Born 25 years ago, and with a short trajectory, but breaking the mold, DJ Monik is forever polishing her skills to become one of the best female DJ in Latin America.
Her base influence in getting involved in music from her childhood was her father, who was a musician. Later, that same vocation what was drove Monik to percussion and guitar. When she was 17, she went for her first time to a RAVE party where the headliners were Jimmy Van M and DJ Sasha. The latter was her favorite and years after became her inspiration. During that same year, she starts working in one of the most important radio stations in Costa Rica, 979 Conexion, where the first electronic music show in the country was broadcasted. Later, she ended up taking over the whole show.
In 2003 she received her first set of DJ equipment that saw this DJ grow with a genre called progressive trance.. very much like Oakenfold and Alexander Coes style.
Moniks metamorphosis took several years, changing styles, and sounds. She has also worked with production. Her genre was drum n bass, with the percussion she always carried in her blood. In 2004 she continues with electronic music and she is given the opportunity to warm up the dance floor for 2 local DJs at a club called Café 83 Sur. In November of that same year, she becomes a resident DJ for the first time at a Lounge called Bajarse al Moro.
In 2005 she has no option but to put aside the electronic sounds she so loved to pursue an academic career, but years later she returns with lots of energy and dedication, and with a different sound.This time around she comes with a melodic-progressive style (progressive house) with influences from DJs like Tarkan, V-Sag, G-Pal and more. Also, she works in tandem with D.U.B which is shorthand for Deep Underground Beats : spreading their influential music thru the events in Costa Rica and worldwide.
Not satisfied with only being a DJ, she started new projects as a Producer, using her own vocals and also, she has Tracks released on beatport. Monik also Has been invited to be a guest DJ in one of the most important Online Radios world wide, frisky radio by Dj tarkan and Andrew k. Living on the edge to Europe, having new musical projects and starting her own F.M. radio show, also recently named Resident at one of the best Clubs in Central America : Club Stage in Guatemala.
In her short time being a DJ in Costa Rica, DJ Monik shared turntables with Dj's like : : Sandra Collins (Perfecto - Usa) , Sultan (Yoshitoshi - Canada), Kabuto& Koji (Supernature, Cocoon - Costa Rica), DJ Tarkan ( No smoking recordings - Turkey), Tom Swayer (South Records - Panamá), Pat Farrell (Switzerland), Ale Reeves (Chile), Sergio Mixx (Panamá), Fabio Garcés (Colombia), Eric Prestinary (Costa Rica), Iván Gafer (Costa Rica) and many more.
Listed here, are some of the places where Monik has played and touched our soul:
Vértigo Costa Rica
Vértigo Lounge, The den Costa Rica
Club 360 Costa Rica
Bajarse al Moro Costa Rica
Bondi Le finestre Costa Rica
Boggie Bar (Antiguo Bash) Costa Rica
Café 83 sur Costa Rica
Salamandra Costa Rica
Rikaste Costa Rica
Nova Lounge Costa Rica
Van gogh Costa Rica
L'bistro - Costa Rica
Oblique - Costa Rica
Retro Costa Rica
Shangri Lá Costa Rica
Da haus Costa Rica
The Gallery Panamá
Level Club - Panamá
Club Khalua Guatemala
La Casbah Antigua Guatemala
Club Stage - Guatemala
Club Seelebrity - Costa Rica
D&N Beach Club - Costa Rica
Rapsodia Lounge - Costa Rica
Liquid Lounge - Costa Rica
Club Why not? - Costa Rica
Mexicana Turkey Antalya
Kumburgaz Arena - Istanbul, Turkey
Ta?baçche - U?ak, Turkey
Otto Exclusive - Izmir, Turkey
Club Aura Moonlight - Antalya, Turkey
Antalian Yacht - Turkey
Chateau 1525 - Costa Rica
Steve Madden - Costa Rica
Club PRIVE - Costa Rica
Club Blu - Costa Rica
Current Resident : Club Stage ( Guatemala)
Lounge Bajarse al moro
Lounge Bondi Le finestre
Club Da haus
Flying far away E.P
1 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik - Flying far away (Original Mix)
2 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik - Flying far away (Noise mac)
3 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik - Flying far away (Ray M.D)
4 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik - Flying far away (Anthony Cox)
The Guide of the Universe
1 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik (DJ Forty5 mix)
2 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik (Original dub mix)
3 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik (Quillroader remix)
4 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik (See Zion Landing mix)
5 Van lazarux feat DJ Monik (Steve Wade remix)
1 Monik Zdan - The Sound of Nile (Original mix) E.P (Release march 2011)
DJ TARKAN AND V-SAG, Alexander Coe, Sultan, Medway, Tone depth aka the greek, JULIEN JABRE, Valentino kanzyani, Christian Cambas, Ivan Gafer , Dj Ares, Lippa, Erik Prestinary, Tekes, Patrice, Chris Lake, Echomen, Markus schulz, Simuck, Shiloh, Micah, Noel sanger, Andrew K, Dj Nukem, Shlomi Aber, Blackwatch, Bill Hamel, Darko, DJ Wady, Hatiras, DJ Ortzy, Patrik M, Alfonso padilla, Dj Gio, Kike Serrano, Willie Morales, Rene Maker, Sharam, Ralphi Rosario, Antoine Clamaran, Steve Angelo Phoebe, G-Pal, gennaro rossi, Nona, Quiroga, Mille Caro, Franck Garcia, Shonky, Jennifer Cardini, Dan berkson, SUBSKY, James What, Djuma Soundsystem, Trentemoller, Repeat Repeat, Gaiser, Guy gerber , Johannes Heil, Thomas Schumacher, Booka Shade, Mark Knight, Jrockelecko, Plugger, Nick Fiorucci, Austin Leeds, Monkponk, Roland Klinkenberg, DJ Remy, Peter Horrevorts, The Audiomindz, CLAUDE VON STROKE, Will Saul, Lee Jones, DJ Saltar, Manuel Tur, DPlay, Samim, Dago Cross, Roby Montano, DAV, Milton jackson, Tony thomas, Robinson Valentti, Joe smedile, Cicada, Eric Lavelle, Robbie Rivera, Soundscape, Aural Distortion, Memet, Autosoul, Kid Massive, Amit Shoham, Dj Nathan, Jason Howell, Nikola Gala, Spirit Catcher , Pryda, Cosmic Belt, Classic Man, Nor Elle, D-Nox, Henrik B, Chirs Micali, Snake Sedrick, Jaytech, Sharooz, Max cadeta, Vince J , Laurent Pepper, Cult 45, Yohanne Simon, Chris Willis, Kaskade, Cicada, DJ fist, Eric Prydz, Cosmic Belt, Soundscape, Cult 45, Nikola Gala, Spirit Catcher, Memet,Amit shohan, Joe Smedile. Dave Seaman, Sasha, Nick warren, Sandra collins, Humate and last but not least Rock 80's, 90's, Black Metal,Dimmu Borgir, Children of bodoom, Megadeth, Manowar, Third eyed blind, Madonna, Tal Bachman, Sara Mchlachlan, Disturbed, Slipknot, Mudvayne,Smashing Pumpkings, The Wallflowers, Rammstein,R.E.M, Colective Soul, Travis, Gin blosons, A-HA, Whitesnake, Black Sabath, Kim Wilde, Yazoo, New order, A flock of seagulls, Alan Parson Project, Chicago, Cinderella, Depeche Mode, Don henley, Erasure, Firehouse, Fleetwood mac, Euryhmics, Foreigner, Forever Young, Frida, Heart, John Waite, Journey, Kenny Logins, Motels, Nu Shooz, Pat Benatar, Pet Shop Boys, Phil Collins, Prince, Slaughter, Starship, Steve Winwood, The cure, the jets, Tom petty and the heartbreakers, U2, When iN rome, Candlebox, Daft Punk, Duran Duran, Deft Leppard, Pearl Jam, Prodigy, Stone Temple Pilots, A perfect Circle, Keane, BT, David Summers, Dousk, Incubus, Jojo, Moby, mastisyabu, Sebastian Strummer, Radiohead, Red Hot chilli peppers, Reyli, The cardigans, Seether, Vertical Horizont, Zoe, Moenia... Death and Middle east Musik, I love it!
Technics Turntables SL-1210mk2, Mixer Pioneer DJM, pioneer cdj-200