Psyched-Out Digital Mixology for Your Mind
Name: Viva La Virgen
Where she’s from: Berlin, Germany/Malaga, Spain
When she started: 2011
Most Similar: Chancha Via Circuito, Isa GT
Sounds like: Cumbia party on the International Space Station
When we first heard the electro-tropical stylings of Viva La Virgen we were instantly reminded of the psychedelic echoes of Chancha Via Circuito and Lido Pimienta’s fluorescent artronica, among other favorite things. It is the musical project of Jara Aithany, a producer and DJ originally from Spain who now operates from Berlin.
You can catch her in real life as part of demented three-woman global bass collective Die Laser Titten, which means exactly what you think it means, you perv. In cyberspace, however, she shows the more chilled facets of her personality.
We recommend sitting back and really vibing to her magisterial mix “Cumbias Para El Cambio.” It’s not a club banger. What it is, is almost a straight hour of gently caressing cosmic rays, shimmering Day-Glo rainbows, and cooling electronic rain forest showers set to steady tidal rhythms gathered from many shores. You might not opt to dance to it, but it will will work out all your hitches and kinks whether you lift a finger or not. Her sub-bass is made for performing psychic surgery. Profound yet ephemeral, her work is the musical equivalent of a powerful healing mandala in glittery animated GIF form.
Outside of the club, the main place to find this international lady of electronic mystery is on Mixcloud. But we have a brand new mix from her right here, fresh as a just-shampooed magic carpet. “Maât” is named after the Egyptian goddess of justice and universal order and all the tracks are mixed, sung or produced by women. We told you she was deep.