Vicky Devine is one of the leading female DJs to break out of the UK…. with her successful career taking her all over the world and which led to her becoming a main room resident at one of the most popular and well known nights in Ibiza – Judgement Sundays. Also an established producer, TV and radio presenter and promoter, Vicky’s hard work is testament to her love of all things dance music related and one of the reasons she continues to be at the forefront in todays EDM scene.
Vicky has been involved in music in some capacity throughout most of her life. Reaching Grade 6 in Piano and playing classical guitar throughout her school years, she was quickly enticed into the dance music world and has worked within the industry ever since. Beginning as a club reviewer and interviewer for a variety of dance music magazines, she then went on to work in various promotional roles for a number of UK based events. There was always a DJ inside though and she was soon behind the decks spending hours after college learning how to mix. This coupled with her passion for music, endless enthusiasm and her gritty determination has helped build her career and has made her one of the most established female DJ’s and producers in the current dance music scene. As a result Vicky has gone on to wow fans in the UK and indeed around the world, with a reputation built on her uplifting yet driving sets which span a variety of genres and incorporate elements of trance, tech and progressive house. She has played at some of the biggest and most respected nights and clubs in the UK including The Warehouse Project, The Gallery, The Syndicate and Pams House, has been included on several festivals and tours including ASOT, Gatecrasher, Smirnoff and Slinky and has DJ’d for years on a worldwide level at clubs throughout Europe, Canada, Russia, South America, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Dubai, Australia and New Zealand to name but a few.
Over the years Vicky has been a regular guest at many clubs and bars in Ibiza and this eventually led to her gaining a main room residency at Judge Jules’s massive JUDGEMENT SUNDAYS night at Eden. Playing both the warm up and close down sets for over 8 years at the busiest night in San Antonio meant playing regularly alongside many of the leading names in today’s scene, as well as establishing her name as one of the favourite Ibiza residents both with DJ’s and clubbers alike. And lets not forget Vicky’s other Ibiza summer residencies at UltraViolet and Derailed Ibiza which she also promotes. In fact Vicky is no stranger to promoting parties on the island having ran the equally successful all female DJ night “Charlys Angelz” for several years as well as helping in the promotions at several other Ibiza club nights. Vicky has also played at several of the islands others superclubs including Space, Es Paradis, Summum, El Divino and at The Old Zoo as well holding a residency for 6 years (2003 – 2009) at the huge BCM on the neighbouring Balearic island of Majorca. Ibiza though is her second home, and it is here she loves to play. She is a well known face on the circuit here and continues to be involved in new projects on the island year after year.
On the production front Vicky has also seen much success. She had early productions as part of collaborations released on Infectious Distribution, Solar Records and F Active Music, before moving onto working on solo productions and experimenting with her own sound. She has gone on to have releases on some of todays biggest labels – most notably Spinnin, Blackhole, Fraction and Recoverworld, – and has had corresponding remixes from some of the scenes most recognizable names and emerging stars. Her tracks have been supported by the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Gareth Emery, Sean Tyas and Simon Patterson, have had amazing reviews in top music magazines IDJ, Mixmag and M8, have regularly reached high charting positions both in Beatport and Trackitdown, have had plays on some of the biggest Radio Shows and Podcasts and have featured on numerous mix compilations. Never one to rest on her laurels, 2012 saw the launch of her own label De:Va Recordings. As the name alludes to – expect music on here with plenty of attitude – including releases from the lady herself. Indeed Vicky’s studio itinerary is packed to the rafters in the foreseeable future with lots of solo productions and very interesting collaborations due very soon!
Radio & TV ….
Radio has played a massive part in Vicky’s career to date and is something she was involved with from a very early stage. Having provided Ibiza reports and interviews for several UK based stations, and having also hosted her own show on Ibiza dance music station Holiday FM, she also now has her own monthly “DE:VA” radio show on Afterhours FM as well as her DE:VA podcast on Podomatic. She has had a multitude of guest mixes and interview’s on other high profile radio shows including Judge Jules’s BBC Radio One Show, Woody Van Eyden and Alex Morph’s Heavens Gate Show, Kiss FM, Eddie Halliwell’s BBC Radio One Show, and on Judge Jules’s Global Warm Up show, not to mention on several International Web Based Stations. In addition Vicky has been involved in television work with Rapture TV, MOS TV, Living TV and WTFI, and more recently she has become one of the presenters for Ibiza Live and Clubland TV in Ibiza, whereby she interviews and presents for a range of high profile music and TV stars.
Vicky is one of the unsung heroes of trance in the UK. She has been our Judgement Sundays Ibiza resident for eight years and never fails to ignite the crowd. Her music style and persona behind the decks are second to none – Judge Jules
Judgement Sunday’s leading lady – Mixmag
Vicky Devine is definitely one of the reasons why I enjoy DJing at Judgement Sundays in Ibiza so much, it’s hard to find a DJ who can do a proper warm up set without taking anything away from the music I want to play in a club. I have stayed around to hear one of her closing sets and they have just as much impact as her opening sets. If I was a promoter I would want her involved in my night! – Sander Van Doorn
I have been playing in Ibiza for years now and I have been with Judgement Sundays for the last six years. Each time Vicky Devine plays before me, I know I can arrive at the venue five minutes before my set knowing that she has done the perfect job. Vicky plays a perfect mix of quality grooves with euphoric breakdowns, none of which conflicts with what I want to do as a DJ. – Marco V
All further information can be found on Vicky’s website, twitter, reverbnation and myspace pages.