Machine Woman (RU/DE)
Machine Woman is the St. Petersburg-born and currently Berlin-resident Anastasia Vtorova. After playing in noise and punk bands in London, she turned to a rather playful take on techno soon after she mastered Ableton Live – the moniker becomes self-explanatory in this case. (But do we ever know?)
Her music is often self-ironic and more than often cinematic, as she is also a visual artist and admits to being heavily influenced by melancholic world cinema. One last thing: she has the best song titles in techno these days.