Korolova – Captive Soul

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Korolova is a breakout talent who has exploded onto the melodic house and techno scene in impossibly
quick fashion. In just one year, she played 60 shows in 20 countries, picked up 4.6 million Spotify
streams, 30 million views on YouTube and released tracks on influential labels such as AFTR:HRS, Get
Physical Music and Armada. Her emotive sounds came from atop snow-covered mountains as well as the
lowest point on earth next to the Dead Sea and just about everywhere in between. In short, she is a new
school sensation with a spell-binding sound that has captivated fans all over the world.
Korolova is a new alias but the Ukrainian behind it has been immersed in music for a decade. After many
years of exploring, she has now found her own voice and her own style. “Now I am playing and producing
the music which I truly love,” she says. “It is always in my headphones, in the car, and everywhere with
me. I just want to share it with as many people as possible and make those special moments on the
dance floor for us all.”
It is the experiences of the last 10 years that now stand Korolova’s sets apart: they are richly melodic and
escapist journeys that take her crowd into the next dimension. Whether getting them in a trance, teasing
them with a big drop, or drowning them in euphoric chords, she is a storytelling DJ who makes a lasting
Her slick and stylish productions – whether solo or with the likes of Jan Blomqvist, Spada or Tube &
Berger – are just as powerful. They combine rolling drums with delicate keys, evocative vocals and
spine-tingling chord progressions that bring real freshness to melodic techno and progressive house.
Proof comes from the reactions her tracks get on the dance floor, but also from the fact they get played by
influential DJs such as Tiesto, Pete Tong, Vintage Culture and many more.
As well as conquering the biggest club in Argentina La Estacion and the world-renowned likes of Space in
Sharm El Sheikh, Ibiza Odessa and Prism Hyderabad, Korolova has a hardcore online following. Her live
streams on YouTube are much anticipated events and have seen her play live from stunning locations in
Miami, Israel, New York, Chicago, Kyiv, Turkey and Zanzibar. They mix up sounds she plays in her DJ
sets as well as a broader range of personal sounds and inspirations.
Korolova fell in love with electronic music when she heard the likes of Gabriel & Dresden, Cosmic Gate
and Tiesto back in 2004. At the time, she was already an accomplished ballet dancer who performed in
Ukranian’s biggest venue, Beach Club 117, and went on to perform shows like Sensation White and
Armin Only. She also switched from a maths to a music degree when she began collecting and playing
records, and has never looked back since.
Korolova says her daughter is her biggest inspiration. She drives her to tap into new emotions and
explore fresh grooves each and every time she gets in the studio. There is already much more lined up
for this break-out star who continues to burn brighter than any other.

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