On the 10th of December Belgrade will be hosting an established techno DJ Monika Kruse who will play at Magacin Depo in Savamala. The local support will be provided by Alexandar Ivković b2b Mihajlo and Ilija Djoković. Tickets can be purchased at Eventim Serbia and Gigstrix box offices at the special price of 800 RSD and 1300 RSD for VIP tickets.
Monika Kruse is techno DJ and producer. She also runs the labels Electric Avenue and Terminal M.
Her first solo album “Changes of Perception” was released in September 2008.
Monika Kruse’s star is shining brighter than ever with a global fan-base hungry for her irresistible beats. In 2014 her club appearances included Space Ibiza with Carl Cox, Amnesia Ibiza with Marco Carola, We Love… at Space Ibiza, Sankeys Ibiza, Egg London and regular sets for her residency at Berghain Berlin.
She dazzled the festivals, too, playing events such as Time Warp, Melt Festival, 18 Hour Festival, Eastern Electrics UK, Ultra Music Festival in Miami and South America, Sonus Croatia, Awakenings ADE, and SEMF Stuttgart. She also hosted a stage at Amsterdam’s Edit Festival, showcasing some of her favourite artists such as Pig & Dan, Nick Curly and Miss Kittin.
Classically trained in piano and with an acquired taste, Monika’s love of music is broad and profound. She grew up buying records, accumulating a music collection that has grown to span funk, soul, hip hop, and house music. When the revolutionary rhythms coming out of Chicago and Detroit captured her imagination it led her to throw parties in illegal venues including World War II bunkers, trams and deserted houses.
Electronic music culture has evolved rapidly since those early days but Monika’s talent and passion is constant. “My ethos is ‘sweat with a smile,’” she says. “I give love to my audience and they give it back. LOVE – it’s the best thing in the world. My goal is to help people forget whatever is going on in their life and have a little holiday – just get lost in my music.”
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.