Katja Šulc is a Slovenian singer, songwriter. Moving between contemporary chanson, alternative pop, traditional and world music her work is focused on setting poetry to music, marked by hypnotic use of vocal processors and loop pedals.
Her debut album MILA (Sanje, 2008) is paying homage to Slovenian poetess Mila Kačič, in a blend of lyrical poetry, chanson and melodic jazz. Her second album TWISTED DELIGHT (Celinka, 2013) features Katja’s own poetic lyrics originating from poetry workshops in New York. Finding an inspiring music match in Pier (RootsInSession) the creative collision resulted in a musically diverse record reaching from hypnotic dub and soul to r’n’b and reggae roots. Accompanied by unique music videos the album made a buzz and led to the nomination for MTV European Music Awards. Her third album KAMLISAJLAN (Casete México, 2016) is paying homage to Rromani poetry from Balkans and Eastern Europe. The poems written by Stahiro, Papusza, Rajko Djurić, Ali Krasnići and other Rroma poets, are performed in Rromani. The music was composed in collaboration with Mexican musician Alban Usatch, created by playing with loop pedals and simple, folk like melodies and chord changes, enveloped in repetitive world music rhythm patterns. Hypnotic and entrancing, the album reached great reviews in Slovenia and abroad and embarked on a long journey. KAMLISAJLAN REMIXED (Casete México, 2017), the electronic version of the album, was created in collaboration with several foreign and Slovenian producers.
For the past few years Katja Šulc has been presenting her music regionally and further, including Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Nepal, China, United States, Mexico, Guatemala.
Her upcoming album CARICIAS (Casete México, 2021) is inspired by Mexico and its poetry, including contemporary, folk and indigenous poems.