Violet

The alter-ego of Lisbon DJ and producer Inês Coutinho. Besides her productions and remixes for labels like One Eyed Jacks, Cómeme, Paraíso or Snuff Trax since 2012, this year she founded her own imprint naive, the first release being her ‘Togetherness’ EP, a jungle-inspired record that already caught the attention of DJs like Paramida, Jerome Hill and Commix. She is also the co-founder of Rádio Quântica, an independent, online radio station for which she curates shows and regular nights at Lux Frágil, Lisbon’s club of clubs.

A politically-charged vision of dance music is present in her artistic gestures, most famously her series of versions of classic tracks released on International Womens Day in collaboration with artists from around the world with proceeds going to gender equality NGOs. Her 2014 cover of ‘Transition’ by Underground Resistance was widely praised – including by the creators of the original track. When Donatella Versace heard ‘Transition’, she asked Violet to produce music for the brand’s fashion shows in Paris and Milan Fashion weeks last year. In 2017, she got an even bigger crew of artists together and they re-wrote ‘I Need A Freak’ by Sexual Harrassment, ‘Promised Land’ by Joe Smooth and ‘So Get Up’ by Underground Sound of Lisbon.

Violet’s DJ sets create sonic journeys that embrace early Chicago house, abrasive techno, mutant jack beats and her own melodic, percussive productions and made her a regular choice at clubs and festivals across Europe. She also runs her own parties in Lisbon and London: Suspiciously Delicious with Elles e Iona, Summer Of Love with her all-girl crew A.M.O.R., Mina with Photonz and the Rabbit Hole collective and Rave Sem Fim by One Eyed Jacks.

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