Chilean-born NYC resident Alejandra Iglesias (aka Miss Dinky) posseses a unique perspective on dance culture: she actually studied dance and piano during her academic years in Chile. While growing up in Santiago, she also was fortunate enough to catch many of Germany’s finest electronic musicians (Atom Heart and Markus Nicolai amongst others) who would often spend time in chile during the cold German winter (which of course was summertime in the southern hemisphere.) after visiting Berlin in 1996 and buying her first vinyl records at the Hardwax shop there, she began DJing in Santiago.
Miss Dinky moved to New York in 1997 to specifically study dance at the Martha Graham School of Dance. Becoming increasingly more fascinated with the New York clubbing life, she finished her degree and began to pursue DJing and production work.
Those familiar with Dinky’s work often find it divided into two major branches: ambient and techno. Much of her material for the Traum label falls into the former while Kill the Bass Kick firmly stands in techno terrain. Miss Dinky has a sharp sense of how to interweave melodic lines into simple drum patterns to create what we like to call “the Dinky sound”: as equally accessible and enjoyable in the bedroom as on the dancefloor. If you like listening to Paul Hardcastle and old Factory records while doing the dishes, we think we’ve given you a reason to wash that big crystal dish one more time.