Division presents Sonja Moonear

  • Minimal house maestro Sonja Moonear plays a rare intimate gig at Pygmalion on November 19th! Perlon mainstay; Ricardo Villalobos’ protegé; collector and DJ of sublime electronic music in all styles, rhythms and textures: Sonja Moonear is all this and more. The Swiss native specialises in a lean, trippy style of house and techno whose spiritual home is Club Der Visionaere, and whose founding father is old German master Zip. Indeed, Moonear’s rise to prominence is closely entwined with the diminutive Perlon founder. Having hosted Zip during her residency at Geneva’s famed Weetamix, she was invited to warm the floor at Get Perlonized, and hasn’t looked back since. Now a regular at clubbing institutions Robert Johnson, Panorama Bar and CDV, Moonear is simply one of the very finest DJs in dance music. In Sonja’s hands, you might hear shuffling minimal mixed with acid house, or electro into dub techno, but always bridged by subtle transitions that never sound rushed or disjointed. No one has an ear for groove quite like her - not even her mentor, Ricardo Villalobos.