Janina is one of those rare artists that has become a household name by power of her sheer will and talent. Enthusiastic and obstinate would probably be two good adjectives to describe Janina, a Berlin born & based DJ, who has been above all a pillar of the Berlin electronic underground scene for over fifteen years.
After dropping out of school and having bought her first turntables in her teens, Janina built a deep knowledge of electronic music and developed a deep interest in vinyl records, while working at the Berlin DNS Record Store. Lively and full of curiosity, it became obvious to Janina that she would dedicate her time and energy to music when she discovered the BeatStreet parties and got her first Perlon Records in age 16 as a present from Sammy and Zip.
She first rose to prominence through her active residency at the needs no introduction Berlin Club der Visionäre.
It was there she developed her impressive sharp ear, technical skills and an assertive signature style, despite continuously evolving music tastes.
After performing her first gig at Club der Visionäre at the tender age of 18, where she has been a resident since then and hosting her own nights there, Janina
has performed at the most legendary nightclubs in most European capitals, with her ears and eyes always looking at the crowd.
Year 2013 brought her to move to Moscow where she got her Residency at Monasterio Club. She left Moscow in 2016 and going straight to Ibiza where she played for Richie Hawtins Enter at Space Club and holding her Residency at Sankeys Club for Unusual Suspects.
She left Ibiza after 1 Year and moved to London, looking for a new Adventure where she met the Team behind E1 and got her Residency there.
While sharing the decks with Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood, Chris Liebing, Juan Atkins, Ellen Allien and other artists around the world, she now has her very own night at famed Tresor Club in Berlin and still holding her Residency at London’s E1.
Her mixes for Into the Valley music festival and Vice Magazine have received rave reviews. Her warm up Set for Richie Hawtin and Chris Liebing at Sonus festival got on Resident Advisors top 5 Key Performance.
Playing shows from NYE night at DC10 to legendary Berghain/Panorama Bar, to Sonus Festival, Movement Festival or Big Burn in Istanbul.
Passionate, creative and constantly willing to improve the electronic landscape. Janina is working now on her first release.
As a travelling nomad, Alexander Skancke have managed to take advantage of his lifestyle. His years in Oslo, Budapest and now Berlin gives him as an artist the tools and inspiration to bring together far-flung influences and create something genuinely new and exciting.