Born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, an interest in electronic music seemed only natural for Gabriele Schwarz. As a talented singer and pianist from a young age, Gabriele built her career upon a foundation of music theory and diligent practice. Upon discovering Detroit’s underground techno scene, she found a pair of cheap turntables and taught herself to mix vinyl. Inspired by the minimalistic sounds of the city, Gabriele began playing at underground clubs in Detroit under her nickname and moniker, Gabi.
Her love for electronic music includes a wide array of genre and talent. With such a diverse range of musical interest, her sets can fluctuate anywhere from progressive to minimal, finding her niche in melodic tech-house with a deep feel. As a producer, her style captures what she brings to the club: Gabi’s music combines dark techno and dub elements with deep and ethereal melodies, creating a unique take on modern minimal techno that stays true to the soul of classic Detroit music. Her concept and talent for combining techno with deep house makes her stand apart from other artists.
Twitter Interview 04.12.15
Apart – Which artists had the greatest impact on your decision to pursue being a DJ? – Gabi @jennylafemme has been a mentor to me since I first started djing. She gave me my first Traktor box and my first gigs.
Apart – Describe ‘your sound’ in three words?
Gabi – #Dark #Sexy #Techno <3 Apart – What are your top favorite 3 clubs (or cities) that you have performed at?
Gabi – #TVLounge is my #favorite in #Detroit. I’m looking forward to #playing at @populux soon, a #new #club in #Detroit
Apart – Do you have any recent productions out you would like to mention? If so on what labels?
Gabi – I’m working on some new #music: Check out my @soundcloud for updates! http://www.soundcloud.com/gabi-detroit