Vlada is a rising Moscow-born DJ who has been travelling the world and playing records since she turned 18. Much of this is down to her father, an avid collector of jazz and funk melodies himself whose love for music first inspired his daughter’s affection for vinyl aesthetics and digging. Her time today is split between Berlin and Moscow, and she continues to hold a residency in the latter city’s Arma17 nightclub. In addition to this, she also manages the curation of The Volks parties as co-founder.
Sonically speaking, she offers the hypnotic basslines and long mixing style so commonly associated with Eastern Europe, though it’s evident from this submission—and any of her sets, for that matter—that she is steadily creating an independent though clearly influenced style of her own.