Electric Indigo is the DJ-update of the man-machine music-idea: the combination of human funkiness and a non-stop running 808: Electric Indigo kicked dance floors in 31 countries and 134 cities in Europe, North-America and Asia, she worked as a radio DJ , music-producer and record shop-manager. Like nearly no other DJ Electric Indigo constantly represents an intelligent & and abstract techno-ideal.
1989 – 1997: She started her DJ-career 1989 in Vienna, Austria with jazz and funk sets, but soon the Detroit and Chicago techno-sound became her style. This brought her to the famous Hard Wax record store in Berlin, Germany. In this central institution of the world-wide techno network Electric Indigo was responsible for purchase and communication from 1993 until 1996, then she moved back to Vienna, where she built up her own studio.
1998: she started indigo:inc – a server for extended party experiences and multimedia events. This was also the time when she created female:pressure, which is an international database for female DJs, producers and visual artists who work in the fields of electronic music. female:pressure is a unique, web-based resource of female talent all around the globe and has been built to enhance mutual support and communication as well as the general level of information about female artists.
1999 – 2000: From May 99 until the end of February 2000 she worked for the alternative TV station TIV in Vienna. She hosted the show “TIVIT” under the pseudonym “indigo:inc”, a weekly one hour information program about information technology, software developments, technical innovations, open source, privacy and related civil rights. From May 2000 until January 2001 Electric Indigo provided music and Internet news for the Austrian radio station FM4’s web appearance. In summer 2000 she was one of the lectors for the Red Bull Music Academy in Dublin / Ireland, talking about networking and use of the Internet in the music biz.
2001: was the year for her to relaunch female:pressure with it’s own web address – a decision coherent with the growing self-dynamic and the more independent character of this network. Apart from touring more extensively than ever, she has also been increasingly engaged in cultural and political life on a structural and theoretical level: frequently invited for panel discussions ["techno visionen" at the spring one festival, "white trash girl" organized by volkstanz, "popkultur unter female pressure" organized by fmz, to name a few]. From July 2001 until July 2003 she was member of the board of mica, the Music Information Center Austria.
2002: Electric Indigo started to work intensively on music again and a new collaboration with Mia Zabelka, Vienna’s most interesting e-violinist, was born: Colophony Circuit – a live-project that merges experimental electronic violin improvisations and Indigo’s energetic electro-techno sound. These concerts have mostly taken place in and near Vienna due to the amount of equipment necessary and in some sort of “high cultural” context: the combination of different styles and the virtuousity of Zabelka’s violin playing need an attentive audience, moods and beats can be suddenly changed and broken. End of May 2002 DJ Electric Indigo was invited to play on the main stage of Detroit’s Electronic Music Fest, a great honor for her since she has been truly inspired and motivated by Detroit’s music! She also has been working on the soundtrack for the video “Tesla 21″ by Vienna based artist Marko Lulic, that she performed live in the Belgrade Tesla museum in July 2002. “The New Electro Times”, her mix-CD for the french label Leitmotiv Records, was released in November 2002.
2003: After playing live with Colophony Circuit several times Electric Indigo started to play solo live gigs in 2003, occasionally supported by Barca Baxant, a singer from Vienna. Performances include the moving patterns festival in New York, Ultraschall / Munich and Loft / Barcelona. Consequently, she developed club-compatible solo-versions of the existing Colophony Circuit material and – to be able to travel – she switched from a pure “old-school” setup to a computer / software centered stage equipment with the help of ableton live. In June, Indigo decided to start her own record label indigo:inc, mainly for her productions, the first two records – six-trak ep 1 & 2 came out in autumn / winter 2003. In October the long awaited double-mix-CD “female:pressure presents: Acid Maria & Electric Indigo: Welttour” finally came out on the German label true people. She also made a remix for Reinhard Voigt’s “How We Rock”, released on kompakt 91.
2004: remixing continues for Electric Indigo: She remixed Gwenn Labarta’s “Vortexx Voice Track” for the French label umf, she made a mix of Microthol’s “Sexy Lady” for indigo:inc 3, both to be released in June. She will do a mix for the French band Trisomie 21 and the Austrian formation Silicone Pumpgun. In spring 2004 she was again invited to participate at the moving patterns festival in New York City as well as in Bucharest. she also started a new live-project with Mia Zabelka: colophony circuit featuring Dorit Chrysler
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