With over a decade of experience under her belt Monster is now rightfully taking the place among Europe’s best DJ. Showcasing her omnivorous taste for euphoric and fun music, Monster can be heard playing old school trance, techno, house, acid, breaks and everything in between, usually championing producers from her local Polish scene. Embracing the inner goddess of mischief, she’s also the mastermind behind Bathroom DJ Greatest Hits parody account on Instagram.
Her career started in the late 00’s at Rozbrat, an anarchist squat and social centre in Poznań, Poland. That’s where she started throwing Squat The Electricity nights, working tightly with the local scene, popularising electronic music among activists and activism among electronic music fans. Today, she’s a member of Oramics, a Polish platform supporting women, non-binary and queer people in electronic music. Their actions came to worldwide attention thanks to the Total Solidarity compilation.
In 2018, she won a DJ contest held by Catz 'n Dogz and performed at their Wooded City Festival in Szczecin. Later that year, she delivered a mix for Violet’s Naive label that was picked up by Pitchfork as one of their mixes of the month to the delight of Philip Sherburne: “this 99-minute set of acid, breakbeats, cascading piano house, electro, and even very early trance is cause to wonder why we haven’t heard of her before.” A recording of her fierce closing party set at Unsound 2019 was featured in Resident Advisor’s mix of the day series as well as in Pitchfork’s best mixes of January 2020. She was immediately asked to record a proper RA mix, the first Polish woman to do so since Magda. Since then she has recorded mixes for Boiler Room, Groove.de, Festimi, Crack Magazine, The Ransom Note and Mixmag, among others.
Many bookings followed, solo and b2b e.g. with Solid Blake, Objekt and Shjva; from Berghain, Tresor (Berlin), Fold (London), Ankali (Prague), Post Club (Vilnus), Macadam (Nantes), and The White Hotel (Manchester) to local hotspots such as CEL & P23 (Katowice), Jasna 1 (Warsaw), Prozak 2.0 (Kraków) and Crackhouse (Gdańsk). She also plays festivals, including Poland’s Audioriver and Wisłoujście, Germany’s WHOLE or FLAAM in Slovakia. She’s still a resident of Projekt LAB in Poznań, but when not DJ-ing, you can catch her running workshops for DJs at feminist events such as International Women’s Day fundraisers, as well as ones hosted by Oramics, and Granko.