Fernanda Martins, a Brazilian female DJ/Producer is now based in Spain and continues to expand her territory and to reach out to a bigger crowd especially in the Techno scene. Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Oscar Mullero, Dave Clarke, Len Faki are some of the top talents she is heavily influenced by and who she looks up to in terms of their musical life and their career. She’s been quite a year so far so let’s hear what she has planned for the summer.
Q1. How has this year been so far?
It has been a good one! Since the beginning of the year I have been playing in some of my favorite countries around Europe, such as Germany, Portugal Czech republic, Croatia, Switzerland, Spain ... And will come back to some of them, and others such as France, Bulgaria, Slovenia .. etc.. I have a sweet schedule ahead...
Besides that, I joined 2 new booking agencies this year: Analog Spain and BPA. I always like when I start something new, it's kind of a restart for my work energy. So, I'm very exited with the new changes.
Q2. Please talk to us about your latest release and the inspiration behind it.
My most recent release is a remix of Victoria.52's track ¨Lost in Detroit¨. When I listened the original I directly said I wanted to remix it. I liked the original and liked very must the elements and vocal. But I felt I had in my mind a pretty different view of all that and I wanted to show it in my own way.
Q3. How is this track special compare to other tracks you’ve released in the last months?
Mainly, because it is the first solo remix I make for my own label Devotion Records. I have been doing some remix for Devotion already, but always in collaboration with my label partner Lucas Freire.
Q4. Can you pick 1 or 2 must plays in your recent sets and why?
Ken Ishii - LC Circuit (Takaaki Itoh RMX). The last release of Devotion Records is one of my favorites, and it is full of Japanese Power! This remix of Takaaki Itho is a regular in my latest sets.
Mark Broom - Dank (Luca Agnelli RMX). Mark is one of my favorite techno producers, and Luca did a great job in here remixing ¨Dank¨. Love to mix this one.
Q5. Any exciting new projects coming up that you can share with us?
Yes, most exciting news of this week for me is that is everything already set up and very soon we will start ¨Devotion LTD¨, the vinyl series of our beloved Devotion Records! The official date of the first vinyl release and artists infos will be announced soon on our social media channels.
Q6. Please leave a message for your fans in Japan.
From a Brazilian Techno Lover (Based in Spain) to all Techno lovers in Japan: lots of good energy and proper techno!
I hope, and wish, I can visit you in a very near future!
Not only is Fernanda Martins recognised as a Brazilian Techno DJ/Producer but she also runs her own label Devotion Records as well as managing Auditiocode Records on the side. It is not easy to manage two labels but it also allows her to reach out to a bigger crowd and express her music in a different style. Stay tuned to her new track “Victoria.52 - Lost In Detroit Remix” and more info from her social media regarding Devotion LTD.