MissRepresent

MissRepresent
Biography

Best Female Jungle DJ – We Love Jungle Awards 2015

Best Female Artist – Drum & Bass Awards 2016

Aliina Atkinson, formerly credited on releases as Aliina Mayes is a DJ, producer, editorial writer at DNBMUZIK, and owner of Sliced Note Recordings.

Missrepresent has been hailed as “One of the most successful female dnb artists” by industry giants Random Concept. 2015 saw her reach award winning status at the “We Love Jungle” awards crowned as “Best Female Jungle DJ” and 2016, she picked up the “Best Female Artist” award at the O2 London, Building Six from the Drum and Bass Awards.

2016 sees her endorsing True Vision, Fabtronic and VMAttire. She is no stranger to being picked up by sponsors, from being on the Henley Designs Ecler and Ortofon Pro DJ Team alongside DJ Friction (Radio 1), Urban Nerds, Futurebound & more which saw her DJ’ing 2 years consistently at Europe’s biggest DJ Performance show, BPM held at the NEC, Birmingham UK.

If you’ve caught one of her sets either live or online, you will know why. Along with DJ’ing across the globe from Europe to Eastern Bloc, she is one of the most versatile DJs, from headlining with Skibadee (Germany) or Harry Shotta (Taboo Breakz Festival) in epic dancefloor jump up sets, to all ragga jungle, jungle old skool and nu skool sets, liquid sets, 2003-2008 sets, headlining dancefloor sets with the legendary UK Apache in Tenerife, to being booked for Renegade Hardware ‘The Final Chapter’ in 2016.

The journey began in 2004 when Missrepresent beat over 500 entries to win the liquidfunk.co.uk DJ mix competition. In the same year she qualified in the finals of Bristol Academy’s ‘Movement & Driveby’ competition which led to the beginnings of a global career in DJ’ing at venues such as The Wagon Club (Poland), Club Cube (Lodz Poland), Porto Play DnB (Portugal) and Lisbon (Portugal) with numerous gigs in all corners of Germany. Other cities such as Seoul in East Asia, Taipei in Taiwan and over the other side of the globe in the USA such as Chicago, Denver and Reno in Nevada who have hosted this lady to play. Europe isn’t a strange place to her either, headining events in Copenhagen, hitting Prague and the world famous Cross Club im Czech Republic, Slovakia Bratislava, Innovation In The Sun in Spain, and headlining a massive 4000 / 5000 outdooor event in La Palma to returning visits in Rome Italy, Naples Italy, Germany Augsberg, Hamburg, Manheim and Hanover.

Missrepresent is no stranger at home either, covering the UK with numerous residencies to headlining Jungle Nation in Aberdeen Scotland to the bottom of the UK for Devotion in Devon, and most cities inbetween. Residencies included Bedlam’s Valve Sound System nights at Brunels Swindon, Desire London and continues her residency for Bristol Sounds. She saw 2016 in with a main room New Years Eve set at Innovation / Epedemik / Devotion in London.  Spring 2016 has her headlining a 250 capacity boat party up the Thames for MGA and she continues to headline jungle events. A series of main stage festival sets such as Symmetry Festival, Party In The Pines for a second year continue and she is part of the SASASAS tour line up in May 2016, along with being invited to play at one of the UK’s Outlook Launch events in Essex for the new UK based promoter DNB4LIFE.

15 years of crowd reading and mixing skills has developed, from originally starting on vinyl, a format she adores, from recording sets on cassette tape and perfecting over the last 15 years to working and producing on digital platforms now.

Her productions as Silent Code have remixed some huge tracks such as Black by DJSS, Spiritual Aura by Rap and offical Snoop Dogg remix ‘Fiip It’ with Charlotte Devaney. Remix’s also include The Bass Dunk EP featuring Lady Leshurr and Fatman Scoop. Radio 1’s Mr Jam supported her tracks, including the ‘Twisted World’ (Joe Nebula & Rachael Wallace) Silent Code Remix.

Releases are on on Viper Recordings, Formation, Easy Records and more, but most notably, Silent Code had 3 tracks released on EA Games, Need For Speed Most Wanted. The 3 tracks – Night Train, East Star and Spellbound produced were up alongside Muse, Chemical Brothers, Madeon. The Who, DJ Fresh and Dizee Rascal, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Green Day, The Prodigy and many more. A full list can be found here. This was noted by many as the best Need For Speed sound track ever compiled.

Producing solo into 2016, her music has continued support by A list artists such as Roni Size, Grooverider, Phantasy, Nicky Blackmarket, Aries, Logan D to name a few. Her remix of Spice by Bad Influence will be out on Vengenance Recordings in 2016.

She has featured on front cover features in Egg Magazine, been a resident on the Movement Tour at Brunels, featuring in DJ Mag as DNB’s top ladies.

She was the first female artist to join Micky Finn’s DJ Agency ‘Urban Agency’ and the first female producer signed to legendary ‘Viper recordings’.

Missrepresent has promoted events on a monthly basis in Gloucester, Leamington Spa, Banbury and Coventry and progressed to taking a crew of resident DJ’s across Europe. This was the time when she linked up with DJ Phantasy with her resident nights.

     

 

The Aftershock Radio team she promoted evolved into events across the midlands on a regular basis and led her to team up with Garry K and Pressure from Random Concept, where she was part of the judging team for the DJ and MC finals for the Random Concept Academy – The Global Energy Weekender with Random Concept saw her DJ with Garry K alongside Eksman. She was also invited to judge in the finals of RC Academy’s Dj & Mc competition for a second consecutive year, with MC IC3, Garry K and Pressure again.

Missrepresent has featured in Knowledge MagDJ MagDOA and is interviewed on dnb resources on a regualr basis. Her AftershockRadio events took the U.K & Europe by storm featuring at massive events such as the like of Valve Bedlam, Desire London, High Rollers Swindon plus co-promoting nights at The Mass nightclub in Brixton London and SE1. More press followed for Missrepresent, interviews with SoGlos, Gloucestershire’s No1 music hub and Guest Residency’s on Radio Cardiff alongside DJ Kallista, which also included quarterly requests for live mixes and interviews. By the end of 2007, Missrepresent played to a crowd of 2,000 revellers headlining for Lifeline Promotions in Bremen, Germany on a NYE night that featured huge acts like Bad Company, Moving Fusion & Far Too Loud.

The growing success story continued in 2008 with support from Fly53 Clothing, the very brand that supports The Klaxons. Gigs at Bedlam, Carling Academy, Bristol, and more gigs in Tenerife followed. A 2nd trip to Italy Rome with Evilsound, and headlining a huge 7,000 capacity outdoor event in La Palma, and the landmark of being nominated for Best Female Artist and Breakthrough DJ in Raveology’s Drum & Bass Awards and came second 2011 then 3rd 2012 alongside Annie Mac (Radio1) and DJ Storm (Metalheadz).

AfterShockRadio went from its humble beginnings to receiving a nomination for Best Internet Radio Station 2 years consecutively.

 

 

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