JOYCE MUNIZ / Exploited, 2020 Vision / Austria
Unless you’ve been living under a rock of late, you would have definitely caught wind of the talented, sultry Joyce Muniz. The buzz around one of Vienna’s brightest exports can be felt around the globe; and Joyce’s jack-of-all trades persona is definitely to blame.
Brought up on the ‘Sound of Vienna’ and enjoying a hugely successful partnership with GStone, her work as vocalist on her own, plus an array of industry stalwarts’ productions - including featuring on Munk’s recent album, a single for Cusmos and more - has resulted in Joyce leading the way as one of the main players of the new generation of Vienna. Her work as producer has extended past her own projects to artists such as Louie Austen; whose album she worked on extensively and still considers to be a true test of her skills as a producer. As if that wasn’t enough, Joyce prides herself on being a great performer from the moment she steps on stage, exuding an infectious energy into her audience.
It is little wonder then that, in a mere 3 and a bit years from her entry into the house scene, Berlin’s and London’s top labels Exploited & 2020 Vision would come knocking. The union would bring about Joyce’s first knock-out tune “Party Over Here”, to critical acclaim from both the industry & fans alike. A string of standout releases followed, with “Back In The Days” feat Bam from the Legendary Jungle Brothers; showcasing Joyce’s natural ability to pair the right vocalists with the right tracks, and insta-classic, groove-filled “Warriors” on Exploited and “Sleepless” on Warung Records. Remixes for the likes of Steve Bug, Munk, Shonky, Stereo MCs, on esteemed labels such as K7!, Pokerflat, Get Physical and Gomma, have served to further cement Joyce’s standing in the scene.
Simply labeling her as ‘one to watch’ doesn’t seem fitting in this instance, with industry support from heavy-weights Richie Hawtin, SKREAM and Maya Jane Coles, but you would be a fool to take your eyes and ears off the talent that is Joyce Muniz.