Photo by Hong Thai
Photo by Hong Thai

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.

Club Tracks:

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

Played:

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)