Deniz Kurtel (US)
Multidisciplinary artist Deniz Kurtel has been cultivating her penchant for electronic sonorities since her school days. Presented as part of the Wolf+Lamb Experience Tour, as well as at Burning Man and Communikey, her impressive computer-programmed, LED light sculptures allowed her to quickly establish herself in New York’s experimental art scene. Music-wise, she produces deep, hypnotic, refined house cuts, largely inspired by her association with Wolf+Lamb. After drawing the attention of Damian Lazarus, her first record Music Watching Over Me was released on Crosstown Rebels in March 2011. One month later, her mug graced the cover of DJ Mag with the caption “the new queen of house”.