Who Marjorie Migliaccio, 35, French, living in Berlin
Sounds like Deep, melodic house à la jozif and Jay Haze
One stereotype of the French is that they do whatever the hell they want. Bloody Mary is no exception. And if it wasn’t for this character trait, she might not have one of the most exciting underground house labels around ...
Born in Marseilles in the south of France, Mary grew up listening to punk rock. Her epiphany came when she went to her first rave at the age of 17 and was instantly attracted to DJing. She started buying vinyl. She moved to Berlin and worked with Jay Haze, releasing an album on his Contact Stereo label. “Germany was still quite minimal orientated; it wasn’t the perfect environment for slower tempo,” she says. “But Jay insisted I made music from my heart and he liked the result.”
The album gave her the confidence to start her own label. Everyone told her it was a daft move, especially as she was going to release vinyl. But in true French style she didn’t listen and Dame-Music was created. “You only have one life ... If you don’t do what you feel inside then it’ll nag you all the way to your deathbed,” she says.
Dame-Music has gone on to receive nationwide radio play and be hammered by deep house DJs world-wide. With gigs from Fabric to Panoramabar, just shows that a touch of Gallic flair can go a long way.
Dame-Music compilation ‘Klub Klub Elite Vol 1’ feat Bloody Mary, Jozif and Attan is out in March