Continuing their voyage in Le Noir, Substance finishes the 2019 season of parties in Le Noir KL this Friday 20 December with Bulgaria’s new techno promise, Gabriella Vergilov.
The Brussels-based producer, DJ and a singer with an idiosyncratic take on electronic music and an extraordinary energy on the stage – Gabriella's sound behind the decks blends synth-infused basslines, cinematic atmospheres and sensual vocals, wowing audiences at clubs like Shelter Amsterdam, Arena Berlin, her former residency at Antwerp’s Ampere, Dimensions festival, and Boiler Room, where she became the first Female from Bulgaria to play for that prime dance music institution and second Bulgarian artist after Kink.
Gabriella's energy as a DJ is also embodied in her distinctive and deeply personal productions, where her unique and pulsating style results from immense talent, systematic piano training and contemporary ballet, fine-tuned technique, and the ever-present influence of her homeland’s folklore.
Hailing from the small town of Tutrakan, Gabriella grew up far away from dark dancefloors and big festival stages. A classically-trained pianist and a contemporary dancer, Gabriella fell in love with music after the fall of communism, while listening to her father’s favourite records in his studio in the Danube city of Ruse. There, under the sounds of classical music, rock, pop, disco, hip-hop and early electronic from Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre, her dream of becoming a singer was born.
Gabriella’s 2018 release, Termosfera, grabbed the attention of her all-time favourite artiste and mentor DVS1, who opened his Fabric mix with her track Boring Shit months before its official release. Berghain’s own Ben Klock and BBC Radio 1’s B.Traits also showed support for Gabriella, putting her tracks on heavy rotation throughout 2018.
Gabriella’s unique and groovy production style is further underpinned by her seductive yet eerie vocals, a deeply personal element that’s present in all of her work and in her collaborations with other artists. This is exemplified by her recent collaboration with Marco Shuttle, in the title track from The Moon Chant EP, which was released on The Bunker New York in November 2018.
For Friday’s debut KL appearance from her, The Substance Soundsystem will be filling the vibes too.
: Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL:
Cover Charge: RM50. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table . Email: email@example.com / Phone/WhatsApp: 012-224 5416. Valet parking available.