ESCAPE THROUGH MUSIC
Mia Kaltes, a Swiss-Italian DJ and producer, has been performing in a variety of clubs, festivals and other events in Europe since 2004. Born into a family of musicians, Mia’s mother was a pianist and she trained as a violinist from the age of 6. She also played the drums as second instrument.
“Making people dance and offering them a place to escape to, is what makes me tick”
For her, music is very specific in different moments, so she never limits herself to only one kind of musical style. Her guiding principle “Escape Through Music” is all about vibrations. And music is the remedy. For everybody.
She already shared the stage with: Feathered Sun, Voodoohop, Chris Schwarzwälder, Mira, Milo Häfliger Canson, Britta Arnold, Nico Sun, Doubtingthomas, Cesare Disorder, Benjamin Fehr, Luluxpo, Manon, Don Ramon, San Marco, Gogo, Arutani, Alexander Robotnick, and many more.
We could hear her play this year in Katerblau and Sisyphos in Berlin. In Milan at BUKA parties, in Zurich at Frieda’s Büxe and at Lush Play – a “deep, slow & emotional” party concept, that is hosted in different underground locations throughout the year. In Bern she played at Kapitel, Frauenraum and Cafete (Reitschule), just to name a few.
Furthermore, she’s already been twice to the Chocolate Festival and to Folklor in Lausanne and travelled several times to Prague to play. In 2014 she was invited to spin in Moscow, at the Rodnya, and at the Cafe Alcove. If you would like to see her full story as a DJ, take a look at her album “Flyers” on her Facebook account.
A confident DJ who has learned to master the dancefloor. You feel her love for music in every one of her sets. She can feel what people want and need in a particular moment and she is always ready for that. She uses her sensibility like a power. Her pleasure is producing and sharing music for dancing, chilling, flying, meditating, or whatever you feel like. One thing is certain, her music is always deep and emotional, regardless of the direction and speed of the music.
She plays vinyl whenever possible, but she also plays digital on 4 decks with Traktor using two MIDI controllers.
Experiences / Releases:
- DJ, producer and event originator for the label FINEFOOD RECORDS, since 2011, the song: “Elegance is Destroyed”, created with David Fjörgenson, and remixed by Seph and Ryan Hawkin was the first vinyl release of the label, in 2013.
- In February 2017, she and her friend, Abused Disco, released the album “Papillon”, composed of two tracks (Techno / Tech House) under the Swiss label: THE LIMBIIC SYSTEM RECORDS.
- 2010 to 2011, she was booking manager, for the Planet E, in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
She is working on remix and fo a new EP that will be out in April 2019. This time by herself, with will give the music a more personal touch.
26.12 @ Folklor / Lausanne
24.12 @ Frauenraum / Bern
15.12 @ Lush Play Daydance / Zürich
30.11 @ Lucy’s Sky / Düsseldorf (DE)
24.11 @ Lush Play / Zürich
11.11 @ DayJavu Daydance / Zürich
10.11 @ Burning Beiz / Zürich
02.11 @ Kauz / Zürich
23.09 @ Frieda’s Büxe / Zürich
16.09 @ TBA / Berlin
15.09 @ Privat party / Berlin
14.09 @ TBA / Berlin
09.09 @ Lush Play Day Dance / Zürich
25.08 @ Folklor / Lausanne
17.08 @ Kapitel / Bern
12.08 @ DayciBiel – Stadium Gurzelen / Bienne
11.08 @ Street Parade on the Boat / Zürich
04.08 @ Private Garden Party
14.07 @ Refugium im Wald / Bienne
12.07 @ Wunderkammer, Schneiderei / Zürich
23.06 @ Lush Play / Zürich
08.06 @ Frieda’s Büxe / Zürich
01.06 @ Chocolate Festival / Lausanne
18-21.05 @ Schazalp / Davos
12.05 @ Refugium, X-Project / Bienne
11.05 @ Lager71 / Zürich
04.05 @ Kultstätte Keller / Berlin
29.04 @ Frieda’s Büxe / Zürich
20.04 @ Café Jubin / Delemont
20.04 @ 75 Jahre LSD Jubiläum – Eleusis / Basel
07.04 @ Jardins Suspendus / Genève
31.03 @ Coupole / Bienne
23.03 @ SpaceMonki / Zürich
17.03 @ Sisyphos / Berlin
02.03 @ Le Petit Coin du Seeland / Bienne
23-25.02 @ FFFFFFF Burn / Eriz
16.02 @ Turnhalle / Bern
03.02 @ LaBiu / Bienne
26.01 @ Katerblau / Berlin
19.01 @ Kapitel / Bern
06.01 @ Casa Choc / Neuchâtel
05.01 @ Le Petit Coin du Seeland / Bienne
12.01 @ Frieda’s Büxe / Zürich
16.02 @ Kapitel / Bern
23.02 @ Katerblau / Berlin
02.03 @ Lucy’s Sky / Düsseldorf
15.03 @ Sender (GDS.FM) / Zürich
22.03 @ Schiffbruch, Bucht / Berlin
06.04 @ Meine 40 Frühlings Party/ Zürich
14.04 @ Schiffbruch, Bucht / Berlin
20.04 @ Kauz / Zürich
28.04 @ Frieda’s Büxe – Schlummi / Zürich
16-19.05 @ Sutormania Festival
29.05 @ TanzBar – Daniel H.Bar / Zürich
01.06 @ Hive / Zürich
06.06 @ La Coupole / Bienne
08.06 @ Kiosk-Art / Neuchâtel
15.06 @ Dr.Dance Coulourful Rave – Provitreff / Zürich
29.06 @ Land Rave / Zürich
05.07 @ Kapitel / Bern
07.07 @ Dr.Dance Nr. 1 / Bienne
12.07 @ Lush Play – Buzz / Lausanne
27.07 @ Nordstern / Basel
01.08 @ Les Jeudis Electro / Evian (FR)
09.08 @ Lethargy Festival / Zürich
10.08 @ Frau Gerold Garten / Zürich
16.08 @ Terre-Sainte (secret place on the forest) / JU
18.08 @ Dr. Dance Nr. 2 / Bienne
23.08 @ Chat:eau Festival / Burgundy (FR)
25.08 @ Kapitel (after hour) / Bern
12.09 @ Rösti Reitschule / Bern
14.09 @ Private Party / Zürich
27.09 @ Fête des Vendanges / Neuchâtel
01.11 @ Private Party / Zürich
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