REBECCA SAFORIA – DANCE MUSIC’S HOTTEST MIX MISTRESSOne of the top 1000 spinners on the planet – as voted for by DJ Magazine clubbers – Rebecca Saforia’s energetic and engaging style is setting dance floors across the world alight. Kicking off her summer with a headline set at Judgement Sundays for Radio 1’s Judge Jules, Rebecca’s inimitable and progressive brand of dance has also been tearing up the global club scene. A regular face behind some of the world’s most prestigious decks, Rebecca’s been ripping the roofs off such legendary superclubs as Gatecrasher, Pacha, Cream and Ministry of Sound. After smashing the main room at last year’s BPM, alongside Paul Van Dyk, Eddie Halliwell and DJ Kutski, Rebecca is revved up for her second appearance at the world’s largest DJ exhibition. She said: “This year’s going to be even bigger and better at the Birmingham NEC – with live vocals by Armada Music favourite, the luscious Emma Lock, I can’t wait!” She added: “As a female DJ I didn’t get taken seriously by promoters to start off with, but as soon as they saw what I did to their dance floors, there’s been no stopping me!” Rebecca is resident at Gigalum, Funk Delux and Sick Vibez – with many future main room dates planned for ‘The Gallery @ Ministry of Sound London’. Twenty-six stations in eleven nations – electronic music lovers around the globe are also tuning into her monthly FM radio and online show, Oxygen Sessions. Some of today’s biggest DJs have performed for Oxygen Sessions, including Top 100 DJs Sied Van Riel, Mike Koglin, and Daniel Wanrooy – with new big-name guests helping her corrupt the airwaves every month.
IN THE STUDIORebecca’s dramatic ascent began after her debut track, Palingenesis, went straight into the dance charts at number one. Since then, her profile has skyrocketed, with more top spot dance hits, and support from the World’s Number 1 and Number 2 DJs respectively, Armin Van Buuren and Tiesto! It’s not just sound waves she’s been making either. Appearing on the world’s largest dance radio show, State of Trance, as well as Paul Van Dyk’s VONYC Sessions, Rebecca’s been gliding on a tidal swell of support from the international clubberatti.
LIVING THE DREAMRebecca’s phenomenal success is all the more impressive in dance music’s traditionally male-dominated industry. But you could say it’s in her blood. Born in Blackpool in the early 80s, her father owned the city’s first nightclub, as well as teaching at the Royal Academy of Dance. Rebecca said: “I’m proud of where I’ve come from, but also where I am today – I just wish my father was here to see it. From scratching my dad’s records at the age of three, to electrifying an audience of thousands at Ministry, I can truly say my childhood dream has become reality”.