About Me

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 and About Blank. Currently a Fuck Your Gender resident (event series by the Nipple Liberation Army collective, featuring 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 Releases:

Steve Morell & Monica Pokorna “Lady Pherez” (dj Vela rmx) – PALE MUSIC
dj Vela & FX “repne movsb” – RECURITY LABS
Remix for the Football WC ADIDAS TV ADVERT
dj Vela “ol’ witch’s jig” – DANGEROUS DRUMS REC.
dj Vela “irresistible” – MOVING TARGET REC.
Two 4 Joy “daisy cutter” – DANGEROUS DRUMS REC.
dj Vela „roamers“ – DANGEROUS DRUMS REC.
Two 4 Joy „we do it like this“ – DANGEROUS DRUMS REC.

Music for Theatre:

Frösche im heißen Wasser – HORST, Berlin
Des Kaisers neue Kleider – COMOEDIE, Dresden
Der Raeuber Hotzenplotz – SAARLÄNDISCHES STAATSTHEATER, Saarbruecken
Human Ways -KULE Theatre, Berlin
Made in Berlin- WINTERGARTEN Variete, Berlin
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..

Check also VELA’s metal art here