Lady Blacktronika aka Femanyst
Lady Blacktronika got her start in 1997 doing vocals for San Jose based dj, producer and close friend Mattski. In 2006 she began trying her hand at House and Techno production and soon garnered the attention of Mike Huckaby via Myspace. She released her first EP on Spanish Deep House label, Deep Explorer, in September of 2007. Since then, she has amassed an extensive discography which includes releases on her own imprints, Sound Black Recordings and Sound Kemystry. Her sound is heavily influenced by the classic elements of old school Chicago & Detroit House music. She draws inspiration from current life experiences as well as her past – such as the 1990’s Bay Area club scene, and hardships of her former street life in San Jose & Los Angeles. In 2011 Lady Blacktronika relocated to Europe and stirred things up in the Berlin music scene.
Resident Advisor described her as “The First Lady of Deep House”. Her releases, live mixes, podcasts & vocal performances have grabbed global recognition and respect as an innovative producer who earned the title “First Lady of Beatdown”. While producing is still her biggest passion, her reputation as a House dj keeps growing; she also recently started playing under her new Techno alias, Femanyst.