Joyce Muniz is a Vienna-based, Brazilian Dj, vocalist, club promoter and producer, who is currently one of the leaders of a new undefined musical style which fuses European club sounds with tropical rhythmic influences from Brazil, South America, Africa and the Carribbean, while built on a solid foundation of percussion and heavy bass.
Born in 1983 in Sao Paulo, Joyce Muniz arrived in Vienna during the mid nineties and was soon introduced to the vibrant Viennese electronic music scene. Short after her first DJ gig at the tender age of 16, she began collaborating as a vocalist with Markus Dohelsky aka Shanti Roots (Vienna Scientists) and I-Wolf (Sofa Surfers/Klein Records). In 2006, Muniz teamed up with Stereotyp for the first time and together, created the first Funk Mundial 12” “Uepa/Jece Valadao” (Man Recordings) and Ku bo Ep 1 and 2. In 2007, she and Shanti Roots started producing under the name of Monte Laa Prod and released their first 12”.
In 2008 she contributed her vocals to the Cusmos (Herwig Kusatz ad Karl Möestls) track “Garoto,” which is was released on the Kruder & Dorfmeister label G-stone. Joyce Muniz also did some collaboration with Flore, Buscemi and Skero. Her first solo release “Party Over Here”, which debuted in mid November 2010 on Shir Khan’s well known label Exploited, has already received massive DJ support throughout Europe, and DJ Mag has hailed it “the electro single of the month”.
Joyce Muniz has a knack for making percussive music that resonates in the weird crevasses of the human mind, and her latest offering is no exception. Imagine a smoke and lazer-filled drum circle where everyone’s chugging cough syrup and you’re beginning to get the idea.
Maya Jane Coles about Joyce Muniz: ‘Joyce’s productions are always really solid. I really like her stuff and it’s good to see other female producers rising.’
Since her ‘Bedstories’ EP has come out in January 2011 on Exploited — featuring remixes from Mr. Ho and rising bass star Cosmin TRG — she’s remixed Munk’s ‘Mis Labios’ on Gomma, Stereo MC’s “Sunny Day” on K7!, Drums of Death and Blaze’s timeless ‘Lovely Daee’ among others, and her cuts have been snapped up for numerous DJ mixes and best-of-summer comps.
Now the Brazilian-raised, Vienna-based producer returns with some of her tightest, deepest house yet. Her ‘Pulp Fiction’ EP (Exploited) spans five tracks of blissed-out bounce that’s versatile enough to go down a treat any time from early evening til sunrise — and the romantics in the house will be thrilled by a cameo from the velvet-voiced Lothario Louie Austen. For the first time Joyce Muniz is available as a live act, performing her own songs and singing on her tracks and remixes.
In the video for her recent single ‘Pulp Fiction’, Joyce taps into blurry retro vibes with a couple of swingin’ librarians presiding over a mountain of 8-track tapes. File under ‘P’ for ‘pumpin’. The video for ‘Morning Love’ is pure morning romance featuring herself and Louie Austen as actors. Future releases on 2020 Visions and Exploited planned.