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“There are at least a few people in this thing determined tokeep House Music weird. Chicago’s Alinka is one of them.” –Terry Matthew, 5MagazineOver the course of her 14-year career, Alinka has playedalongside a wide array of artists, including: Mark Farina,Jesse Rose, Claude VonStroke, Toro Y Moi, Derrick Carter,DJ Heather, Peaches, Kim Ann Foxman, Crystal Castles andcountless others. In 2013 she and Shaun J. Wright startedtheir monthly residency Twirl at Berlin Nightclub in Chicago.The party has since featured guests such as: DerrickCarter, DJ Heather, Eli Escobar, Lauren Flax, JD Samson,and T he Carry Nation. In addition Alinka is currently aresident at the successful party, Nü: The Outer Space DiscoDancing Society of Chicago at Neo.The last two years have been particularly fruitful andrewarding for Alinka, due in large part to her friendship andmusical partnership with singer, producer and DJ, Shaun J.Wright. Wright, whose rich, resonant voice has lended soulto music by Hercules and Love Affair, and Stereogamous,met Alinka in 2012 and the two instantly bonded over theirlove of Chicago House music. It wasn’t long before theirevolving friendship resulted in what would be the first ofmany musical collaborations. T heir first EP, “Twirl Vol.1,” waspromptly signed to Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon’sesteemed house label, Classic Music Co. The EP went on tobe lauded by the likes of Chris Duckenfield, Tensnake,Joyce Muniz, Hannah Holland, Doc Martin, Simon Baker, andmany more. The release was followed by a 12” remixcompilation with remixes from Derrick Carter, Neville Watsonand Chris E. Pants. The EP’s lead single, “Love Inspired,”was featured on Defected Records Compilation “DefectedPresents The Closing Party Ibiza 2013,” as well asDefected’s In The House Radio show. In addition, Alinka andWright have collaborated on a plethora of remixes for HiFashion, The Carry Nation, JD Samson & MEN, and BabyAlpaca. The pair also recently completed “Twirl Vol. 2” forClassic Music Company which will be out early 2015.Wright and Alinka recently launched their label TwirlRecordings. Their first release titled “Journey Into TheDeep” features remixes by Kim Ann Foxman, andStereogamous, and received support from a wide variety ofartists including Groove Armada, Danny Tenaglia, KennyGlasgow, Annie Mac, Robert Owens, Matt Toldfrey, and manymore. The EP got DJ Mag’s approval with a 9.0 rating, andwas also featured on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1dance radio. Beyond her collaborations with Wright, she has a multitudeof new releases and remixes in the works. Alinka’s ‘Basic’EP which features remixes from Lil’ Mark, and Lauren Flax,was released on Get Up Recordings. The EP won approval from artists Tyree Copper, Terry Francis, Brett Johnson,Justin Harris, and Inland Knights. The Lil Mark remix ofReaching was also featured in the Baseware Presents ADEEssentials 2014 compilation. Her most recent remixesinclude Eli Escobar’s track Anotha Luv for Get UpRecordings, Asher Diamonds’ Got to Know for NBD MusicCo, and Ntrain Street Shufflin with Nü resident John Mörk forAudiophile Deep. Her remix of Anotha Love was featured inRoger Sanchez’s Release Yourself Podcast #211 and #213,and was chosen into the Beatport Staff Picks as well as TopExclusives of Week 22. The remix also got a mention inBeatport’s Decade In House article.