Monika Kruse's star is shining brighter than ever. Over the last year her club appearances have included Space Ibiza with Carl Cox, Amnesia Ibiza with Marco Carola, We Love... at Space Ibiza, Sankeys Ibiza, Egg London and regular sets for her residency at Berghain, Berlin.
She dazzled the festivals, too, playing Time Warp, Melt, 18 Hour Festival, Eastern Electrics, Ultra Miami and South America, Sonus Croatia, and Awakenings at ADE. She also hosted a stage at Amsterdam's Edit Festival, showcasing some of her favourite artists such as Pig & Dan, Nick Curly and Miss Kittin.
The long-standing techno artist is classically trained in piano and Monika's love of music is broad and deep. She grew up buying records, accumulating a music collection that spans funk, soul, hip hop and house music.
When the revolutionary rhythms coming out of Chicago and Detroit captured her imagination, they led her to throw parties in illegal venues including World War II bunkers, trams and empty houses.
"My ethos is 'sweat with a smile,'" she says. "I give love to my audience and they give it back."
Crack open her exclusive In Session mix below.