Tenth Planet presents DINKY [3 HOUR SET]
Saturday 12th November, Crawdaddy,Dublin
Don’t let the name fool you: Dinky is a powerhouse. Inheritor of the diminutive nickname before she was even born, Alejandra Iglesias has grown her stature the old-fashioned way, with focus and determination and, of course, killer DJ skills and a catalog filled with classic, game changing tracks. Fast forward to 2011…four albums in…. with releases on her label Horizontal, Cocoon, Ostgut Ton, Visionquest and more. Dinky is a Dj and producer that Tenth is proud to have over. She’ll be playing a three hour set on the night so we hope to have a chance to see some of that Panorama Bar magic…
Both DJing and playing live, Dinky has gone on to become a regular fixture across the continental scene—from Ibiza’s Circo Loco to top-drawer festivals like Sonar, 10 Days Off and Sonne Mond Sterne—while in Berlin she currently holds the honour of a Panorama Bar residency.
Even if you’ve never caught Dinky live, you can get a good sense for her unique style from her two mix CDs, 2007’s Get Lost 03 (Crosstown Rebels) and 2008’s Dinky Mixes Horizontal (P-Vine). Folding phrases with origami grace, they present interwoven percussive grooves flecked with scraps of melody; they’re lush and dryly funky, jacking and introspective all at once. Dinky’s own productions work in similar ways. Whether working with samples, software, hardware or some combination of all three, she builds compact, complex worlds out of sound, using only the bare essentials. It’s hard to think of another producer who has imbued the principals of minimalism with such soul
Active since the mid ‘90s, Born and raised in Santiago, Dinky is a leading member of Chile’s second generation of electronic-music greats. Caught up in the musical revolution started by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Dandy Jack and Atom Heart in the early ‘90s. In 2000, just 23 years old and armed with only an MPC 2000, she turned out her first productions; within a couple of years she had released a spate of records, ranging from trim, nuanced minimal techno to downcast electro-pop, on Cologne’s Traum Schallplatten as well as New York’s Sonic Groove and Carpark labels. By 2005 she would release the massive “Acid In My Fridge” for Sven Väth’s Cocoon imprint, and the following year she landed a residency at Väth’s infamous Cocoon parties at Ibiza’s Amnesia.