Dinky Black Cabaret

CPRK24

Feb 18th, 2003

Wilkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome to Dinky’s Black Cabaret! Prepare yourself for a selection of dark and slinky odes to downtown nightlife. Tonight, Dinky (aka Alejandra Iglesias) presents to you the ultimate 21st century New York City pop record. Fusing the music of her teenage years with the current electro/post-punk/dance/whatever experimentation going on in her current home of New York City, Black Cabaret entertains and titillates. Imagine a radical reworking of Cabaret Voltaire, Madonna, Aphex Twin, and Prince and you’re only halfway there.

Dinky has DJed parties big and small since she moved to new york from Santiago, Chile to attend the Martha Graham School of Dance. Active in both superclubs with people like DJ Hell, Miss Kitten, and Richie Hawtin, as well as underground after-hours parties with such luminaries as Magda and Atom Heart, Dinky knows what moves people.

Black Cabaret is the culmination of every facet of Dinky’s musical persona. Yes, parts hark back to the melodically-inclined gothic elements of her earlier techno work, but other parts significantly explore brand new areas. The tracks overall have more of a pop song structure with most songs featuring a guest vocalist or even Dinky herself singing!

Black Cabaret is the state of the New York City dance scene. Stop reading all the music press and listen to what everyone downtown is really dancing to.

Tracklisting

1. No Love

2. Miles Away

3. Mami

4. American Guy

5. White Lie

6. Berlin Nites

7. That Thing Goin

8. Black Cabaret

9. Go

10. Transcendence

11. Frogz

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Artist Bio

Chilean-born NYC resident Alejandra Iglesias (a.k.a. Dinky) possesses a unique perspective on dance culture: She actually studied dance and piano during her academic years in Chile. While growing up in Santiago, she also was fortunate enough to catch many of Germany’s finest electronic musicians (Atom Heart and Markus Nicolai amongst others) who would often spend time in chile during the cold German winter (which, of course, was summertime in the southern hemisphere). After visiting Berlin in 1996 and buying her first vinyl records at the Hardwax shop there, she began DJing in Santiago.

Dinky moved to New York in 1997 to study dance at the Martha Graham School of Dance. Becoming increasingly more fascinated with the New York clubbing life, she finished her degree and began to pursue DJing and production work.

Dinky has released records on Traum and K2O in Germany and has released “Black Cabaret” and “Kill the Bass Kick EP.” She has played shows throughout Europe and North and South America with Miss Kitten, Electric Indigo, DJ Hell, Ricardo Villalobos, and Zombie Nation.