Artist & Speaker - 2019
At only 27 years of age, Bolivian-born IVA already has a string of accomplishments under her belt that most artists spend a lifetime trying to achieve. Starting off her musical journey by training as a drummer, Iva found her true calling when she discovered electronic music. The realisation that she was able to apply her intense passion and understanding of complex acoustic rhythms to this whole new world cemented her love for mixing records, so she stepped out from behind the drum kit and into the DJ booth. Word of her technical skill and natural intuition for dance music spread rapidly and within a few months she had already shared the stage with internationally renowned DJs such as Derrick May, John Digweed, MANDY, Nick Warren, Anja Schneider and Tiesto; nowadays she is one of Bolivia’s most celebrated and respected female DJs. Preferring to play long sets that allow her melodic techno sound to build over many hours, IVA tells a story by taking her crowd on a musical journey they can get lost in. After spending a few years travelling around the world to play at some of the biggest dance festivals and clubs, Iva recognized an underrepresentation of electronic music in her home country, and in 2015 she decided to take matters into her own hands by establishing Electro Preste, a festival that would celebrate and unify traditional folkloric and Andean culture with modern dance music. Now in it’s fourth consecutively sold out year, Electro Preste is one of the biggest events in the Bolivian cultural calendar, and there are even plans to export the concept internationally very soon. Signed to the Derrick May-founded techno agency TRANSMAT in 2018, IVA has already graced the stage at some of the most reputable venues and festivals on the planet, such as DGTL Barcelona, Brunch- In the Park, Kappa Futur Festival, or the main stage Fusion Festival to name a few. Having also spent the last few years developing her sound in her home studio, in 2019 IVA had multiple EP and single releases on Three Hands Records, Get Physical and Infinite Depth. Always wanting to go one step further, she already has several new tracks in the works that will be released later this year.