Thursday, 3 June 2010

Introducing... Joyce Muniz

2010 is a year of many good things... but one thing that seems to be standing out more prominently than ever this year is the state of the female DJ scene. There have always been female DJs in some shape and form over the years, but never before has there been such a melting pot of talent, supporting such a diverse range of music and styles. Long may it continue!

Step up, the Brazillian beauty and all round salsa sub shaker... Joyce Muniz.

After being brought to my attention a couple of months ago via Man Recordings and her fantastic 2010 Carnival mix, which you need to check out. I've borrowed and edited down her bio from her Myspace... naughty me, yes, but it really gives you a great insight into Joyce as an artist and promoter as well as a fantastic and talented DJ with an eye for a great tune and the vibes for a party to match.
Joyce Muniz, a Vienna-based, vocalist, club promoter, producer and DJ. Equipped with musical influences of her home country Brasil, Muniz has revolutionised the European club scene with a new blend of club music incorporating everything from Afro, Jamaican, Carribean and Brazilian sounds & massive bass. Rave with prowess and passion edged in stone... World Music, you might call it.
Born in 1983 in Sao Paulo, Joyce Muniz arrived in Vienna during the mid nineties and was soon introduced to the vibrant Viennese electronic music scene. Short after her first DJ gig at the tender age of 16, she began collaborating as a vocalist with Markus Dohelsky aka Shanti Roots (Vienna Scientists) and I-Wolf (Sofa Surfers/Klein Records). In 2007, Muniz teamed up with Stereotyp for the first time and together, created the first Funk Mundial 12” “Uepa/Jece Valadao” (Man Recordings). In that same year, she and Shanti Roots started producing under the name of Monte Laa Prod and released their first 12”.
Last Year she contributed her vocals to the Cusmos (Herwig Kusatz ad Karl Möestls) track “Garoto,” which is wasreleased on the Kruder & Dorfmeister label G-stone. Joyce Muniz also did some collaboration with Flore, Buscemi and Skero. The lastest offering of Joyce Muniz is the Get Your Conga On EP (Top Billin Rec.), co produced with Shanti Roots and a remix of Malente on Shir Khan's Exploited label.
A brief snapshot at her already exploding CV, which can only get bigger and better. Featuring on the first Funk Mundial release as well, that is huge. Why have I only found out about this woman in the last few months, my life has been led very sheltered!

Anyway less of my life and more about Joyce, whose just done an awesome mix for XLR8R.... 49 minutes of pumping soca action... some damn tasty tunes I'll be adding to my collection with haste.

Shanti Roots & Gümix // Beijota (Joyce Muniz Edit Intro)
Shab Ruffcut // I Don't Know (Disco Killah Remix)
Beataucue // Chachacha (Daniel Haaksman Remix)
Dakunt // Ta Surdou (Lorcan Mak Remix)
Girl Unit // IRL (French Fries Remix)
Gregor Salto & DJ Gregory // Vem Rebola ft. Dama Pancha & DJ Manika
Sekta // Jabajaws ft. Spoek Mathambo (Raziek Remix)
Douster // Punani ft. Spoek Mathambo
Seiji // Elevator Rinse
Joyce Muniz & Shanti Roots / Maluca
PHCB // Baby (Daniel Haaksman Remix)
Bassjackers // Sujo (Bart B More Balkan Edit)
French Fries // Saurus Rhythm
Veron & Praia del Sol // Sleazy
Malente & Dex // Habibi (Shir Khan Remix)
Supa Flu // Dischn
Joyce Muniz & Shanti Roots // Pinga

Also, don't check out her new upcoming EP with Shanti Roots, coming soon on Top Billin... big things!

Joyce Muniz & Shanti Roots - Get Your Conga On EP by TOP BILLIN

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