Friday 6th March: Pitch Music & Arts, Moyston Friday 13th March: Universal, Sydney Sunday 15th March: The Black Madonna pres. We Still Believe
@ The Timber Yard, Melbourne
For more than a decade now Tijana T has been a key figure in her native Serbian dance scene. She has gained much respect and recognition for her monthly all-night long marathon sets at the legendary Belgrade spot 20/4. Now she is an international name who has headlined Boiler Room and many seminal clubs including Berlin’s Panorama Bar and Tresor and We Love…Space in Ibiza. Festivals like Dimensions, Hideout, Flow and Exit, are just some of the internationally renowned brands. Far from being just a DJ, Tijana T is also a talented vocalist who has provided vocals to artists including Abe Duque and techno star Marc Houle. She returns to Australia as one of the more requested Pitch Music & Arts acts, alongside being the official guest at The Black Madonna’s We Still Believe event in Melbourne.
For close to 20 years, Tijana T has been a key part of Serbia’s music scene. Now a full time DJ, Tijana T is overtaking on the inside fast lane to global stardom. Her mastery of an acid-dominant techno style with elements of breakbeat, house, electro and synth-rock has turned ears all across the globe. This lethal dancefloor style has propelled her to become one of the busiest and most durable DJs on the tour circuit. Over 300 shows in over 40 countries in six continents since the start of 2016 tells its own story. Spinning coldwave at dawn in Antarctica? Surely not far off.
Unlike other breakthroughs in the game, Tijana T has put in the hard hours. As this burst of recent activity shows, she was completely ready to make the leap and break out of Belgrade when the time came. Now, she does it all. Whether opening or closing, on Ibizan terraces or in smokey basements, soundtracking the sunrise for a few hundred or headlining festival stages to tens of thousands, the details are immaterial. What happens when she plays is empathy with the audience, selecting music to expand their hunger, as well as satisfy their pleasure-centre core. This is why everyone from Berghain to The Bunker NYC, and Beats In Space to Boiler Room have called upon Tijana T lately. On top of that, global titans Dystopian, Afterlife and EXIT Festival have welcomed her into their family of A-tier residents.
Belgrade is where the artist born Tijana Todorovic first made her name, moving from heavy presence on local TV and radio to marathon slots across town, specifically the world-renowned Drugstore and Klub 20/44. Now the tables have turned: in the late 2010s, she is making Belgrade’s name. Tijana T has become a global ambassador for the city, tirelessly exporting its culture. As her reputation has travelled, so has she. Negative preconceptions about Serbia are falling, replaced by the squelch of a 303, a touch of class behind the booth, and more and more people admiring this fiercely determined talent.