Monica Electronica aka Emma Baas was born on the 29th of March 1978 in Delft, the Netherlands. At the age of 18 she moved to Rotterdam to live and to study at the school of Arts and graduated as an Art-Director in Advertising in 2000. During her study she bought 2 old record players, borrowed a mixer from a friend and threw parties at home. That's where her passion for music and dj-ing grew stronger. After her study she traveled around the world to dance as she was part of 'Aquarella do Brasil', a well-known Brazilian 'Rio de Janeiro- samba style' show ballet. After one year traveling the world for sambas, she started working for a film production company in Rotterdam. For two years she free-lanced as an assistant producer and assistant director.
From '02 she became more active as a dj. She started playing every month in Club Stalker in Haarlem (NL) together with Estelle Decibel as a dj duo by the name: 'De Nachtzusters'. Her connection with Electronation really took her dj career a few steps further, the bookings started to roll and she started playing at several famous clubs in Holland like Now&Wow, Paradiso, 11, Nighttown, Off-Corso, and performed at many Dutch festivals (Awakenings, Dancevalley, Noorderslag, Lowlands, and the FFWD Danceparade)
Autumn '04 created the Monica Electronica-buzz internationally and Emma started to travel around the world again but now to spin the wheels with gigs in Belgium (10daysoff, Groovecity, Culture club, Petrol, Café Capital) Germany (Berlin, Ingolstadt) Luxembourg, England (Leeds), Switzerland (Zurich, Scuol), China (Shanghai), Canada (Vancouver) USA (Seattle, NY), and in June '05 she made her first tour through Russia for 5 weeks, and traveled from Moscow to Siberia.
Monica Electronica has a opinionated way of selecting and playing her music, her sets are electric with energy and vibe swinging thru Electronic genres to create a perfect dance floor atmosphere full of gutsy bass lines and underbelly beats!
December of '05, Emma was selected with 29 other talented musicians, producers and dj's from all over the world to join the Redbull Music Academy in Seattle. This was a live-time experience and a learning period where Emma had the chance to upgrade her dj and producing skills.
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