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brenda

Brenda is a resident DJ and co-producer of the weekly techno podcast, Format.FM. She is A&R for Format Recordings, an underground techno label based in Chicago, USA. She’s also the most recent member of Noisefloor - Chicago, a collective of independent, strictly underground labels and artists gathering monthly to celebrate their passion for the darker, harder, and jackin’ side of techno.

She a classically trained pianist and saxophonist, a foundation that allows her to draw inspiration from all kinds of music, from soulful jazz to dark and gritty drum and bass. She began DJing in 2013 and has already played at some of Chicago’s best clubs, including Castle (Vision) on their closing night after a 25-year run, as well as Sound Bar, Exit, and underground events.

Her Techno obsession was sparked after hearing Richie Hawtin's (Plastikman) "Sheet One", Jeff Mill's "The Bells," and Green Velvet's "Flash" and she has been an avid enthusiast since. She helped organize many underground events with Strobehouse, a Midwestern-American production crew, including DIY tents at the first annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement) and the legendary 3-day Even Furthur camping rave in rural Wisconsin, USA. Recently, her Furthur experience came full circle, but this time she not only helped host a DIYss (Format Recordings / Vibeonauts / Mushgroove) at the 20 year Furthur Anniversary event, but she performed as an artist. Recently, she became the newest member of Chicago's Noisefloor crew.

Brenda: A&R / 'FORMAT.FM' CO-PRODUCER / RESIDENT