Julia Govor has built a steady reputation as one of the industry's most grooving talents. The techno goddess hasn't had the most typical of beginnings. She paved the opening stones of her journey as a Russian military singer in the small town of Abkhazia, finding her voice through piano and singing lessons at an early age.
Now the DJ and producer is a globe trotting sensation residing New York. She's built a fierce repertoire of performances with Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin and Sven Vath at Output festival, whilst her original music has featured on the likes of Bodyparts (with a Ricardo Villalobos remix, nonetheless) Cocoon, Hypertone, Get Physical and BPrecs. Last month the hypnotic beat-maker released her '5000 Moments EP' on Budapest's Akkult, starting the year resolutely. The track is a bending and winding journey through trippy vocals and unequivocal funk showing a new dimension to Govor's groove.
We caught up with her before her appearance at Melt Presents at Printworks London, among a cluster of top names including Chris Liebing, Kiasmos DJ, Recondite Live and more.
First record you ever bought
The Prodigy - "The Fat Of The Land"
The record you chill to
Klangwart – ‘Koln-Olpe’
Your guilty pleasure
Zhanna Aguzarova – ‘Ты, только ты’
Track you opened your last set with
Cosmic Translations (Kamran Sadeghi Remix)
A guaranteed floor filler
Honeybees - Minilogue
Your own record that you’re proudest of
Track you wished you’d written
The ideal festival track
Jeff Mills - The Bells
Track that makes you emotional
Kamran Sadeghi - From Under Here Everything Is Fine
Album you’ll always come back to
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works V2