SORCERESS’s performances across sets include tech house, electronica and just damn good techno………. with a soulful & uplifting edge. Production wise she produces melodic deep tech house with her Sorceress & Marta Kodo project. A sound that is tribal with its rhythm components, yet melodic, dreamy & in the moment with its more eclectic contemporary house elements. With her roots mainly seeded in electronic band influences from the early 80’s/90’s, there will often be the recognizable sounds of her analogue Nord & Juno 106 heard throughout her productions, fused with newer synth & percussive sounds. With influences from various European electronic artists, a strong musical background in flute & guitar & a 15 year DJing ear be sure to hear plenty of intricate bass lines, clicky rhythms, & innovative sequences creating a beautiful uplifting energy experienced throughout her sets.
SORCERESS’s music takes you on a journey designed to bring the dance floor to new levels, as she glides & weaves her well recognized magic via her up tempo grooves, & inspiring set designs nowadays including her own production & of those that she admires.
With well over a decade of performing, getting her first set of turntables in year 2000 & really making a mark with her sound over the years, SORCERESS was crowned winner of the 2011 Australian Pioneer Pro Dj Search. Prior to the EDM boom in Melbourne though, she began her music journey back in the early 90’s with her flute, guitar & bass & later in 1998 as a music promoter hosting a number of electronic band events around Victoria through FREEZA. After moving to Melbourne from country Victoria, her experience in promotions followed through to organizing the event Arcadia (2002) attracting over 1,000 punters in the Victorian rainforest. AKASHA, a popular progressive styled electronic music festival then manifested with two massive explosive energy festivals in 2006 & 2007, along with various associated club events. Akasha was one of the first outdoor festivals in Australia to host mainly styles such as techno, tech house & deep house, as other outdoor festivals at the time were predominately still trance based. This created a huge movement towards these styles at outdoor festivals, & has contributed to the diverse EDM sounds/styles heard across festivals in Australia today.
After moving away from promotions her love for beats continued on with her Sorceress act performing in Thailand in 2012 as a headline for the Half Moon Festival, as well as various other bookings around Australia &
overseas including The Ark Bar Samui, Europe’s Kazantip, the 2012 Solar Eclipse & an epic opening set at Rainbow Serpent Festival in 2014.
Over this past decade Sorceress has supported well-known touring artists including old school techno godfathers such as Peter Juergens (Peter Gun) & progressive trance gurus like Atmos, both of whom have been inspirations & mentors particularly in the earlier years of Sorceress’s career. She’s also played along side countless other internationals at the many festivals/clubs where she’s performed including honorable sets such as the last day of Fractangular’s 2015 festival before Perfect Stranger. With massive local support it was no surprise that SORCERESS was also asked to perform the warm up set for current techno giants Dosem, Christian Smith & Wehbba at one of Australia’s largest outdoor festivals: Maitreya.
Other highlights over the years have included a top position in EMI’s ‘She Can Dj’ in 2011 & performances at most of Australia’s respected festivals such as: Wide Open Space Festival, Earthfreq, Southern Oracle, Future Music Festival, Subsonic Music Festival, Maitreya, Akasha, Ostara, Myan Prophecy, Spiral Harmonics, Byron’s Maya Solstice, Deliverance, Earthdance, Strawberry Fields, Dark Forest, Harmonize, Fractangular, Manifest, Rainbow Serpent & Winter Solstice. Her mixes ‘Front Left Speaker’ & ‘Diving Deep’ featured at No.1 positions on the Kazantip charts in 2012 with a massive amount of soundcloud plays, with other mixes also featuring at No. 1 in charts of media platforms such as Mydjspace. Her sounds have also featured with various guest mixes & interviews on underground radio shows such as Kiss FM, Triple R, Bay FM Byron & podcasts across Australia & overseas.
Check out some of her Sorcy mix releases including various festival sets & performances for crews that she’s affiliated with such as Bean Bag Babylon, For The Record & Burning Seed, also her 15 year’s of DJing celebration mix ‘Fünfzehn Jahre.’ Her production releases including extended play: ‘It Has Begun’ & ‘Spex Appeal’ via Avioground Milan & single: ‘Fader Love’ with LuPS Amsterdam. Stay tuned for her long awaited releases ‘Cala Vadella’ & ‘Patient Dreams.’
Get ready to rock it on the dance floor to her underground soulful techno sounds, or relax to her soothing more deeper styled house sets & may the Sorceress be with you! Labels: Avioground, LuPS, For The Record, Solar Records, Australia & NZ & Ready Mix Records Montréal.