Arnaud Le Texier ( Safari Electronique-Cocoon-Melt Music)
Maura ( Leftroom Records-Melt Music )
Monika Ross ( Serialism-Uberbeat-Melt Music)
Fresh off the back of our rowdiest party to date, Melt HQ are delighted to announce that plans are already afoot for our 6th instalment. And you can guarantee it’s gonna be another hot one!
After Tama Sumo and Nick Hoppner sent spirits soaring, we thought it’d be rude not to continue showcasing some of Berlin’s finest underground DJ talent. Ladies and gentlemen, get set, for Virginia! After a guest vocal performance on Steffi’s 2011 breakout album ‘Yours and Mine’, and over a decade spent both producing music and djing across the globe at legendary clubs such as Cocoon in Frankfurt, this household name is finally coming back to London to show you all just what she can do on the turntables. Anyone lucky enough to witness her set at Fabric in December knows that we’re in for something a bit special.
Supporting the Ostgut-Ton stalwart on the night and playing live for your aural pleasure, we’re delighted to announce an exclusive first London performance from Zadig. Melt is always on the lookout for up and coming tech-house talent and in Zadig, our 6th party will be graced with just that. A big fixture of the Paris scene already, and with dates supporting the likes of techno uber-lord Jeff Mills, the Frenchman Re Form label Boss, can’t wait to come showcase his skills on these fair shores for the first time. And if his releases on labels such as KH recordings and Technasia are anything to go by - Kenny Larkin's to be heard spinning Zadig's own productions it’s certainly not going to be his last.
Virginia (OstGut Ton, Underground Quality/Berlin)
The multi-talented DJ, Singer, Songwriter and Producer, Virginia has been deeply involved in electronic music for over a decade. Growing up in Munich, the talented, 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 world-wind of live shows and international Djing ensued, with Virginia finding many a follower, thanks to residencies like the cult club Flokati, Tobi Neumann's famous house haven, or her longstanding nights at Sven Väth´s Cocoon club in Frankfurt, which ran for over 3 years. Inspired by the warm and 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 song-writing 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 and most recently with Panorama Bar resident Steffi, on her album 'Yours & Mine'. Beginning with a vocal-led collaboration, 'Reasons', on Jus Ed's acclaimed label Underground Quality in Oct 2010, they have since gone on to produce some very exciting results. Steffi's album focuses two tracks around Virginia's vocals which she feels really reflect her true musical direction - the tracks 'Yours', a rousing hit in the making, and the touching 'You Own My Mind' (both released on Berlin's Ostgut Ton in Feb 2011).
Virginia's rich, colourful and vibrant voice has brought a golden touch to her widespread and highly respected release catalogue, and she continues to collaborate with some of electronic music's key players. Always developing her own production skills, she is currently working on her first solo productions which will are due in spring 2012.