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GiGi FM

Berlin-based artist, GiGi FM aka Giu­lia Fournier-Mer­cadante is a French-Ital­ian force well and tru­ly to be reck­oned with. 

Born and raised in Paris, Giu­lia relo­cat­ed to New York in her teens after win­ning a bal­let schol­ar­ship. After study­ing and prac­tic­ing dance at a promi­nent lev­el, she moved onward to Lon­don, where she con­tin­ued to make waves with her unique approach to Music, Sound, Dance and Art.

Before long, she became a firm fix­ture of South-London’s close-nit music scene, 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 among her musi­cal influ­ences, Giu­lia is as cre­ative in the stu­dio as she is on the decks. Now Berlin-based, she is advanc­ing not only as a DJ but also in her mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary, per­for­mance art practice.

Her NTS Radio res­i­den­cy has giv­en her free-rein to explore and share her musi­cal palette fur­ther, wel­com­ing kin­dred musi­cal minds includ­ing the likes of Cross­ing Avenue, Azu Tiwa­line, Bam­bounou, Midgar and Dona­to Dozzy.

In her recent EP, Mag­netite,” Giu­lia made use of her back­ground in dance, employ­ing motion sen­sor tech­nol­o­gy to trig­ger sounds and effects via midi along­side her ever grow­ing tech­ni­cal reper­toire in the stu­dio. The title itself ref­er­enc­ing the mate­r­i­al which allows us to sense the kinet­ic force of Earth’s elec­tro­mag­net­ic field: the min­er­al mag­netite. This year she will ded­i­cate more ener­gy towards tra­vers­ing the flu­id space where move­ment and sound collide.

Strong­ly influ­enced by astrol­o­gy, meta­physics, and phi­los­o­phy: for Giu­lia, music is both a tool for con­nec­tion and intro­spec­tion. Her debut album Kiwi Syn­the­sis Diary 21k is a per­son­al project that was the prod­uct of using Able­ton in place of her jour­nal. Sup­port­ed by her hap­py word: Kiwi, the album was a space to let out her inner­most thoughts, feel­ings, and dreams. Her sen­so­ry approach to music cre­ates a tru­ly immer­sive expe­ri­ence where she is high­ly attuned to her audi­ence. Being inspired by the ancient role of dance and music in rit­u­al of com­mu­ni­ty and con­nec­tion, her work is still based upon an instinc­tu­al desire to be in tune with one another.

After two sen­sa­tion­al Boil­er Room sets and embark­ing on a Boil­er Room club-tour cov­er­ing some key UK and Euro­pean cities, she is con­tin­u­ing to gain­ a devot­ed lis­ten­er­ship via her month­ly NTS Radio show, and look­ing for­ward to plen­ty of great shows com­ing up at Panora­ma Bar, HORST Fes­ti­val, Elysia Basel, Selec­tors, Berghain and many more. With her mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary prac­tice grow­ing, we can also expect to see her breach the bound­aries of the club and grow her pres­ence with­in artis­tic spaces. Stay tuned.

Latest updates

GiGi FM at Dekmantel Selectors 2022

GiGi FM at Dekmantel Selectors 2022

GiGi FM on NTS

GiGi FM on NTS

GiGi FM releases latest NTS show

GiGi FM releases latest NTS show

GiGi FM releases "Gamelan Tokyo"

GiGi FM releases "Gamelan Tokyo"

GiGi FM's latest NTS show

GiGi FM's latest NTS show

GiGi FM's interview with T-MAG

GiGi FM's interview with T-MAG

GiGi FM on NTS

GiGi FM on NTS

GiGi FM's 'Magnetite' EP

GiGi FM's 'Magnetite' EP

GiGi FM's RA Mix

GiGi FM's RA Mix

GiGi FM releases ambient album

GiGi FM releases ambient album

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