VELA’s DJ-sets are recognisable for kick-ass bass lines, forward driving beats, and for her remarkable use of “brake-downs layering”, nudging everyone higher up, making the dance floor hungry for more and givin’ it to them good and proper!
After co-founding the electronic music scene in Sofia, Bulgaria, she moved to Berlin in 1998 and is since then an integral part of Berlin’s club life, with past dj-residencies in Maria am Ostbahnhof, Tresor, About Blank and with current projects such as the PRIZM BERLIN Collective (Music Feminism Politics) and the Autopoiesis Collective (all FLINTA* lineups).
VELA has also years long experience as a radio host (Berlin’s pirate radio station TwenFM, BLN.FM, dj-sets.com etc), as well as music producer, both for the dance floor and for theatre productions.
2012 – Steve Morell & Monica Pokorna “Lady Pherez” (dj Vela rmx) – PALE MUSIC
2008 – dj Vela & FX “repne movsb” – RECURITY LABS
2006 – Remix for the Football WC ADIDAS TV ADVERT
2003 – dj Vela “ol’ witch’s jig” – DANGEROUS DRUMS REC.
2002 – dj Vela “irresistible” – MOVING TARGET REC.
2002 – Two 4 Joy “daisy cutter” – DANGEROUS DRUMS REC.
2002 – dj Vela „roamers“ – DANGEROUS DRUMS REC.
2001 – Two 4 Joy „we do it like this“ – DANGEROUS DRUMS REC.
Music for Theatre:
2012 – Frösche im heißen Wasser – HORST, Berlin
2011 & 2012 – Des Kaisers neue Kleider – COMOEDIE, Dresden
2010 & 2011 – Der Raeuber Hotzenplotz – SAARLÄNDISCHES STAATSTHEATER, Saarbruecken
2010 – Human Ways -KULE Theatre, Berlin
2010 – Made in Berlin- WINTERGARTEN Variete, Berlin
2006 & 2007 – Cengiz & Locke – GRIPS Theatre, Berlin
Germany, UK, Irland, Japan, India, Brazil, USA, Holland, Austria, Bulgaria, Swiss, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Poland, Rumania…
CSD (Berlin), Love Parade (Berlin), Street Parade (Zrich), Glade Festival (UK), Fusion Festival (Germany), Liberty One Festival (Spain), MTV Tour of Poland, House of God (UK), Smile Rave-Festival (Texas, USA), Karneval der Kulturen (Berlin), Fuck Parade (Berlin), The Queen’s Jubilee @ BC, Berlin, Berlin Insane! (Berlin) & many more..
Oh, and I also make steel sculptures, but that’s a whole other story… (here)