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This Saturday, February 17th Sonja Moonear will head to Romania to play in database, one of the best underground spots in Eastern Europe.
Sonja was born in the Swiss Mountains and started playing the piano at age of four. Aside her classical music studies, she was on the search for other musical styles and thanks to her parents, she discovered electronic. As a depeche mode and David Bowie young teenage fan in the late 80’s, she was a bit out of her time. With the wonderful discover of KLF, acid music sounds and Electro rhythmic she did while visiting underground and open-air parties all over Switzerland and Germany, she dived into the whirl of electronic music. In the mid-nineteens, when the rave syndroma turned into a tasteless carnival, she devoted herself to weird parties organizations in several Geneva’s squats during 3 years alongside the Mentalgroove crew. From djing to cleaning the floor after the chaos. At this time she gives up her piano studies for a new bought Roland R8, starts to get professional bookings (Weetamix, Usine…) and to search for silence.
She began the new century teaming up with amazing friends. Miss Kittin opened her the doors, while Weetamix gave her a residency alongside Luciano. During one night in Tokyo, she played after dj Hell who decided to take her on the Gigolo roster. Musically speaking, she was not on the same side, but she got many opportunities to play her sound in various cities around the globe. In the last couple of years she’s been releasing her own tracks and remixes on renowned international labels such as Karat and Perlon. She runs the label Ruta5 and organises various events in Switzerland aswell as the ever growing Kiss Me festival. On top of that, she is a sound designer for the swiss-french TV.
This artist from Geneva evades easy categorization however: her sets reflect an enormous wealth of ideas and creativity and lead her to perpetually redefine her style. Her musical background, eclectic tastes and enviable record collection have made miss Moonear a much sought-after DJ.
Along with Sonja, we will hear Romanian natives Olivian Nour and Clarkent behind the decks of Timișoara’ club.
Early bird tickets had been sold out, second release tickets are available at the price of 40 RON here.
VIP tickets can be purchased for 70 RON, while regulars at the door will be available for 50 RON all night long.
Find out more here.