day and age where anyone can become a producer or a DJ with a laptop and a bit
of cheap software, the real polymaths stand out. Joyce Muniz’s background as a
singer combines in powerful synergy with her slick production sound and her
supreme skills as a selector, with each facet of her creative output feeding
into and fuelling one another.
in Brazil and moving to Vienna in the mid-90s to her pursue her musical dreams,
she started out mixing drum & bass and breaks, and soon landed a residency
at the legendary Flex Club. This regular slot pushed her to develop into
playing a more eclectic multitude of styles, from house and techno to dub. It
was here that her ‘sound’ began to form, drawing on a wide range of influences
and styles and filtering them into a dance floor context. Amassing a huge vinyl
collection and a deep knowledge of electronic music along the way, she laid her
strong foundations in these formative years.
began her production career in 2010 in the Viennese underground, fusing the
sounds of her homeland with the contemporary beats of the city. Her first
forays into production saw her combine her native Brazilian sounds with modern
electronica, but as the years progressed she has moved towards an eclectic,
vibrant take on house music. Along the way she has collaborated with a diverse
range of artists including Maya Jane Coles, Viennese legend Richard Dorfmeister
(of Kruder & Dorfmeister) and The Jungle Brothers’ legendary Bam. She has
released on influential imprints like 2020 Vision, Get Physical and chiefly the
mighty Exploited, which brought the world her impressively accomplished
full-length debut album, Made In Vienna.
She has a hefty list of top remixes under her belt for artists inclluding DJ
Hell, Steve Bug, Claptone, Munk, Shonky, Stereo MCs, Tosca and Till Von Sein,
landing on acclaimed labels like K7!, Poker Flat, Gomma, 8Bit and SUOL.
the busy touring schedule and production output wasn’t enough, she also hosts
her own radio show on FM4 Vienna, has held down a residency on London’s Rinse
FM since last summer, promotes her Joyce Muniz & Friends club nights and speaks
regularly at Native Instruments MASCHINE events.
production talents have also caught the attention of many artists, including electro-pop
sensation Little Boots, where this year we’ll see their next release ‘Strange
Girl‘ hit stores in February, and will be followed up with a hefty remix pack
featuring Shadowchild, Iron Curtis, Black Loops, RYBO and more all out on
jazz crooner Louie Austen also enlisting her for a collaboration and she
remixed the legendary Paul Simon on Sony. More co-creation with other talented
names is set to follow in 2109, including her recent collab with Namito, a
remix for Anabel Englund, another with Hannah Holland and moving more into
cross over genres, Joyce plans to announce a project with Kim Ahn, with a
landmark remix from Oliver Dollar.
sets to continue to amaze crowds around the world, taking in everything from
deep, dark, percussive drums, to electro and driving house beats. She will
continue to be a dominant force on dancefloors in the next few years and this
year we can see her on a big US tour to kick off the Spring.