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‘There are at least a few people in this thing determined to keep House Music weird. Chicago’s Alinka is one of them.’ —Terry Matthew, 5MagazineA 2012, impromptu meeting with former Hercules and Love Affair vocalist, Shaun J. Wright, changed Alinka’s life forever. The pair instantly bonded, and it wasn’t long before their evolving friendship resulted in what would be the first of many musical collaborations. Their debut EP, Twirl Vol.1, was promptly signed to Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon’s esteemed label, Classic Music Company. The release was followed by a 12" remix compilation with mixes from Derrick Carter, Neville Watson and Chrissy, which received worldwide acclaim and support from famed artists and publications, launching the pair into global success.In 2014, Wright and Alinka launched their own imprint, Twirl Recordings. Their debut release, Journey Into The Deep, with remixes from renowned artists Kim Ann Foxman and Stereogamous, propelled Twirl into the spotlight, winning support from prominent artists like Heidi, Robert Owens, Annie Mac, Groove Armada and many more. The label has gone on to feature a diverse range of artists including Luke Solmon, Eli Escobar, Snuff Crew, Lil’ Mark, Aérea Negrot, Mijo & Macaulay, Photonz & Violet, Spatial Awareness, and many more.To date, the two have had their work featured on labels including Jackathon Jams, Defected, Batty Bass, Classic Music Company, Crosstown Rebels, Leftroom, Tribal America, Bargrooves, and more.In addition to her collaborations with Wright, Alinka has produced a multitude of releases and remixes for labels like Nein Records, Luv Shack Records, Get Up Recordings, Audiophile Deep, and Vizual.In an age of homogenized dance culture, you can trust yourself to find a unique soul committed to ‘keeping things weird’ in Alinka. Her desire to push boundaries, combined with her dedication to underground dance music, continues to move her forward and making her mark.