|Microstripe began her musical journey at the age of 6. Being trained on for many years on piano, she decided to buy an electric guitar and played in a couple of alternative/metal bands, both guitar and bass. Although a sworn supporter of live music, this inevitably gave way to the whole electronic scene, being a supporter of Cape Town drum n bass for many years.
After being introduced to djing using a friends turntables, she was hooked and went over to London to work, visit the record stores and purchase her own turntables. Firstly learning how to mix hip hop, she now plays a selection of breaks and drum n bass, incorporating elements of scratching.
Musical style mainly new skool breaks, mixed with elements of drum n bass as well as hip hop
Microstripe has been spinning her beats in some form or another since 2001. Moving between hip hop, drum n bass, breaks and electro, she has played at a number of venues around Cape Town over the last few years, as well as a few gigs in Johannesburg and London. Some of these include the Big Love parties, Obs and Long Street festivals, her own annual New Years Eve outdoor electronica festival and Liquidfridge events. Recently she has played alongside UK breaks producer General Midi on his SA tour.
Shows on the radio
Residency at muthafm - South African internet radio (www.muthafm.com)
Regular guest on the community radio station on the @rdkore show held on Monday nights.
Guest on college radio breakbeat show.
Played weekly on the Red Bull Radio station held only for the duration of the Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town in 2003.
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|* Sound Squad (2005 - 2006) and (2006 - 2007)
Organised & played at New Years Revolutions I and II - outdoor electronic music festivals (www.soundsquad.co.za)
* Big Love Events (2005 - 2007)
My own events company, played at all Groove Projects, Sofa Surfing, Breakage parties (www.biglove.co.za)
* General Midi SA Tour (2007)
Hosted and played alongside UK breaks producer General Midi. (www.generalmidi.co.uk)
* Fiction Bar (2007)
Resident at weekly breaks night (www.fictionbar.com)
* Obs festival @ Armchair (2005 & 2006)
Organised and played at street festival, with graf artists, DJs & live acts.
* Eye Am Hear (2006)
Organised 3 of Humanizer's album launchs - audiovisual event with Simstim.
* Beauty and the Beats (2006)
Womens Day gig, Carfax Johannesburg
* Something Society (2006)
Residency at the Independent Armchair Theatre weekly student nights
* School Night (2006)
Drum n bass nights at Black Sheep
* Preset launch party (2005)
Film company launch with Scratch (Roots)
* Scratch & Paste Sessions (2005)
Audio visual nights at Deer Park Cafe
* Chix in da Mix (2005)
Weekly all female lineup at Orchard Bank, monthly parties in Brixton, UK
* HUB Parties (2004-2005)
Experimental parties at various venues which showcase a number of interactive performances involving music, video, painting and illustration.
* Cape Town Festival - Night Vision (2005)
Played at Long Street festival - Night Vision party at LB's.
* Ejmacation (2005)
Party held in order to raise money for paying for the education of an underprivileged person in Cape Town.
* Breakbeat Sundays (2004)
'Screw Monday' residency nu sckool breaks at Upstairs Bar.
* Liquidfridge parties (2002-2005)
Events held to showcase local talent in music, visuals and VJing, live art, street art and exhibitions.
* Prodigal New Years Eve party (2003)
New Years Breakbeat party held on a wine farm in Stellenbosch, Cape Town.
* The Lounge Friday nights (2002, 2003)
Regular hip hop gig.
* Sub_Urban parties (2003)
Parties held for the launch Sub_Urban local magazine / DVD