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Born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, an interest in electronic music seemed only natural for Gabriele Schwarz. As a talented singer and pianist from a young age, Gabriele built her career upon a foundation of music theory and diligent practice.
As a teenager, she discovered Detroit’s underground techno scene: inspired by the minimalistic sounds of the city, Gabriele found a pair of cheap turntables and taught herself to mix vinyl. She soon began playing at underground clubs in Detroit under her nickname and moniker, Gabi. At age 25 Gabi became the first female resident of legendary Detroit production company, Paxahau, performing twice at the organization’s world-renowned festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival in both 2014 (Made in Detroit Stage) and 2015 (Movement Main Stage). “Her DJ sets have a minimalistic dub techno chug with a melodic, deep-tech house feel that will keep you grooving” – Thump said of the artist’s 2015 main stage performance.
Gabi also holds a place on the roster of Detroit agency Modified Artists, expanding her bookings worldwide. As a producer, her style captures what she brings to the club: Gabi’s music combines dark techno and dub elements with deep and ethereal melodies, creating a unique take on modern minimal techno that stays true to the soul of classic Detroit music. Her debut EP, “Pangaea” was released in 2013 on German label Clear-Cut Records; she has also released on Bronzai Records (Spain), and Mintek Music (Detroit).