started DJ-ing in 1998 and is regarded as one of the few international female
DJs who made it to the top. She has travelled to the USA, the Caribbeans,
Russia, Canada, Japan and across Europe.
Her list of venues and festivals is impressive: Berghain (Berlin),
Watergate, (Berlin), Fuse (Brussel), Tresor (Berlin), Sub Club (Glasgow),
Cocoon Club (Frankfurt), Rex Club
(Paris), Origami Entertainment Club (Tokyo), Warehouse 702 (Tokyo), Harry Klein
(Munchen), Q Club (Zurich), Awakenings (Amsterdam), Dave Clarke’ White Noise
(Amsterdam), Sonar (Barcelona), 5 Days Off (Amsterdam), Bergwacht (Cologne),
DEMF (Detroit), Kristal Glam Club (Bucharest), Promise (Toronto), Club Ma22o
(Amsterdam), Club 11 (Amsterdam), Studio 80 (Amsterdam), Doornroosje (NL),
Solar Festival (NL), Welcome To The Future Festival (NL), Teqnology (HMH), In Qontrol (RAI), Off Corso
(Rotterdam) Paradigm (Groningen), Pand48 (Groningen), Simplon (Groningen) and
Dance Valley (NL)!
one of the residents at the Off the Record nights at Club Ma22o from 2002,
where she worked closely with Steve Rachmad, Cellie and Carlijn. Many
established DJs and producers were invited during her sets: Adam Beyer, Joel
Mull and Anthony Rother, amongst others.
she was also involved in a new talent night called Set Off, and the
experimental soiree Explicit Sounds which she organised together with Steffi,
who is now resident DJ at Panorama Bar, Berlin
took off from there. Her style developed quickly and in more recent years,
Estroe has been known for her warm, subtle mixes of techno and tech house that
fluently evolve from delicate and warm music to darker sounds with energy and
groove. She likes to set the tone at the beginning of an evening, and is also in her element when performing at
peaktime and not scared of throwing in some old school techno and electro. Being a real people’s person, she is able to
crank up the tunes and create a brilliant vibe on the dance floor.
producers started out as DJs. Estroe is one of them. Her delicate and profound
productions are not about maximum compression, distorted hi-hats or full-on
bass drums. Instead, they are about atmosphere and space.
started producing several EPs and singles (on labels such as Lessismore,
Little-D, and Muzikism) before releasing Driven on Connaisseur Recordings in
2007. This track sparked the interest of
several big names. Ellen Allien chose Driven
for her Fabric.34 mix CD. John Digweed was blown away by this minimalist
masterpiece and promptly asked her for a remix on his Bedrock label.
long-awaited debut LP Elemental Assets, featuring a guest appearance from Miss
Kittin, followed in 2009 via Connaisseur Recordings and received widespread
critical acclaim. Just recently this year, Estroe released her second album
Comfort and Closure (EevoNext Recordings).
sophisticated, warm and elegant productions Estroe hasn’t gone unnoticed among
other DJs. Dave Clarke booked her for his White Noise parties and she’s a
resident at his Dave Clarke Presents event (Melkweg, Amsterdam) twice a year.
She is also a frequently asked remixer, as is evident from the number of times
her remixes for Bedrock, Manual Music, Tulipa Recordings and Cinematique hit
desire to spot and promote other artists, she acts as one of the judges in the
biggest Dutch production contest Vinylized and gives workshops at the Red Bull
Music Academy. Furthermore, she has her own agency www.estroe-advice.com which
provides technical and managerial training for aspiring producers and dj’s .
Estroe also gives workshops on Ableton, and tries to provide a platform for new
talents. She does this by broadcasting
their mixes at her monthly Estroe Invites Proton show and by booking them at
her Estroe Invites events.
resides in Rotterdam. In September, she will launch her new label Rosedale
Records which will be yet another product of her ongoing success