Marise Cardoso aka djiiva* is a Brazilian composer, Dj and Producer, who lives and works in Barcelona since 2000. Dynamic, tireless and creative, Marise is a multi-talent.
With a background in architecture and a passion for the arts, she is the founder and captain of the independent platform 189 MHz _ Creative Frequency, and runs two of the most eclectic, original and popular Barcelona festivals in recent years: PULGAS MIX – a platform for young artists, musicians & fashion designers – and FEMELEK – a confluence of music, new technology and avant-garde art made by women. Together, the two festivals have added up to an impressive 25 editions in just ten years.
She is also the head of NSISTA, impressive electronic vocal audiovisual project with her younger sister, Amarilis, an original and delightfully fresh mix, composed from electronic beats mixed with Afro-Latin roots rhythms, interesting vocal games and impelling stage performance.
NSISTA was released 4 works through the 189MHz platform, CABOCLA, MOYUGBÁ, ECHOES of MOYUGBÁ and 2012 _ all of them composed (music and lyrics) and produced by Marise aka djiiva* y Amarilis. These releases has faced excellent critics and impressive repercussion between the press and many acclaimed European and Brazilian Djs, radios and press.
The music of djiiva* is a trip where electronic beats are mixed with warm and groovy sounds, reminiscent of black music and the infinite afro brazilian & latin influences. Playing more than 10 years at festivals and clubs all over Europe and South America, djiiva* use to present herself with NSISTA or in Dj Live Sets, when she shows her most recent productions, surprising with her powerful feminine flow.
Listen with attention. It is electronic music with soul.
Under the alias of *Aviid – experimental version of her musical research – Marise composed soundtracks for Contemporary Dance (Cia de Danza Pepe Hevia), Performances (The Seweling Box – Berlin 2010) and Cinema. *Aviid explores the athmospheric hiphop, electronic subtleties, sampling, effects, acoustic instruments and voice mixed with digital rarities, pure work in progress.
Centered in the same creative engine, *Aviid & djiivA* intertwine in an unusual palindromic of brazilian soul, adventurous life, restless spirit, contagious energy, sensitivity, respect and love of music.