Biography

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 more eclectic contemporary house elements. Influences from the 80’s/90’s are recognisable using patches from her analogue Nord & Juno 106 throughout these productions, fused with more modern synth & percussive sounds. A classical background in flute & guitar & a 16 year DJing ear ensures plenty of intricate bass lines, clicky rhythms, & innovative melodic sequences, creating a beautiful uplifting energy experienced throughout her sets.

SORCERESS’s music takes you on a journey of sound 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 productions & of those that she admires.

With well over a decade of performing, getting her first set of turntables back in 2000 & really making a mark with her unique style 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 incorporating flute, guitar & bass in bands & later in 1998 as a music promoter hosting a number of events around Victoria through FREEZA, including a rural tour hosting bands such as Pre Shrunk, The Brown Hornet & The Mavis’s. After moving to Melbourne from country Victoria to commence a music industry degree, her experience in promotions followed through to organizing Arcadia (2002) attracting over 1,000 punters in the Victorian Gippsland rainforest. AKASHA, a popular music festival then manifested with two explosive energy festivals in 2006 & 2007, along with associated club events. Akasha was one of the first outdoor festivals in Australia to host various electronic styles such as techno, tech house & deep house, as other festivals at the time were still

predominantly trance based. This promoted a huge movement towards these styles & has contributed to the diversity heard across EDM 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, and various other honourable sets including opening for Rainbow Serpent (2014), warming up for Marc Dosem at Maitreya, multiple appearances at Subsonic & Strawberry Fields, Future Music Festival, the 2012 Cairns Eclipse, Wide Open Space NT, Manifest, Winter Solstice, Myan Prophecy, Southern Oracle, Earth Frequency, Akasha Festival, Spiral Harmonics, Earth Fest NYs, Deliverance, Harmonize, Ostara Festival, Byron’s Maya Solstice, Dark Forest, Earth Dance, Fractangular & many more. More recently Babylon in March 2017 & a surprise performance of opening night at the temple of the Oregon Eclipse Festival.

Over this past decade Sorceress has supported well-known touring artists including techno icon producer Peter Juergens (Peter Gun) & progressive trance guru Atmos, both of whom have been inspirations & mentors particularly in the earlier years of her career. She’s also performed along side countless other internationals with highlights including last day of Fractangular’s 2015 festival before Perfect Stranger, & warm up set for current techno giants Dosem, Christian Smith & Wehbba for the Saturday night techno marathon at one of Australia’s former largest outdoor festivals: Maitreya.

2017 has seen her productions played on Pure Ibiza Radio’s ‘INSTRU MENTAL’ program, held weekly over the summer with her original tracks released & unreleased being aired https://www.pureibizaradio.com Tuesdays live at 2pm & 10pm EST.

Releases include extended play: ‘It Has Begun’ & ‘Spex Appeal’ via Avioground Milan, single: ‘Fader Love’ with LuPS Amsterdam (2014) ‘Fuse It’ For The Record & ‘Patient Dreams’ Ready Mix (2016).

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