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Dinky

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Dinky

Chile

Dinky

Biography

Trained classical guitarist , singer and keyboard player that happens to produce music and DJ around the globe , loves music and her family..

Dinky was born Alejandra Del Pilar Iglesias Rivera and was named Dinky by her sister at birth. As a Child she studied Ballet and the Suzuki method (Piano) Since very early age she showed a natural musical and artistic talent. Born and raised in Santiago to a musical family , she is a leading member of Chile’s second generation of electronic-music greats.

It was in New York, where she had moved in the mid ’90s to join the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, that Dinky’s music career began to take off, as she immersed herself in the city’s vital underground scene of the day. In her early twenties she turned out her first productions; within a couple of years She had released a spate of records in labels as Sonic Groove, Traum and Carpark, ranging from ambient, minimal house, techno to downcast new disco and electronic pop. In 2003, she moves to Berlin, a city that had captured her imagination nine years earlier during the heyday of E-Werk and Tresor. It was a good move: by 2005 she would release the massive “Acid In My Fridge” for Sven Väth’s Cocoon imprint ; the record became a massive hit . Dinky has gone on to become a regular fixture across the continental scene, playing regularly in the most important clubs, like DC10, Fabric, Amnesia or Cocoon Club, while in Berlin she currently holds the honor of a Panorama Bar residency since 2004.  Dinky never limits herself to one style. She has released 4 albums , 3 mix Cds and dozens of singles. She is currently working on 2 albums, one for her label Horizontal which will be out at the end of 2015 and another as a singer songwriter .

Her 2010 studio Album (“Anemik” ) was listed in the Top 20 albums of the year in Resident Advisor(2010 ). Early in 2012 she recorded backing vocals for Chilean Pop Star Jorge Gonzalez new album “Libro”.

Her last artist album Dimension D was released on the Uk based label Visionquest in the spring of 2013 , she focused on a more song based direction and ended up getting really positive reviews from the dance press as well as the indie press. The single “Falling Angel” reached the top 10 in the RA charts and became a massive underground summer hit , it was played by the likes of Dixon , Seth Troxler , Pete Tong and Rob da Bank between others.

Apart from mixing records and producing in the studio Dinky is trained in classical guitar , Jazz Piano and voice. Together with her husband Matthew Styles they own a recording studio in Berlin where he is is the main mix and mastering engineer Clients include like Hercules and Love Affair , Damian Lazarus , Ralph Lawson, Jamie Jones, Rosin Murphy ect

Between 2014 and the beginning of 2016 Dinky somehow reduced her touring schedule due to the birth of her 2 sons who where born 16 months apart.

An album in Crosstownrebels will be released in the fall of 2016. A live show with live vocals is planned.

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