Starting her career 8 years ago, IVA has become one of the biggest Bolivian djs around. With her techno sound, she is truly one of the most exciting export products Bolivia has to offer. At only 27 years of age, IVA already has a string of accomplishments under her belt that most artists spend a lifetime trying to achieve. And so, we thought it was about time The Noise Gate caught up with all things IVA…
IVA, how are you and where in the world are you today?
Hi there, I’m very good, busy and happy at the moment. I’m currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
Emotional, melodic and dark.
Happy, persistant and motivated.
Derrick May the creator of techno.
Recondite currently one of my favourite producers.
Mind Against one of my favourite djs/ producers at the moment.
Tell us about Electropreste – it’s really taken off the past couple of years!
Electropreste is currently the biggest party in Bolivia, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to give a platform to what’s happening festivals in Bolivia to the rest of the world. We are in our fourth year of the festival, and every single one has been sold out.
What tracks are you hammering in your sets at the moment?
The 3 tracks that I’ve been using most in my sets are:
What’s next with you, releases, festivals…?
I’ve just finished two EPs and a remix that are coming out really soon on great labels – I’m really excited for everyone to hear them! I’m in the studio a lot these days – focusing on more music to follow the EPs… Otherwise I’m working hard on my festival Electropreste and planning to put on some very special events in collaboration with Transmat Agency.
I’ll also be bringing a huge European franchise to Bolivia in the near future…. but I can’t reveal much about this yet. The rest of the time I’m touring as much as possible, and connecting with people in lots of different countries.