Vera

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Biography

  • Vera Heindel is a gifted selector with flawless technique. Playing records in the way she does takes skill, yet the casual observer might not realize just how much. It's an ego-free method that puts music above showmanship. (Matt Unicomb/ RA)
    Veras timeless music selection, a subtle mixing style and her authentic, elegant appearance behind the decks impressed clubbers and promoters all around the globe. Constantly evolving and picking up impulses, she follows her intuition rather then trends and she keeps surprising with unexpected sets. Veras media are her vinyls, that she’s choosing from an extended record collection. For her it’s all about the story a DJ is telling and the ambience being created, not about genres or playing one big tune after the other. Each gig she prepares passionately, imagining and selecting the right music for each place she's visiting. Her roots reach back to the golden age of techno and house- the early 90’s. Two decades of experience behind the decks turned her into a routined DJ, that is booked in numerous places all over the world. Since 2004 she has been a resident DJ at the Robert Johnson Club in Offenbach. As a producer Vera released music on respected labels like Perlon, Oslo, Hello? Repeat - solo works as well as collaborations with Ricardo Villalobos, Federico Molinari and with Maayan Nidam, under the moniker Mara Trax. Since 2011 Vera lives and works in Berlin, where she’s hosting regular nights at her favorite Berlin music spot, Club der Visionäre. In 2015 she founded the label Mellliflow together with her long time friend and DJ colleague Alexandra from Romania.
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    Selected discography

    Releases: * Vera & Ricardo Villalobos - Veric EP (12") Assemble Music 004, 2013 * Vera - Attachments of the past (12") Hello? Repeat 021, 2013 * Mara Trax - Sensibilia (12") Perlon 090, 2011 * Vera - All That Glitters (12") Cargo Edition 011, 2009 * Mara Trax - Heartbreaker (12") Cyclical Tracks 009, 2008 * Vera - The people's house EP (12") Cargo Edition 007, 2008 * Vera & Federico Molinari - It ain't music EP (12") Love Letters from Oslo 001, 2008 * Mara Trax - It Got Me Funk EP (12") Oslo 005, 2007 * Vera/ Mara Trax - The Esensual EP (12") Cyclical Tracks 007, 2007 Appearances on Compilations: * Mara Trax - Sticky Fingers/ Superlongevityfive (5 x 12") Perlon 084, 2011 * Vera - Crisis Of Faith/ Five years of cargo edition (2 x 12") Cargo Edition LP001, 2011 * Vera - Lovers and Demons/ Don't believe the hype (4 x 12") Oslo 016, 2010 * Vera & Kia - Chop The Bang-Sang/ La Peña #6 (12") La Peña 006, 2010 * Vera - hooked up with da drums (2 x 12") moonharbour inhouse 3 compilation, 2009 * Mara Trax - 26/ Various - 2 (CD) Net 28, 2009 Remixes: * Dan Farsarelli - Dimplex (Vera remix) (12") othertones 002, 2014 * Rainer & Patrice Meiner - Budapest (Veras Budacust Remix) (12") Redpanda 002, 2014 * Vinyl Speed Adjust - not so sure (Vera Remix) (12"), Trin Limited 00, 2014 * G. Verrina* & G.Ventura - Weak Ballet (Veras Ronde De Jambe Mix) (12") Only 300 Family 002, 2012 * Clan Destino - moodsupport (Vera Remix) (12") sonido records 002, 2009 * Harri & The Revenge - space doubt (Vera Remix) (12") timbre records 001, 2009 * Anonym - untitled 21 (Vera's down the rabbit hole remix) (digital). Redevice 009, 2009 Tracks appear on: * RA.097 mixed by Sascha Dive (digital) Resident Advisor, Mara Trax - Let goose, 2008 * Boogybytes Vol. 4 (mixed by Ellen Allien) BPitch Control (CD), Vera - in the nook, 2008 * Secretsundaze presents Tobi Neumann, secretsundaze (CD), Vera & Federico Molinari - it ain't music, 2008 * DC10 Circoloco Anniversary Compilation 2008 (mixed by ARPIAR) moonharbour (CD), Mara Trax - strange moods, 2008 * DC10 Circoloco Anniversary Compilation 2008 (mixed by Thomas Melchior) moonharbour (CD) Vera & Federico Molinari - it ain't music, 2008 * Groove CD 115/N°24 (Compilation) Groove Magazine (CD), Mara Trax - Sambad (Between 2 Flames Mix), 2008 * Hollywood To Hialeah (mixed by Ralph Falcon) Nervous Records (2 x CD), Mara Trax - hohoes, 2008