Photo by Laura Herz

Spanish-born, Berlin-based DJ Alienata is a self-described sound obsessive whose sets span obscure electro, acid, dub, IDM, dark disco, jackbeat, and cosmic jazz.

A former philosophy student with a particular interest in mysticism, Alienata began DJing in 2000. In conjunction with Valencia's Overflow Collective, she not only served as a resident DJ but also participated in theatre and music-technology workshops and oversaw its label operations. Her earliest contact with Germany's dance music scene came through Leipzig's Homoelektrik collective, and upon moving to Berlin in 2011, she quickly found an adoptive family in the Killekill label and associated Krake Festival. When behind the decks, Alienata is closely attuned to both internal and external influences, and is unconcerned with providing listeners with an "easy" experience. "My main intention when I play as Alienata is to alienate people," she has said.

While primarily focusing on DJing, Alienata has released on Traxx's Nation label and has a recording project in the works with Snuffo of the jacking house Snuff Crew.

Zones IV

Berghain, Fri 05.02.2016, 23:00

Opium Hum, Esplendor Geometrico, T'ien Lai, Kassem Mosse, Gesloten Cirkel, Alienata