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

‘5000 Moments’


Track you wished you’d written

Winged swing


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

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