Thalia is dedicated to paving the way forward for the underground scene in South Africa, continually applying new and exciting aspects to her sets. She fuses performance art and DJing into hypnotising installations which accompany her fiery sets. She’s DJ at Teknotribe label DJ, resident at Mansion Record, and co-hosts MixFM 93.8’s Sunset Dance with Al Gray, every Saturday night from 7-9pm. Sunset Dance is South Africa’s biggest electronic music radio show, spreading intelligent underground sounds across the genres of dance culture from all four corners of the Globe.
It’s the year 2005, South Africa. In Johannesburg, Thalia is at the start of her DJ-ing career. Daughter of well-known jazz bassist Pete Sklair and a vocalist & piano player herself since the tender age of 9, Thalia is a highly skilled musician and no stranger to diversity. She has a fierce passion for techno and psytrance, but she is versatile and plays a selection of genres to her dance floors: Techno | Psy-Trance | Progressive House | Acid-Jazz/Lounge | Nu Dicso | Deep / Jazz house | Breaks.
Thalia’s break into the club scene came when she won the annual Gemini DJ Battle 2007, being the only DJane making it to the finals. A member of Divas on Decks since 2009, Thalia has built up a name as one of South Africa’s most respected female DJs.
She has played all over South Africa, and internationally in Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique at countless venues and events, including the likes of H2O, Truth, Tswaing Crater Gathering, Fu-Cha, Teknotribe (Label DJ), Twilight, Psy in the City, Origin (DBN), Revolution NYE, Earthdance, 52’s Funk Shui (P.E), MK Music Festival, The Samsung Galaxy Launch, Areira Fest & Mozamboogy (Mozambique) to name a few.
Thalia has written many songs and done many vocal recordings over the years, including Woven by Eric M, which reached #29 on the World Dance Chart in 2008, and her upcoming track with Champa, to be released on his upcoming album in 2017. She is currently the lead singer for the Electro-Swing band FULL SWING, and performs with them regularly.