Misstress Barbara has been an influential DJ for over two decades and, in the ’90s, helped inspire future generations with her explosive techno sets.
Whilst headlining major festivals and events globally, there was a period in the ’00s when she was consistently voted inside of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs.
Her style evolved over the years and moved from fast-paced techno to minimal, and she also released melodic tracks on John Digweed’s Bedrock.
Equally talented in the studio as she is behind the decks, many of her productions were self-released on her own label Iturnem, which is an imprint she has recently revitalised for a modern era of techno fans.
Iturnem’s first release features three of Misstress Barbara’s own productions, opening with the EP’s title track ‘Consensuality’, blending a dark atmosphere with the euphoria of an uplifting lead synth.
‘Deft’ is second on the release, and it is an explosive track fuelled by snare rolls and the acid tones of the lead synth that layers with driving percussion and a pounding kick drum.
Closing proceedings are the acid synths and monstrous kick of ‘Freedom’, defined by a vocal sample celebrating the return to the dance floor following last year’s lockdown.
The release is already picking up support from Wehbba, Sian, Marco Faraone, Christian Smith, and Joris Voorn, and you can pick up a copy from HERE.