Domino - England / Canada
DJ Domino is the first trance female DJ to be recognized worldwide. Her no holes barred DJ style is full of dynamism and energetic melodies. Born in Worcester, England in 1972. Dominos exotic appearance is a result of her West Indian, Chinese and British ancestry and to add to the spice, she was raised in Goa, India.
Goa, being a place where people go, amongst other things, to make, exchange and hear electronic music, she was naturally influenced by that vibe at a very young age. She was listening to bands such as Front 242, Yello, The The, Kraftwork, Nitzer Ebb and others.
1995 was Domino's overseas DJ debut in England with Juno Reactor (Ben Watkins, Mike Maguire, and Paul Jackson). She was the opening DJ for the event and, would you believe it, still used her Walkman. She got such an amazing feedback from the crowd, Juno decided to include Domino in the tour for the year in England, France, and Greece.
Domino is one of the very few DJs to play from DATs (digital tapes). A technique that relays a lot on instinct, requires mixing skills and is not easy at all.
During her long stay in Japan, Domino wanted to give more opportunities and confidence to other female artists and DJs in the music scene, so she created a new project with other female organizers, involving only female artists, VJs, decorators and PA. This S.M.I.L.E. organization has since organized three all-female events, with great successes.
Behind her are previous collaborations with ManMadeMan, Tsuyoshi Suzuki and more.
Beside Japan and Portugal, that are a big fan bases for Domino, she is well known in India, and especially in the psytrance Mecca of Goa, that is a home to her. On her ‘Stardrops over the Ocean’ album she shares her ‘life story' with a voyage through the years she spent in Goa, with a reflection of some of her ideas from that time.
Domino has gone a long way since she made her debut with Juno Reactor. Her pristine style and original musical direction is well presented in her sets, albums and mixes. Domino has recently launched a special Interviews program, where she hosts and interviews artists and DJs from the cream of Psytrance.