Fernanda Martins is nowadays considered one of the best newcomers of Brazilian’s Techno scene, and certainly, one of the best newcomers of world’s techno/hardtechno scene.
This brazilian djane collects performances in many of the biggest and most important clubs, parties and festivals around the globe. She played in the main techno parties and clubs of her home country, and also acted in countries such: Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine and Venezuela.
Owner of an amazing mix technique, and a great charisma, Fernanda is able to impress even the most experienced djs when she is in action. Using cuts, scratches and efx’s she creates precise, detailed and ‘explosive’ mixes. Furthermore, her irreverent and fun way to communicate and connect with the crowd when she is on the decks is incredible.
Above all, Fernanda Martins is known by her excellent music selection. Her presentations are filled with songs full of energy. For this, she researches constantly in order to incorporate new elements and textures to each new set.
Whether playing the most powerful hardtechno, or even, the most pure techno, Fernanda makes clear that she knows, like few others, how to use all the flexibility and versatility that techno offers her.
Biography and Career
Fernanda Martins was born in 1982, in Medianeira city, state of Paraná, Brazil. In love for music since she was very little, she had her life musically marked by genres such Rock, Pop and the New Wave from the 80s and 90s.
The new sounds that were emerging, and consolidating themselves as new music styles, slowly called Fernanda’s attention and fed her interest for the innovating sounds of electronic music.
Her first contacts with this style of music were trough researches she did on internet and that leaded her to find and get interested for the work of Djs/Producers such, Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke and Mauro Piccoto. Later on she would became interested for the work of artists such Dave the Drummer, Glenn Wilson, Adam Beyer, among others. Making it clear, from the beginning, the preference that Fernanda had by the most known sub-genre of electronic music, TECHNO.
In 2002, Fernanda moved to Curitiba. There she had her musical taste very much under the influence of the “London Tech”, that was a very strong style on the city’s underground techno scene, witch she became a part of. Her interest for music, and mainly, for the mixing techniques grow up day after day. On April of 2005, Fernanda Martins started to dedicate herself to the art of mixing.
In the beginning, Funk, Groove and Acid Techno were the main styles on her sets. Since the start, Fernanda has been always worried on improving her technique and ability when mixing all the different variations of techno. With dedication and hard work she started to call the attention of the crowd and known djs since her first gigs.
Through the years, Fernanda began to expand the range of the musical possibilities and started to add more and more harder sonorities to her sets. Nowadays, you can hear she playing from the purest techno until the heavier hardtechno / schranz set!
Since 2009, Fernanda started to research about music production. Slowly she started to dedicate more time into this. She is always researching for sounds that have their own identity, mixing that with elements that define her music taste such: strong kick drums, melodic synthies, industrial textures, dense and tough bass lines and a lot of percussion.
In 2009 she started managing two labels. AudioCode Records, in partnership with Dj Lukas (BR), and, Pink About It! Records, label created by her and Candy Cox (BR).
FERNANDA MARTINS – KENTAKEE (Kentakee EP – HARD-TECHNO-BASTARDS RECS. 2010)
FERNANDA MARTINS & CANDY COX (PINK NOISE) – LOOK AND LISTEN (Look and Listen EP – PINK ABOUT IT! RECS. 2010)
FERNANDA MARTINS – LURBA ZUMBA (Always Forward EP – MENTAL TORMENTS RECS. 2009)
MAIN FESTIVALS, PARTIES AND CLUBS SHE PLAYED
Festivals & Parties: AWAKENINGS FESTIVAL (NETHERLANDS) – MONEGROS DESERT FESTIVAL (SPAIN) – AQUASELLA FESTIVAL (SPAIN) – DEFQON.1 FESTIVAL (NETHERLANDS) – APOKALYPSA FESTIVAL (CZECH REPUBLIC) – Q-BASE FESTIVAL (GERMANY) – TECHNO FLASH (SPAIN) – CITY PARADE (BELGIUM) – TRIVIAL XPERIENCE FESTIVAL (SPAIN) – RUHR IN LOVE FESTIVAL (GERMANY) – LIBERTY WHITE (BELGIUM) – HARDPARK FESTIVAL (ITALY) – ELECTRONIC FESTIVAL (SPAIN) – AFTER + (SPAIN) – PATONES TECHNO FESTIVAL (SPAIN) – HARDTECHNO EXPLOSION FESTIVAL (UKRAINE) – COSMO NIGHT (ITALY) – BASSTATION (ITALY) – CIRCUS TECHNO (SPAIN) – DUAL FESTIVAL (SPAIN) – UB CONNECTION (PORTUGAL) – KAOTIKA (SPAIN) – ROTECTION (BELGIUM) – EMPIRE OF LOVE (GERMANY) – PULZAR (SLOVAKIA) – PLAY! (FRANCE) – BANG THE BOX (PORTUGAL) – HARD SKILL (SPAIN) …
Clubs: Clubs: TRESOR (Berlin, GERMANY) – FLORIDA 135 (Fraga, SPAIN) – FABRIK (Madrid, SPAIN) – CLUB MARIA (Berlin, GERMANY) – INBOX CLUB (SLOVENIA) – INDUSTRIAL COPERA (SPAIN) – GOLDEN GATE (Naples, ITALY) – TURBINENHALLE (Oberhausen, GERMANY) – CLUB POEMA (Utrecht, NETHERLANDS) – BLAU CLUB (Girona, SPAIN) – CINEMA CLUB (Kiev, UKRAINE) – FUSION CLUB (Münster, GERMANY) – KINDERGARTEN (Bologna, ITALY) – CHERRY MOON (BELGIUM) – DUEL BEAT (Naples, ITALY) – BIG CANSIL (PORTUGAL) – URBAN KAOS (SPAIN) – CLUB ZOREKS (Lleida, SPAIN) – TORN DE NIT (Reus, SPAIN) – WONDER (Lleida, SPAIN) – CLUB BASICS (BELGIUM) – THE POWER (Granada, SPAIN) – CLUB FIFTEEN (Cagliari, ITALY) – CLUB LA COVA (SPAIN) – METRO KLUB (SLOVAKIA) – SK CLUB (PORTUGAL) – STRESS LESS (PORTUGAL) – SALA 114 (PORTUGAL) – LA MODE (SPAIN) – SUPER MANTRA CLUB (PORTUGAL)…
LA BARRANCA (ARGENTINA); DARKSITE & KILLERDRUM (ARGENTINA); HARDCODELIA (COLOMBIA); TECHNOMACHINE (VENEZUELA); GIRL POWAH (VENEZUELA); HARD GIRL ATTACK (VENEZUELA).
SAO PAULO: LOV.E CLUB, CLASH CLUB, FUEL TECHNO, DESCONTROL TECHNO, CLUB A LOCA, RAVE PATROL, KLASTERMANIA, CLUBE VEGAS. CAMPINAS: TECHCARDIA and KRAFT CLUB. PIRACICABA:THE INFLUENCE and TECHOLOGY. CURITIBA: VIBE CLUB, STEREO PUB, CAFE CURAÇAO, SOUND SYSTEM, DYNAMO TECHNO, ACID PARK, SOHO UNDERGROUND, ROXY CLUB, MOOD MUSIC, TECHNOTV PARTIES. CAMPO GRANDE: WE LOVE TECHNO and CLUB TOZEN. MANAUS: CAFE CANCUN. PORTO ALEGRE: LOUNGE CLUB and CLUB NEO. FLORIANÓPOLIS: TEKNOPOLIS and CIRCUIT CLUB. FOZ DO IGUAÇU: TASS CLUB and RAFAIN CLUB. CASCAVEL: FELTS. LONDRINA: ACHTUNG. MARINGA: SQUAT PARTY. JOINVILLE: DIESEL CLUB. GUARATUBA: CAFE CURACAO. DOURADOS: JACKS CLUB…
DJ FERNANDA MARTINS (AUDIOCODE RECS. / PINK ABOUT IT! RECS. / MENTAL TORMENTS RECS / HARD-TECHNO-BASTARDS RECS) – Cubbo Bookings