DJ Gina Turner

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DJ Gina Turner
DJ Gina Turner during a recording session for BPM at SiriusXM Studios.jpg
DJ Gina Turner
Background information
Birth name Gina-Marie Forgács, Gina-Marie Van Scheppingen
Also known as DJ Gina Turner, Nouveau Yorican, Staccato
Born (1984-07-31) 31 July 1984 (age 30)
Nyack, New York, United States
Genres Electro house, house, dance
Occupation(s) DJ, producer
Instruments Software ( Ableton, FL Studio, Reason, Pro Tools, Logic)
Years active 2002-Present
Labels Mixmash Records, Ministry of Sound, Ultra, Sound Pellegrino, Black Hole, Defected
Associated acts Nouveau Yorican (Laidback Luke), Staccato

DJ Gina Turner (Gina-Marie Van Scheppingen, née Gina-Marie Forgács, 31 July 1984) is an American disc jockey (DJ). Gina is one half of Nouveau Yorican,[1] a musical side project with her husband Laidback Luke, and half of the DJ duo Staccato.[2] She is also the head of Turn It Records.[3]


Gina grew up in New York and made her name as a radio DJ on 88.9 WERS and 99.9 WECB in Boston before turning to house music.[4] She has a degree in Audio Production and Radio Broadcasting from Emerson College.[5] She has worked with artists such as Soulwax, Steve Lawler, Tiefschwarz, DJ AM, Steve Aoki, Justice, Uffie, Chromeo, Sinden, Diplo, Switch, Them Jeans, Tommie Sunshine, Eli Escobar, Flosstradamus, Spank Rock, and Simian Mobile Disco,[5] and played throughout Europe and North America as well as shows in Juárez, Mexico, Norway and New Mexico.[6] Gina continues her career as a radio DJ despite also DJing in clubs, and has had shows on Scion, iHeartRadio and Underground FG.[7] Most recently, she has had a show on BPM (Sirius XM) called BPM with Gina Turner.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Gina's husband, Laidback Luke announced on the maiden voyage of Holy Ship! that he was engaged to Gina Turner[9] and they married on October 1, 2012 at The View, Piermont, New York. She resides in both New York and the Netherlands.[10]

Gina practices yoga,[11] especially Vinyāsa Flow, in which she has an instructor certification.[12] She has practiced yoga with fellow artists Diplo and Major Lazer.[12] She also has a strong Ashtanga background.


  1. ^ "Nouveau Yorican Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  2. ^ "DJ Gina Turner Featuring DJ BRIGHTWHITE & DJ ETRE Albuquerque @ Warehouse 508 - April 10th 2010 7:00 pm". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Interview With John Roman & Gina Turner | Chocolate Puma". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  4. ^ "RA: Gina Turner". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  5. ^ a b "female DJs, producers, vocalists, promoters and musicians in dance music from all over the world". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  6. ^ "DJ Gina Turner Interview | Chemical Jump". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  7. ^ "The Born Performer, Gina Turner is Just One of the Boys - Magnetic Magazine". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  8. ^ "SiriusXM Radio". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  9. ^ "Laidback Luke Gets Engaged to Gina Turner | Digilove". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  10. ^ "|title=||accessdate=2014-06-09". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  11. ^ "Holy Ship Day Two Pictures - Gina Turner's Yoga Class | Rolling Stone". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  12. ^ a b "Holy Ship!!: Gina Turner Does Yoga With Diplo in Australia | New Times Broward-Palm Beach". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 

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