Tokyo-born artist Silva first came into the spotlight in 1998 when she released her debut single “Sachi” in Japan. Her soulful vocal and lyrics quickly garnered a large fan base nationwide. What followed in the next years since then were 13 singles, 4 albums and a best-of collection. Silva produces and writes most of her material, and has contributed songs and lyrics to many other artists.
Fast forward to 2003, she decided to add another title to her resume: DJ.
“I was looking for the right vehicle that would let me perform my music in my own, unique way,” she says. “I originally started out singing at nightclubs; and now I wanted to be back in a closer interaction with my audience. So, DJing seemed like such a natural ride.”
Thanks to her clear-cut talent and ear for body- and soul-shaking tunes, she became one of Japan’s most sought-after club DJs in no time. She also began incorporating scat and live vocals over her house mix during her set. Indeed, this distinct performance style set her further apart from other DJs around, drawing the attention from overseas promoters and DJs. As of March ’08, she’s already held down numerous gigs at packed nightclubs and special events ? n...