International DJ, producer and founding spirit of Amsterdam imprint Intacto Records – Shinedoe’s unique vision of electronic dance music, combined with her talent, dynamism and pioneering spirit have acted as a springboard, propelling her to the forefront of house and techno global club scenes. Her upcoming release, ‘Circle of Life’, is a surefire hit that makes you navigate your way to the repeat button from the very first time you hear it.
Living in Amsterdam with strong Nigerian ties, Shinedoe’s love of music and passion for dance provided the fuel to start experimenting with mixes in the early nineties. Her ability to create a fusion of warm and funky sounds switching from warm Detroit techno to funky house to US garage ensured she was in popular demand as a DJ by the time she was nineteen.
Back in 1996, Shinedoe started producing music following a sound engineering course and when not in her studio, she could be found performing at major Dutch hosted festivals (Awakenings, Dance Valley) as well as overseas, including as far a field as China. After a few successful excursions into drum ‘n bass, performing under the moniker Black Magic Queen. 1998 was the year Shinedoe decided to fully dedicate herself to house and techno music and by 2001 she is the inspirational force and founder behind Amsterdam’s Inmotion parties.
Completely in tune with the underground’s do-it-yourself attitude, Shinedoe has left her mark on several aspects of the scene over the years. Starting in 2001 her Amsterdam based Inmotion parties presented the international elite of techno and tech house to the capital’s community. Something she nowadays does at Intacto Nights. Named after the imprint she founded in 2004 together with 2000 and One, this label night is her way to represent the brand’s impressive and diverse catalogue, and showcase its artists.
But most people probably know Shinedoe simply from dancing to her music. The down-to-earth, positive vibe that surrounds her speaks out loudly in her compositions as well as in her DJ-sets. A talent leading to a warm welcome on dance floors from Spain to China, long before her first single ‘Dillema’ (100 % Pure) gave her that last push in 2004. An instant anthem across the board, you could hear it being played from east to west. Quickly after that, ‘Phunk’, released on her newly founded Intacto Records sealed the deal and changed her status to ‘here to stay’. Since then a series of trademark tracks made its way from her studio to a long list of releases on numerous labels (Get Physical, Cocoon, Bpitch Control, Trapez, Safari Electronique, Music Man, etc).
‘Circle of Life’ will be released on Intacto Records on April 7th.