B.Traits’ breakthrough came in 2007 when she signed to Digital Soundboy, and over the past decade she has established herself as one of the foremost figures in the international house and techno scene, winning fans globally with her dark and driving style that sends dancefloors into rapture.
As well as standing as one of dance music’s best-loved selectors, the Canadian artist, who now resides in London, also stands out for her wisdom and principled worldview. She’s grown into an authority on topics such as drug education, promoting diversity in dance music, and protecting nightlife, regularly providing expert insight on panels, and serving as the host of BBC Three’s How Safe Are My Drugs? documentary.
B.Traits’ commitment to causes translates into the dedicated check she keeps on her diet and routine, which is now a key aspect of her career and has enabled her to reach such heights. The life of touring is taxing, and she has suffered from digestive issues throughout her life, which became exacerbated by the increase in travelling as her star rose. Six years ago it came to a head. “I was getting sick all the time,” the IN.TOTO label boss tells us. “I found it really difficult.”
She began to research veganism and vegetarianism and tried them out for a time, but found this only resulted in shedding weight, without feeling any better. Grains became her next topic of investigation, and that’s where she made her breakthrough, discovering the Paleo diet.