GiGi FM aka Giulia Fournier-Mercadante is a French/Italian force well and truly to be reckoned with.
Born and raised in Paris, Gigi moved to New York in her teens after being awarded a dance scholarship at the NYC Ballet and Alvin Ailey where she studied and practiced dance at the highest level before moving onward to her current residence of London where she continues to make waves with her unique approach to Music, Sound, Dance and Art.
It wasn’t long until she became a firm fixture of South-London’s close-nit music scene, taking part in organising parties in DIY spaces and DJing regularly across the city (with regular appearances at London’s revered ‘Make Me’ parties). Listing Donato Dozzy, Bjork, Function, Neel, Aleksi Perrälä, Pierre Henry, E. Satie and Suzanne Ciani to name a few among her musical influences, Gigi is as creative in the studio as she is on the decks.
Her residency on London’s NTS Radio has given her space to explore and share her musical pallet further, inviting kindred musical minds to guest including the likes of Crossing Avenue, Azu Tiwaline, Bambounou, Midgar and Donato Dozzy.
Associating textures and colours with the sounds she hears, GiGi has a truly unique approach to collecting, selecting, playing and making music affording her a natural ability to create atmospheres and ambience unlike many others.
After playing two stand-out sets on Boiler Room in recent times, embarking on a Boiler Room club-tour covering some key UK and European cities, gaining a keen listenership via her monthly NTS Radio show and with releases on some revered labels on the horizon, the future looks very bright for GiGi FM indeed..