Katja Šulc is a diverse singer at home in many genres – ranging from folk, jazz, dub to electronic, ambient and world music. Even though she started her career singing poetry, her recent focus on contemporary gypsy poetry from the Balkans and Eastern Europe was quite a twist in her musical expression.
Made in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas in Mexico, the album KAMLISAJLAN (Casete Mexico, 2016) raised an international attention – sang in Rromani (a language spoken by 12 million Roms all around the world) featuring poetry by Stahiro, Papusza, Rajko Djurić and other Rroma poets. Close to folk and world sounds, it could be best described as mesmerizing and hypnotic, due to its origin that goes back to playing with loop pedals.
Katja has been exploring live looping since 2011, using vocals, ukulele and sampler. Occasionally she performs in a project MAGMALASKA featuring a visual artist. She took part at Y2K for the first time in Mexico in May 2019 and has been performing regionally and further – in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria, Check Republic, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Turkey, France, Morocco, China, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala.
“Great music from Slovenia’ – BBC Radio 3
‘The piercing voice of the exceptional Slovenian artist” – MENT
‘A wonderful album of hypnotic songs combining the best of world, folk and electronic genres’ – beehype