We’ve had a few people ask us, “Who is this Gina Turner girl listed on the Om WMC flyer?”. Here is the answer.
Originally hailing from New York, Gina Turner grew up with the NYC House sounds of clubs like Shelter and Sound Factory. Drawing inspiration from places such as these, she moved to Boston and gained her own radio shows on 88.9 WERS and 99.9 WECB. She soon became a staple in the Boston club scene and then in 2006 moved to Los Angeles. In LA she formed the DJ duo STACCATO (myspace.com/officialstaccato) and continued with radio and club, and founded an afterhours movement called MAJOR (myspace.com/majorlosangeles).
Gina has extended her talents across the pond and has played in such cities as Oslo, Brighton, & Paris. She has caught the attention Laidback Luke, Zoo Brazil & many other european producers, and with that comes collaborations that are legendary. Tiesto’s label BLACK HOLE RECORDINGS will be releasing her track “BANG IT” with Zoo Brazil in Late October 2009. Gina’s 2009 collaboration with Laidback Luke has birthed a new production duo called “Nouveau Yorican.” The tracks that they have coming out can be described as latin inspired shuffle tech house. This is just the beginning for Gina, she plans to release more tracks as Staccato as well her her highly anticipated solo productions.
We had a chance to sit down with Gina in preparation for the Om Miami 2010 event. Here are some questions we tossed her way…
Om: How did you get into DJing?
OM: Who are some of your influences?
Om: What have you been up to? What can we expect attached to your name?
I have been working on a bunch of original tracks, that a close friend of mine described as “Derrick Carter with a little more balls,” this was a huge compliment to me as he is a great influence to me as a producer and a dj.
This past year, I was in the studio with Switch. The tack we produced together might go on his Solid Groove Record. It’s an exciting honor…let’s just hope we finish it. I am working on a couple remixes as well.
In addition to all of this, I am doing some vocal work for producers like Sandro Silva and more.
Last…I have a side project called Nouveau Yorican. It is a collaboration between myself and Laidback Luke. Our first release, “Boriqua”, was released on Sound Pellegrino. Our next release, “Jackit”, is scheduled to be released in April/May on MixMash. We have a few more tracks that we are working on together, on top of a remix for Drop The Lime.
Om: What are your top 5 tracks you can’t wait to drop at Om’s WMC event?
See Gina Turner at the Om Miami 2010 WMC event!
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