With Ibiza closing down for the summer, what better time to reflect on the great summer parties and the DJs who made them memorable. For me, one of those was German house and techno DJ tINI, who impressed me with her vivacious DJiing and intimate command of the crowd.
The Munich-born tINI has made her formidable stamp on the electronic music scene over the past five years. She’s been key member of Loco Dice’s Desolat tech house label and their affiliated Artist Alife agency since 2009. She’s earned her stripes as a DJ, playing solidly throughout Europe since 2003 including residencies in London, Ibiza, and Italy, to name a few.
However, tINI also has production clout. In 2009, she released her production debut “That’s Right“ on the Desolat X Sampler, while 2011 saw the release of her debut album “Tessa” again on the Desolat label. It’s an album that fuses the dreaminess of Ibiza and the hard edged tech sound of the sets she loves to play.
So it’s no surprise that on 26 September, tINI won Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2013 at this year’s DJ Awards Electronic Music Awards, held in Ibiza.