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Misstress Barbara aka Barbara Bonfiglio is an iconic Italian DJ whose techno legacy extends back to the ‘90s.

During a career that’s lasted over two decades, she has charted numerous times inside DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll and headlined some of the biggest festivals and large-scale events the world has to offer.

The ‘Misstress’ part of her name relates to her overcritical approach to DJing, as she’s a perfectionist who is always stressing about even the slightest out of time beat, which lead her friends and industry colleagues to nickname her, Miss Stress.

Not only is she a talented DJ, but she is also a producer who’s dropped techno tracks on labels ranging from Carl Cox’s Intec to Christian Smith’s Tronic and she recently revitalised her own record label, Iturnem.

Iturnem was first launched in 2003 and after an extended break it’s been rebirthed for a modern generation with a new release featuring three tracks from Misstress Barbara herself. All three of those tracks “Consensuality”, “Deft” and “Freedom” feature in the tracklist of this rather impressive DJ set that has been exclusively recorded for NUDE/Data Transmission.

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…
An energetic, raw and proper one-shot spontaneous techno mix!

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
It’s very hard to pick so I’ll name my favourite 3 tracks! My own track Consensuality, my track made along with Paul Nazca (still untitled and unreleased) and Rabbit Hole by Layton Giordani & HI-LO

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I feel that it almost sounds like an old-school techno set, although they’re all new tracks and I love that because if you search properly these days you can find real gems that sound different from what everyone else is doing!

Tell us about your next EP? 
It has three very energetic techno tracks that really work well on the dance floor. I’ve played them all summer and there is not one time that they haven’t set the dance floor on fire.

What have you got coming up?
A new collaboration with French producer Paul Nazca that we are finishing up and should be coming out in 2023 as well as more releases on Iturnem!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
I am a fireball… Just try to catch one of my sets and you’ll understand… In the meantime, enjoy this one. And I also hope you enjoy my upcoming release! See you around! Thanks a lot!

Tracklist

1 Polyvinyl – Putting Yourself At Risk (Original Mix) – [Suara]
2 Hans Bouffmyhre – Crushed (Original Mix) – [Suara]
3 Frank Biazzi – Confusion (Original Mix) – [Tronic]
4 Misstress Barbara – Freedom – [Iturnem]
5 Marcel Reix – Acid Tension – [We Are The Brave]
6 Josh Wink – Mind’s Eye – [Drumcode LTD]
7 Kristian Heikkila – The Smoke Machine – [Android]
8 KMYLE – Sentinel – [SOMA]
9 Claas Herrmann – Shady Prospects (Original Mix) – [Suara]
10 A.Paul & DJ Dextro – Engage – [Unrilis]
11 Misstress Barbara & Paul Nazca – (Untitled) – [Unreleased]
12 Omis – Contrasting Details – [Eight]
13 Misstress Barbara – Deft – [Iturnem]
14 Polyvinyl – Endgame in Mind (Chlär Remix) – [Suara]
15 Frank Biazzi – Rolling (Original Mix) – [Tronic]
16 Frank Biazzi – Turbulence (Coyu Remix v2) – [Suara]
17 Misstress Barbara – Consensuality – [Iturnem]
18 Jay Lumen – Astronaut – [Drumcode]
19 Layton Giordani & HI-LO – Rabbit Hole – [Drumcode]

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