For this weeks podcast we’ve raided the vibrant scene of Vienna to bring you one of the Austrian capital’s most exciting talents. A triple threat in that she can DJ, produce and deliver killer vocals, the Brazilian born Joyce Muniz has been a talent we’ve had on our radar for quite some time now and so we were delighted when she accepted our invitation to drop an exclusive mix for us to showcase her undoubted talent. A purveyor of a style which is hard to categorize as anything other than cool, Joyce’s work, untroubled by trying to conform to genre labels and stereo types fuses European club sounds with tropical rhythmic influences from Brazil, South America, Africa and the Caribbean; built on a solid foundation of percussion and heavy bass to created something as yet undefined.
We’re not the only people to note this indefinable quality as Joyce has been picked up by some of the continents hottest labels as a quick glance at her discography shows. In 2006, Muniz teamed up with Stereotyp and created the first Funk Mundial 12” “Uepa/Jece Valadao” (Man Recordings) and Ku bo Ep 1 and 2. In 2007, she and Shanti Roots started producing under the name of Monte Laa Prod and released their first 12”.
In 2008 she contributed her vocals to the Cusmos (Herwig Kusatz ad Karl Möestls) track “Garoto,” which was released on the Kruder & Dorfmeister label G-stone before Joyce then collaborated with Flore, Buscemi and Skero. Her first solo release “Party Over Here” debuted November 2010 on Shir Khan’s well known Exploited imprint and received massive DJ support throughout Europe, firmly establishing her as one to watch within the industry.Esteemed DJs and producers such as Cosmin TRG have since remixed her work and releases on internationally respected labels such as Gomma and Defected have helped to build her profile on the global stage. So with her career seemingly about to blow up we thought we’d introduce those of you still not familiar with Joyce to her unique brand of music full of latin flair. Turn it up and introduce some carnival spirit into your life!
Sum up this podcast in 10 words. Techy, bass heavy vibes bridging late Summer and early Autumn. What’s your personal favourite track on it? I really like Deetron – Mechanolicous (The Martinez Brothers Edit). I’ve played this tune a few times out this summer and love the vibe and sexy sythns. You can’t go wrong with a combination of Deetron and The Martinez Brothers. What’s the special ingredient in this mix? Mixing the old with the new. Good music is timeless. What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? There have been a few this summer. Found Series in London was really great; Lola in Shanghai which is a small club but was super cool; while Donau Insel Festival in Vienna was off the hook. What have you got coming up? My EP ‘Please Break’ came out on Exploited Records last month and at the end of September I’ve got a remix coming out on Maya Jane Coles’ new EP ‘Burning Bright’ And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? Like I said before, good music is timeless. Don’t believe the charts and never stop exploring new music and new artists.
Tracklist Joyce Muniz – Please Break My Heart feat. Dave (Joyce Muniz Deep Underground Mix ) – Exploited Maya Jane Coles – Burning Bright (Joyce Muniz_Remix ) – I/AM/ME Denis Horvat &Samuel Dan – Renegade Feat. Quiroz (Original Mix) – Akbal Music Jonas Woehl- Into You Feat. Fabian Reichelt (Konstantin Sibold Years Ago Remix) – Poesie Music Feline 9 – Right About Now (Mihai Popoviciu Remix) – Undulate Recordings Deetron – Mechanolicous (The Martinez Brothers Edit) – Circus Recordings Facing Odds & Marcello V.O.R.- Master Plan – Lokik Rec. Joyce Muniz – Its Your Life – Exploited Dennis Ferrer & Janelle Kroll – Mind Ur Step (DF Dub) – Objekitivity Jamie Jones – Road To The Studio (Fly Mix) – Hottrax Volkoder – Detroit (Original Mix) – Go Deeva Recordings Phonic Lounge – Earthquake (Original Mix) – Molacacho Recordings Emerson Todd – Say Goodbye (Original Mix) – Recovery Tech Marco Farone – Hold it like that – Desolat