Monika Kruse’s commitment and natural musical instinct is the key to her status as one of techno’s pioneers and most beloved artists for more than 25 years. Alongside her role in the ‘90s German dance and techno culture, she was among the first wave of German techno artists to tour internationally, DJing alongside Carl Cox at Global Gathering in the UK, as well as her residency at Belgium’s iconic Fuse nightclub. On home soil, Monika was seen spinning regularly alongside Sven Vath at the time, while her sets at iconic Time Warp, since her debut in 1999, still rate as one of the most anticipated. Her revered Terminal M label was launched in 2000 and remains one of the most consistently outstanding labels in its class.
Many of her Ibiza performances can be singled out, among them being her energy-infused sets that helped make Carl Cox’s final residency at Space Ibiza a memorable one. Known for her charitable gigs, she raised money for an organisation aiding victims of discrimination and violence, as well as refugees fleeing violence and persecution. Her DJing schedule that brought her to some of the world’s biggest events such as Awakenings, Sonus, Burning Man and beyond.
Ever consistent as a producer, Monika’s collaboration with Pig&Dan on 2016’s ‘Sensation’ was heralded by Mixmag as one of the techno tracks of the year. A follow up EP titled ‘Get Me On’ was released in 2017, highlighting her debut Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, where host Pete Tong described her as “techno royalty”.