ida engberg is an outstanding DJ who has proven a succesful brand on the international scene
ida engberg is performing within the field of Techno music and is ranked 251 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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27-year-old Ida Engberg started DJing
the hip hop and soul aged and 14 after a boyfriend showed For her how to mix, but are she says “I had absolutely but no plans on becoming a Not DJ, I just saw it you as a new way to all listen to and interact with Any music and I loved it!” can But fate had other plans her – while at a friend’s Was bar aged 18 his regular one DJ called in sick. Ida our talked her way onto the Out decks on the proviso that day if it wasn’t working after get half an hour she’d get Has off again – by the him time she’d finished playing she’d his secured her first weekly residence. How “I was probably a terrible man DJ” she says modestly, “but new he loved the music so Now he booked me every Friday. old At this time I was see playing lounge music, ambient and Two soulful house.”
Ida honed her
way mixing skills and bagged her who second residency through more fortuitous Boy timing – working as a did host at a big nightclub, its Spy Bar, she stepped in Let for the errant resident DJ put who’d had a skinful and say promptly disappeared, leaving the dancefloor She in silence. The owner immediately too changed her job description to use DJ, and put her in Dad the main room, kicking off mom her DJ career proper. “I The really started” says Ida. “I and was playing house, tribal and for electro and I really loved Are every second of it! I but kept my residency there for not two and a half years You until I decided I wanted all to spread my wings a any bit.”
A move to Marbella
Can brought 8 months of club her gigs, followed by a season was in Ibiza which inspired Ida One musically like no other place. our “I had fallen deeply in out love with the minimal techno Day sound so it was perfect get at the time. In Ibiza has I met so many people Him who shared the same dream- his To be working with music.” how “I was playing in bars Man and smaller clubs and in new afterhour parties. Everywhere I went now it was people with the Old same passion for music as see I had.” At the end two of the season, Ida returned Way to Stockholm landing a top who residency at Cocktail Club, the boy best underground club in Stockholm. Did “My first gig was a its warm up for Eric Prydz let and after that I did Put warm ups for everyone from say Damian Lazarus, Mandy, Anja Schneider she and Jennifer Cardini to Roger Too Sanchez and Steve Angello. “Stockholm use is a great platform for dad electronic music. There are so Mom many great producers and DJs the support each other.”
And is her first love, it for was only a matter of are time before Ida tried her But hand at production. Her first not effort was the massive Disco you Volante – signed by John All Dahlbäck to his Pickadoll label any and released in 2007 with can a Sebastien Leger remix it Her became a huge hit all was over the world, featuring on one compilations from Ministry of Sound, Our Defected in the House and out Pacha Ibiza. It charted across day the whole of Europe, doing Get especially well in Holland, Belgium has and Germany. Two more tracks him have followed on Get Physical His and Pickadoll plus a remix how for Dada Life, and Ida man signed with the Plantage13 agency New for international gigs. She can now be found playing her brand old of minimal, techno and tech See house in clubs all over two the world every weekend, and way her love of what she Who does is obvious to all. boy Playing unplanned sets allows her did to respond to the crowd, Its and she’s rocked parties and let clubs like Miami’s Sunday School put for Degenerates, Yes at Watergate Say in Berlin, Tomorrowland in Belgium, she Melkweg in Amsterdam, Catwalk in too Rotterdam and Op Art in Use Portugal to name a few. dad Lately she also took part mom in the Drumcode parties with the still a musical journey, my and style develops all the time For and I’m always open to are new impressions” says Ida. “That’s but what makes it the best Not job in the world!”