Vera Di Lecce is a singer, producer and performer who comes from tradition and develops a personal path of research and experimentation. Her hybrid electronic music merges world percussion with scratchy synths in a ritual of personal and collective regeneration. Apulian based in Rome, she begins her artistic experience within the context of the Salento tradition. She sings in dialect, Salentino and Sicilian, with Nidi d’Arac, Arakne Mediterranea, Cesare Basile and Alfio Antico and creates her solo project starting in 2012 releasing a self-produced EP Heavy Butterflies (2012) and an LP 29 Seconds (2015) produced by Martyn Heyne of Efterklang.
Following an experimental pop approach, she offers an eclectic live performance between multi-effect pedals, noise guitars, vocal synths and martial dances.
She recently collaborated on the song Fimmine Fimmine, produced with Mai Mai Mai and featured on the album Rimorso. The settings created by Vera on her latest album Altar of Love, released by Manimal Vinyl (US) and Niafunken (IT), are a fusion of Northern European, Eastern and traditional sounds.
She is currently on tour in Italy and Europe to present her album and has produced the music for Francesco Marilungo‘s contemporary dance show Stuporosa, in which she is both musician and performer and which debuts at Short Theatre 2023 – Radical Sympathy on September 15 at Teatro India.
Velia is an Afro-house DJ from Rome. She was born and raised in New York City. Through her music she broadcasts her multi-culture and artistic side.
Her Sicilian and Caribbean roots and cities such as New York, Rome, Amsterdam and Barcelona contribute to the developping of her musical tastes ranging from electronic, deep house, Nu-Jazz, soul to other sub genres of dance music.
Her selection is inspired by the NYC house scene with events such as Shelter, The loft party and Paradise Garage.