Simina Grigoriu

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Ana Simina Kalkbrenner
Birth name Ana Simina Grigoriu
Also known as Simina Grigoriu
Born (1981-05-08) May 8, 1981 (age 33)
Genres Techno
Minimal
Electronica
Downbeat
Occupations electronic musician, music producer
Instruments Turntables, keyboard, Ableton Live
Labels Sonat Records, Phase Insane Records, Intelectro Vive, Urban Sound Records, Frequenza Records, Susumu Records
Website www.siminagrigoriu.com

Ana Simina Grigoriu married Kalkbrenner (born 8 May 1981[1] in Bucharest, Romania) is a Romanian-born DJ and music producer from Toronto specializing in electronic techno music. She has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany, since 2008.

Life and career[edit]

Grigoriu was born in Romania. During the Ceaușescu era, her parents fled to Toronto, Canada, when she was three years old. After the divorce of her parents her father moved back to Romania in 1989 while her mother resided in Canada with the children.[2]

In Toronto she began rapping during her time at the Earl Haig Secondary School before she found her love of electronic music. During her high school time until 2000 she also attended the private School of Liberal Arts (SOLA). Until 2004 she studied print production and marketing as well as entrepreneurship and innovation at the Ryerson University.[1]

After she met Paul Kalkbrenner on his promotion tour for his film Berlin Calling in Toronto she moved to Berlin in summer of 2008 where she has been playing in clubs and festivals as well as building on her production skills. In 2010 she performed as the opening act for Kalkbrenner's 2010 Berlin Calling concert tour. On 24 August 2012 she published her first album. The day after, she married Paul Kalkbrenner.[2][3][4][5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2012: Exit City (Susumu Records)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • 2010: Mukluks & Ponytails (Sonat Records)
  • 2011: Nebuna Stricata (Phase Insane Records)
  • 2011: Project Boondocks Part 1-3 (Frequenza Records)
  • 2011: La Palmas (Intellectro Vibe Records, together with Imerio Vitti and Luca Vera)
  • 2011: Writers (Sonat Records, together with Ludovic Wendi)
  • 2012: Baby (Susumu Records, together with Imerio Vitti)
  • 2012: Kokopelli (Susumu Records)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ana Simina Kalkbrenner, Facebook.
  2. ^ a b Simina Grigoriu – Exit City Berlin (German), FAZE Magazin, 14 October 2012.
  3. ^ Simina Grigoriu: Wird diese Granate Deutschlands neue Techno-Königin? (German), klatsch-tratsch.de, 23 July 2012.
  4. ^ Ein Musiker-Duo als Brautpaar (German), Berliner Morgenpost, 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ Berlin ist einfach mehr Musik (German), jetzt.de, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 12 August 2012.