Musician, DJ based in Berlin & Nantes.
Affiliation: Tresor Club / female:pressure
Kaltès is a musician, dj and curator living between Berlin, DE, and Nantes, FR.
She has an extensive background in music and studied jazz and improvisation in Brussels, before giving in Berlin’s darkest shade of techno.
She is an active member of female:pressure's international network for whom she host a series of club nights at Tresor Club, Berlin.
With a diverse musical background that encompassed soul, religious music and jazz, Kaltès cultivated her talent at an early age through classical training, tenor saxophone and improvisation. Entire worlds of music later opened up to her on her travels, including Carnatic and UK Asian Underground music. But it wasn’t until she encountered Gudrun Gut’s label and the Chicks On Speed cover of 'Kaltes klares Wasser' that she realized where her musical commitments would ultimately lie. Her DJ name is a tribute to this seminal influence.
Her versatility as a DJ and producer has grown over the years to span tech house to harder-hitting techno, infused with her unique sense of style that some have not hesitated to describe as sexy. Her skill and depth across all her musical activities prove that “light doesn’t shine without darkness”, as one critic put. She is equally at ease building romantic, heady soundscapes as well as infamous techno. For Kaltès it has been an important transition, one that she traces back to her profound affinity to Shamanism and ritualistic healing arts.
Now living between Berlin (DE) and Nantes (FR), she regularly host club nights for female:pressure at Tresor Club, Berlin.
She is an active member of female:pressure's international network and part of Perspectives Festival curating team, alongside with Gudrun Gut and Electric Indigo.
Selected discography Kaltès
Kaltès & Nene H - Protest EP - Eotrax (ETX004)