Amplify Series 043: Insolate

Dirty Epic welcomes aboard Insolate for its forty third episode of Amplify Series.

A veritable powerhouse of the Croatian techno scene Insolate has been
establishing a global presence as a DJ and producer for over 20 years
delivering as both a label boss at Out Of Place and the creative force
behind their electrifying TRAUM events.

Hailing from Osijek, Croatia, on the wide Croatian East – a town that at
first glance a heavy industrial atmosphere overshadows, she is making
her first steps as a DJ back in 1997 before taking over European and
worldwide clubs.

Her list of clubs and partys she played is impressive and includes
Berghain, Rex, Tresor, Under Club, Club d’Anvers, Unter, Exit Festival,
Tomorrowland, ADE and Dimensions Festival. Amongst many European
clubs she played numerous tours in Colombia and recently added USA,
China and Argentina to the list.

As a producer, she’s had a string of releases on highly respected labels
including Ellen Alien’s Bpitch, Ben Sims’s Symbolism and Machine, DJ
Deep’s Deeply Rooted, Marcelus’s Singular and Developer’s Modularz –
supported and played by some of techno’s finest including Laurent
Garnier, DVS1, Dax J and Ilario Alicante. Also she released the stellar
Obscure Object Of Desire EP on JoeFarr’s new User Experience imprint, EP
for a Suara and beautiful EP for Proletarijat, label run by Sev Dah. She
also contributed to Ben Sim’s compilation Tribology among giants as
Planetary Assault Systems, Oscar Mulero, Steffi etc. and also made super
interesting collaboration with french producer Arnaud le Texier and
released EP with him for Prodigal Son.

In 2019. she announced her debut album. The album Order is Chaos was
released as a double vinyl and contains 10 tracks with extremely interesting collaborations with MATRIXXMAN and singer SARA RENAR.
DJ Mag (UK) described album as “exciting journey thru trans-dimensional
vocals, acid drenched sequences and floor obligated bangers.”

In 2021. she started Online Production Masterclass right after attending
1U4 Leadership Academy when everything went online during pandemic
and no one could access classrooms – so we all switched to the virtual

Insolate is also a major contributor to the Croatian techno scene, so much
so that she was in Ibiza to receive the award for “Dance Nation of the
Year” at the DJ Awards on behalf of her nation. Her and long-time partner
in crime Volster also run the event series TRAUM in her native Osijek.
TRAUM events have cemented their place in the clubbing calendar with
quality artists like Paula Temple, Antigone, Cassegrain, Janice, Etapp Kyle
and Milton Bradley, just to name a few. The success of the TRAUM nights
caught the attention of Red Bull Music Academy and Dimensions – both of
which they have hosted official events for.

Insolate being an international messenger of techno was recognised by
Ambassador award that gave her a title “Croatia’s ambassador overseas”
for 2017 and also 2019. when she won 4 awards for the best DJ, single of
the year, remix of the year and again, ambassador overseas.

As a DJ, Insolate is well known for her no-compromise, pure-bred techno
sets. It’s clear to anyone who’s seen her perform that she’s an artist with
a lot of experience but also plenty of inspiration and ambition, and a deep
knowledge of techno. She is simply a natural presence in a DJ booth. If
you’ve seen her play, you will know exactly what this means.


Soundcloud: @ insolate_official

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