Bulgarian DJ & producer Gallya is one of the newest and most interesting names in techno. Whether a rolling techno bassline or a dynamic film score project, Gallya’s ability to consistently churn out dark and immersive yet vibrant tracks has made her a force to be reckoned with in the scene.
In 2015, she launched her own label ‘Set About’ in partnership with Metodi Hristov. Though it’s only a few years old, Set About is already touted as one of the most highly respected labels in techno, releasing artists like GusGus, Hatzler, Teenage Mutants, Maksim Dark, and DJ Lion. The label has given her a platform not only to release her own music, but to share that platform with techno artists that she’s passionate about from all over the world.
Gallya’s breakthrough moment in 2016 was her nomination of Beatport’s Top Tech House Artist. By releasing a slew of highly successful EPs on labels like Set About, Off Recordings, Kinetika, Deeperfect, and El Row Records, she broke through noise and placed herself at the forefront of mind-bending techno and dark, driving tech-house. Through label showcases in South America and Europe, Gallya was able to take her talents on the road to build a strong, international fan-base.
Her evolution into a well-respected and sought after techno act continued through 2017, as she dropped EPs like Detroit, Felicity, and Control on Set About, Funk’n Deep Records and Say What? Records respectively. Each EP carved the way for an even bigger, more distinctive sound.
The title track of her March 2017 EP Machines broke the Beatport Techno Top 100, peaking at #16, and remained in the charts for an entire month. “Machines” gained the support of top techno DJs including Deadmau5 who played it in BBC Radio One residency, which led to Gallya signing to his label mau5trap for several 2018 and 2019 releases.
Along with the popularity of “Machines” in the DJ world, it was also picked up for a scene in a major movie – this opportunity fueled Gallya inspiration to work on some longer-term production goals of scoring horror movies. Through continued growth in 2019, Gallya hopes to push her boundaries even further through both music and touring worldwide. With releases on FORM Music and Octopus under her belt and another mau5trap EP on the way, she continues to be one of the hardest working, most prolific and promising sounds in techno.
Today, she joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
In this podcast, I mixed mostly track from my label Set About! I am really happy with the upcoming releases and I couldn`t resist to share with you.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
My personal favorite track is Metodi Hristov – Montevideo (Original Mix), not only because the track is amazing but because I love Uruguay and the track reminds me to this beautiful country
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Best gig was last year on Creamfields! I played on the Mau5trap stage with Deadmau5 aka Testpilot and many other amazing artists from label. I am so sad this year we won’t be able to play on festivals
What have you got coming up?
I have upcoming EP on Kuukou Records, the label owner is Simina Grigoriu and she is a good friend of mine! I cannot wait for this release to be out because it contains one of my favourite tracks “Call For You”.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Yes! Cannot wait to party with you guys again!!!!!! <3
- Gallya – Induction (Original Mix) [Set About]
- Juan Ddd – Taurus (Original Mix) [Set About]
- Sean & Dee, Nakadia – Sonic Fuse (Original Mix) [Set About]
- Metodi Hristov – Endorphin (Original Mix) [Set About]
- Bleur & MB1 – Individual Life (Original Mix) [Set About]
- Gallya – Call For You (Original Mix) [Kuukou Records]
- Metodi Hristov – Montevideo [Set About]
- Bleur & MB1 – Sudden Death (Original Mix) [Set About]
- Nikolay Kirov – Weltraum (Original Mix) [Set About]
- Gallya – Relativity (Original Mix) [Kuukou Records]
- Juan Ddd – Random (Original Mix) [Set About]
- Tomas Otero – Copilot (Original Mix) [Set About]