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Miss Divine is a free spirit with epic energy behind the dj box.

In just a few short year’s Miss Divine has blown up on the international scene and
quickly emerged as one of dance music’s most influential ladies.

Her animated personality has given rise to an incredible, loyal following and repute
for uplifting, positively energized House sets.

Her charity event La Vita has set the standard for playing with compassion, and she
recently became the first female dj signed to Defected Artist Management.

Born and raised in the Southwest of England, Miss Divine’s career has catapulted
far and wide from the local Bristol bars and clubs she used to play.

Now living in London, Miss Divine plays regularly at top clubs the world over, and
monthly residencies in Naples, Poland and summer-long stints in Ibiza keep her, and
dance floors across the UK and Europe, firmly on their toes. Stamping her presence
on the white isle; her four year residency in Ibiza has taken her behind all the best
boxes the party island has to offer, including; Pacha, Amnesia, Es Paradis, Eden,
Savannah, Mambo and Hush.

Miss Divine has put her position behind the decks to good use and launched her
festive charity event project, La Vita, over two years ago. The event encompasses
what Miss Divine’s vibe is all about; good music, good people and a
huge-hearted atmosphere, paying homage to a cause dear to her hers;
breast cancer. “Everyone involved with La Vita are proud to provide events
people love, while utilizing a great night out to contribute to the fight against cancer.”
To date La Vita has amassed an incredible £20 000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer,
and celebrated its second birthday at London’s Lightbox club in March this year,
with Defected’s Simon Dunmore and Bomb Squad label manager Micky Slim donating
their fancy finger work to the cause.

Recently snapped up by Defected Artist Management, Miss Divine’s essentially been
given the platform to fulfil her Spiritual House Music prophecy and she’s in her element.
Her first record was Barbara Tucker’s Beautiful People on Strictly Rhythm, so becoming
the very first lady of Defected has felt like a surreal but natural move. “I’ve always
supported Defected; it’s been my sound from day one and I’m so honoured and
grateful to be part of the House music legacy they’ve created.” Her role will see her
run promotions on the island, and take Defected’s Saturday night at Pacha in Ibiza to
the tilt. ‘It’s a lot more pressure playing with the big boys, I’ve definitely stepped
up the game!”

Miss Divine is big on being on the dancefloor too.  Much of what she’s learnt about
setting off a club has its genesis from having partied right in the thick of things, and her
love for travelling has taken her party-chasing around the world. “The rare occasion
I get a weekend off I like to make the most of it. I think it’s important as a DJ
to be continually inspired by all types of music, whether you play it or not!” This year,
parties in Miami, Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam have fuelled her passion for playing.
“It’s all about pure connections and experiencing something incredible together!”

With her heart firmly on her sleeve, Miss Divine has a strong vision of where she wants
to be in 5 years. “I don’t want to be a superstar-DJ I think that is a bygone era. I want
to be respected in the industry as a key player and be the best I can be.” Her ethos to
keep building and give back to the dance community sees her hard work continue.
She actively communicates with her fans, keeps them moving to her beat with two
monthly podcasts and lends her time to the Ibiza Workers Union. She’s indulged
herself, trawling though the Defected archives for more sound music knowledge
and is teaching herself to produce. “I definitely want to produce my own music;
I spend hours on the plane between gigs making beats, its something else to learn
so I’m loving it, watch this space!”

Miss Divine’s looking forward to another great summer in the White Isle; with the
release of her first mixed compilation for Defected; Defected Pacha 2009, set to kick it
off in island style. Her captivating attitude and good energy still abounds with gratitude
at having come this far, and with no plans to slow down, there’s no doubting that
her impression on House music will be long-lasting and truly Divine.




  RootMusic BandPage by djmissdi?ine



THE SAGA OF DC10 GOES ON


Having already been closed at the start of the season in 2008 and subsequently back in business since August, the precedent of rolling penalties against the club now seems a clear tactic. Furthermore, confusingly, the judicial process is so slow, that this particular sanction actually relates to proceedings that began in 2007 and once again concern the 65 person capacity that DC10 has so frequently exceeded.

In local press and radio stations in Ibiza, reports have explained how DC10 appealed the decision but the Judge refused to retract after balancing the financial interests of DC10 with the obvious discrepancy in the number of people allowed in, and actually attending, the club. In black and white like that, the home of Circoloco had no chance.

A year long closure from October would see DC10 shut for the 2009 season. However much people enjoyed the last 2 months at Circo Loco, but those events have now provided the ammunition for further proceedings to be brought against the club before the 2010 season. If anyone was unsure, it is clear that the authorities will not stop until DC10 ceases to be. The solution of a licence being granted to the club is the logical solution but it will never happen.

Who knows what 2009 will bring!!!

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