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Misstress Barbara

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Barbara Bonfiglio, better known as Misstress Barbara (the misspelling is an intentional portmanteau [i.e. “miss” and “stress”]), is an Italian-born, Canadian electronica disc jockey. She moved from Sicily to Montreal, Quebec at the age of eight, and has resided in the city ever since. She has also produced and DJ’d house music under the alias Barbara Brown.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the Université du Québec à Montréal and has established Relentless Records. In 2003, to avoid legal issues with a UK company of the same name, she established ITURNEM. Early success includes her song “Never Could Have Your Heart” being licensed in Rockstar Games’ arcade racing video game Midnight Club II.

In 2009 she released the debut artist album I’m No Human, which was nominated for a 2010 Juno Award for Best Dance Recording Of The Year, and included the single “I’m Running”, featuring fellow Montreal musician Sam Roberts. The album also features collaborations with Brazilian Girls and Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. “I’m No Human” was born out of unhappy circumstances, sparked by the tragic passing of a close family member features Misstress Barbara step from behind the turntables in front of the microphone and was recorded in her home town of Montreal. To perform songs from the album, she has recently created a new live band entitled Misstress Barbara With Girls On A Ducati and draws from her experience in electronic music infusing it with live instruments.

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  • wtfzorz

    specifically "the right time"

    18 Feb 10:57am Reply
  • wtfzorz

    i really like her music, but her youtube videos of live performances are pretty awful :/

    18 Feb 10:55am Reply
  • Eddou

    GORGEOUS

    31 Jan 4:46am Reply
  • marsantrax

    La amo.

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • oouuoo

    j'etais une fleur

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • madboy

    yay the new album is great!

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • chrisxanthus

    Dance Me To The End Of Love

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • chrisxanthus

    One of the best DJs in the WORLD!!!! I remember hearing her at the World Electronic Music festival back in 1997 when A/C pulled her up during his set to drop a few records and immediately the energy went crazy in the Canadian Tent. Everyone was wondering who this woman was up on the decks rocking the hell out of the system!! When Destiny Productions threw the next New Years Eve rave in Toronto "Get Down" she was headlining with Christopher Lawrence and Barry Weaver! The rest is history!!

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • EMDproduction

    Hey Miss!Comment va tu?Chapeau pour ton travail et je veux juste te dire que tu est unique dans ton genre et que ton style te colle a la peau!Change pas! peace! xx

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Clawed6

    got her Trust the DJ MB02 mix CD recently... wow its banging. Never Could Have Your Heart is the last track <3

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ChucksLastFM1

    Never Could Have Your Heart... anybody?

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • GREFISS

    you're ready to blow any moment!!! / etna / wow love that song so fuck in much!

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Talkthomas

    My 'new find' thanks to John Digweeds Bedrock12 compilation. Really love Azzurri but got a feeling it won't be long before I love the her long player just as much.

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • sergioarincon

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    21 Sep 2010 Reply
  • madboy

    looking forward to seeing you at Toronto Pride!

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • NotShade

    still can't stop listening to your amazing album!! [3]

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • madonnaboi

    still can't stop listening to your amazing album!! [2]

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • madboy

    still can't stop listening to your amazing album!!

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ZU2

    она не сестра джеймса холдена?))похожа немного..

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • krzyzak89

    wow!

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
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