Friday 6th March: Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney Saturday 7th March: Pitch Music & Arts, Moyston
Terr is the musical project of Daniela Caldellas, a Berlin-based DJ-producer and label owner who grew up in Brazil’s Belo Horizonte. Her sound is a cross-pollination of Italo-cosmic house and techno, which quickly landed her a debut release on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings. Since then, she has released on other world-renowned labels including Correspondant, Permanent Vacation and Phantasy. She also set up the Clash Lion imprint, alongside Shall Ocin and Daniel Watts. The label broke through instantly with the first release being a new production from Maceo Plex’s side project Maetrik. Recently, Caldellas has created a string of releases, alongside being signed to Berlin-based agency Temporary Secretary, home of Dixon, Gerd Janson and Ame. Alongside an already booked out and eventful year for Terr, she will be coming to Australian shores, playing this year’s fourth edition of Pitch Music & Arts.
Terr’s impressive talent is constantly driving to emulate herself as a name to remember. Starting her early years playing in punk bands, guitars were her medium of sound production. At 19, she asked her friends to teach her the basics of “computer music”, quickly unravelling a previously unknown infatuation with electronic production, and the rest is history.
Spending 12 months researching and learning new production techniques, plus investing in analog gear, she quickly was known as a “studio freak” and was ready to once again rock the world, though in another way. Her first solo project was born in 2016 which is when she called herself ‘Terr’, inspired by the 1970’s film “Fantastic Planet” where ‘Terr’ is the name of the main human character. Terr’s unique sound and talent made her debut release, a three-track EP titled Burn the Past on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, felt like a progression that was only natural.
Established in 2017, Caldellas own label Clash Lion, is a mix of three personalities where together with Shall Ocin and Daniel Watts, they combine their different backgrounds and merge forces to create an open-minded label. The label broke through instantly with its first EP Maetrik, a Maceo Plex’s side project witnessing a resurgence in a number of years, aptly named as ‘Return’. Since then, artists like FiberRoot, ANNA and Shall Ocin have graced the label’s very own back catalogue.
In 2018, Caldellas released ‘Dust’ on her label featuring remixes from Curses, Cardopusher as well as fellow label founder, Daniel Watts. The same year also saw the release of two solid EP’s on both Permanent Vacation and Correspondant, respectively. All 3 EP’s have gained Caldellas global recognition, being played by top tastemakers all across the Electronic soundscape.
Her impressive talent also saw her recently being signed to Temporary Secretary, under the same roof amongst world class acts like Dixon, Roman Flügel, Jennifer Cardini and Gerd Janson, to only name a few. As someone who is always trying to release unique electronic music, and constantly experimenting with no thresholds attached, this Brazilian will not stop resuscitating the original idea of electronic innovation and pioneering.