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Laylla Dane

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Biography

Laylla Dane (a.k.a Marta Daneva) has been honing her craft since becoming instantly hooked on electronic music after attending her first party aged 14, and decided shortly thereafter to satiate her curiosity for mixing records together.

Hailing from Sofia, Laylla credits her eclectic, groove-ridden sound to the influence of fellow Bulgarians Bosha and Cinnamint with whom she cut her teeth while growing up there. Equally, the proximity of neighboring Romania and the ability to travel to Bucharest for parties meant that the minimal sounds so prevalent in the capital played a large part in her shaping her work.

Laylla is a rare breed in that she is one of very few artists making their way based on their DJing skills alone; she is yet to try her hand at production. In fact, it was none other than Thomas Franzmann (a.k.a Zip) who provided her first major international break, inviting her to play at the legendary once a year New Kids on Acid party at Watergate in 2014 alongside him and Ricardo Villalobos.

Her approach to mixing records is one developed through dedication, discipline and an uncompromising passion for music that has seen her leave her native hometown behind and take up residence in Berlin in order to pursue her vocation to the highest level.