MABU Beatz Radio

podcast #11 mixed by Pao Calderon

Multiple times awarded as best DJ in Colombia. Music producer, founder and director of the music label DTL Records (2012). Her skills both in the studio and behind the decks have been clearly demonstrated over more than a decade of experience. The exceptional and natural connection perceived between the audience and her sessions – a sum of energy, spontaneity, charisma, long-standing experience, and great musical knowledge – is the infallible hallmark of all her performances: people always demand more. From big stages in front of audiences of 75,000 people to the smallest niche spaces, they have vibrated with the frequencies of their meticulous, explosive, and surprising live mixes. Her studio mixes, to which she devotes most of her time, have also been broadcasted on the most important specialized radio stations in the world such as Ministry Of Sound, Ibiza Radio, Proton Radio, and Frisky Radio among others; with a record of more than one hundred online sessions. She has gained great recognition as one of the most renowned leading DJs and producers in Colombia by constantly refining her sound, expanding the boundaries of her musical ambitions, and organically evolving over time – not only techno and house, but also a variety of genres that go far beyond dance music.

Born in New York, raised in Colombia. Already at a young age, she showed her innate talent and absolute conviction, which led her to debut as a teenager with great legends and representatives of the international scene in one of the main and perhaps most emblematic clubs of all time in the city of Bogotá, the unsurpassed Cinema Club, which no longer exists today (1999 – 2009). She quickly became one of the most representative residents and achieved an early exhibition on tours throughout Colombia and various countries in the Americas, where she shared the decks with some of the most esteemed and well-known DJs in the world such as Maceo Plex, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Underworld, Deadmau5, to name a few. With a full schedule and countless commitments, she constantly plays in the best and biggest clubs, raves, festivals as well as the most exquisite parties and exclusive events throughout the country.

Designer and filmmaker, a great enthusiast of the visual arts. She studied design at the University of Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and has a master’s degree in film from SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York, where she had the renowned filmmaker and music video director Bob Giraldi as her mentor. She alternately directs and shoots her own music videos. In 2018, she received the award for “Best Music Video of the Year” and was additionally selected.

Pao Calderon


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