THE STORY OF FATIA
There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to Belgian-Moroccan electronic artist, Fatia. Beyond her elegantly mystical aesthetic lies a career of impressive achievement and an undeniably pioneering skill set. Stretching back as far as the ‘90s, Fatia’s career has been an evolutionary process that has shadowed her growth musically as well as the advancement of electronic music as a whole.
Born into a Berber (or Amazigh tribe) in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, Fatia’s heritage is an integral part of her artistic vision and unwavering independence. It is also a large factor in her unique sonic palate which includes a mixture of western dance beats mixed with ethnic live instruments, hypnotic North African rhythms and different types of house music (from Deep and Organic House to uplifting Tech and Afrobeat).
Throughout Fatia’s career, she has flourished as a singer, songwriter, DJ and live artist. During which, she has continuously performed at clubs and festivals across the globe. Some of her most notable experiences include Space Ibiza, the Summer of Love festival in the Czech Republic and Rojam Club, Shanghai.
Aside from Fatia’s impressive performance history, she is also beginning to stake her claim as a fully-fledged artist with a growing catalogue of releases to her name. Since 2020, she has had several releases on Belgian’s leading label DHB Records.
Fatia’s music is already beginning to garner the attention of industry greats as well as growing in presence with house and techno music fans across the globe. Some of her biggest advocators include John Digweed, Danny Tenaglia DJ, Maceo Plex, BLOND:ISH, Maxim Lany, Airwave, Kevin de Vries, Wally Lopez, Be Svendsen, Tom Novy, AFFKT, Roger Sanchez, Beatamines and Tocadisco.
As well as high-profile support of her tracks, Fatia has also accomplished several high-charting positions on Beatport, with ‘Red Moon’ reaching #5 in the Organic House hype chart. The release also peaked at #12 in the Deep House hype chart & #12 in the Progressive House releases chart. Her latest release, ‘Aiwa’, has received several Beatport artist chartings and Spotify curated playlists placements. The release also features an incredible remix from esteemed French artist, Rafael Cerato.
Fatia's unique creative representation - including live singing, accompanying contemporary musicians & a breathtaking wardrobe - continues to see Fatia become a highly sought-after member of the global music community.
Set out on a mission to keep the Berber heritage alive and to be a bridge-builder between East and West, Fatia strives to empower women, to help them achieve their goals and to develop artistic, emotional and financial independence, regardless of their background, origin or creed. Using western dance beats, the Arabic chants of her childhood, ethnic live instruments, and the traditional Berber facial and body tattoos as a symbol of strength and self-reliance, she’s ready to amaze the world.