Gabriella Vergilov is a Bulgarian-born, Brussels-based producer, DJ and vocalist with an idiosyncratic take on electronic music. Her sound behind the decks blends synth-infused basslines, cinematic atmospheres and sensual vocals, and has been wowing audiences at clubs like Shelter Amsterdam, Arena Berlin and her residency at Antwerp’s Ampere. Equally embodied in her distinctive and deeply personal productions, Gabriella’s unique style is the result of immense talent, incredible skills, and the ever-present influence of Bulgarian folklore.

Hailing from the small Bulgarian town of Tutrakan, Gabriella grew up far away from dark dancefloors and big festival stages. A classically-trained pianist and a contemporary dancer, Vergilov fell in love with music after the fall of communism, while listening to her father’s favourite records in his studio. There, under the sounds of classical music, rock, pop, disco, and early electronic from Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre, her dream of becoming a singer was born.

Though it was when she moved to Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, that Gabriella first experienced the pull of the dancefloor. Working as a stylist and editor by day, she immersed herself in club culture by night. Soon, she became a vital part of famed Yalta Club party Blame, where she’d act as a hostess, animator and entertainer, interacting with the crowd and engaging them in different games.

Once the door had been opened, a move to Copenhagen paved the way to her first steps in DJing and music production. Her next relocation, this time to Berlin, helped her refine her tastes and hone her sound by introducing her to the city’s forward-thinking underground scene.

Just seven months after her first production steps, her debut release Her Beginning on THEMA Recordings came out, testifying to Gabriella’s talents and skills in the studio. Following the success of the release, one of the tracks from the EP, ‘Filedium’ was featured in Belgium’s Oscar-entry film Racer and The Jailbird (Le Fidèle), as well as in the movie’s international trailer and soundtrack.

Her follow-up record, One Step Ahead, was released on Dustin Zahn’s Enemy Records in 2018, much to the praise of techno stalwarts like Francois X, Truncate, Oliver Deutschmann, Etapp Kyle and others.

Vergilov’s latest release, Termosphera, was released in 2018 via THEMA, grabbing the attention of her all-time favourite artist and mentor DVS1, who opened his fabric mix with Vergilov’s track ‘Boring Shit’ months before its official release. BBC Radio 1’s B.Traits also showed support for Vergilov, putting her tracks on heavy rotation throughout 2018. The EP also received high praise from Mixmag and was featured in Resident Advisor’s prestigious New Tracks series. It was also one of the reasons DJ Mag included the Bulgarian producer in their 6 Artists To Watch series in November 2018.

Gabriella’s unique production style is further underpinned by her seductive yet eery vocals, a deeply personal element that’s present in all of her work and in her collaborations with other artists. This is exemplified by her recent collaboration with Marco Shuttle, The Moon Chant EP, which was released on The Bunker New York in November 2018.

Off the dancefloor, one of Gabriella’s yet unreleased tunes was picked up by fashion giant Prada for a forthcoming promo campaign, showing the multi-faceted artist’s determination to keep working on new and exciting projects that bridge different art forms.

With more releases forthcoming and an ever-growing touring schedule, the future looks bright for Vergilov and her deeply personal productions and spellbinding DJ sets.