March 20, 2023 2023-09-15 15:03


Bulgarian DJ & producer Gallya is a very well known name in the electronic music scene. Whether a rolling techno bassline or a dynamic tech-house project, Gallya’s ability to consistently churn out dark and immersive yet vibrant tracks has made her a force to be reckoned with in the scene. After her several releases on Mau5trap and two remixes of Deadmau5 she came to a turning point in her career and decided to move from techno back to tech house where she actually started her career.

In 2022 she is planning opening a new sub label of her Set About Music called Set About South. South will be more focused on releasing Tech and Minimal-deep Tech House. In 2015, she launched her own label ‘Set About’ in partnership with Metodi Hristov. Though it’s only a few years old, Set About is already touted as one of the most highly respected labels in techno, releasing artists like GusGus, Dennis Cruz, Stefano Noferini, Matt Sassari and more. The label has given her a platform not only to release her own music, but to share that platform with artists that she’s passionate about from all over the world.

Gallya’s breakthrough moment in 2016 was her nomination of Beatport’s Top Tech House Artist. By releasing a slew of highly successful EPs on labels like Set About, Off Recordings, Kinetika, Deeperfect, and El Row Records, she broke through noise and placed herself at the forefront of mind-bending techno and dark, driving tech-house. Through label showcases in South America and Europe, Gallya was able to take her talents on the road to build a strong, international fan-base. Her evolution into a well-respected and sought after techno act continued through 2017, as she dropped EPs like Detroit, Felicity, and Control on Set About, Funk’n Deep Records and Say What? Records respectively. Each EP carved the way for an even bigger, more distinctive sound. The title track of her March 2017 EP Machines broke the Beatport Techno Top 100, peaking at #16, and remained in the charts for an entire month. “Machines” gained the support of top techno DJs including Deadmau5 who played it in BBC Radio One residency, which led to Gallya signing to his label mau5trap for several 2018 and 2019 releases.

Along with the popularity of “Machines” in the DJ world, it was also picked up for a scene in a major movie – this opportunity fueled Gallya inspiration to work on some longer-term production goals of scoring horror movies. Through continued growth in 2021, Gallya hopes to push her boundaries even further through both music and touring worldwide. With releases on Set About South under her belt and another mau5trap EP on the way, she continues to be one of the hardest working, most prolific and promising sounds in electronic music.