Katja Šulc is a singer, songwriter and musician from Slovenia. Moving between alternative folk, contemporary chanson, traditional and experimental music, her work is characterized by poetry set to music and emotional, hypnotic atmospheres produced by loop pedals, effects and vocal processors.
Katja’s debut album MILA (Sanje, 2008) is based on poetry by Slovenian actress and poetess Mila Kačič, set to music in a blend of contemporary chanson, lyrical pop and melodic jazz. TWISTED DELIGHT (Celinka, 2013) set to music Katja’s lyrics written at poetry workshops in New York during her studies at the New School. Musically diverse, reaching from hypnotic dub and soul to r’n’b and reggae roots, the album made a buzz and led to MTV European Music Awards nomination. Katja’s third album KAMLISAJLAN (Casete México, 2016) presents Rromani poetry from Balkans and Eastern Europe. The poems written by Stahiro, Papusza, Rajko Djurić, Ali Krasnići, Luminiţa Mihai Cioabă and some unknown Rroma poets, are performed in Rromani. Characterized by warm and unique poetics, the poems are wrapped in simple, folk-like melodies and chord changes, flavored by hypnotic, repetitive world music rhythm patterns. Complex, outstanding and critically acclaimed album reached international radio stations (BBC, IMER, WFMU, RNE) and was presented regionally and further, in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Nepal, China, United States, Mexico, Guatemala. The electronic version of the album KAMLISAJLAN REMIXED (Casete México, 2017) was produced a year later in collaboration with established foreign and Slovenian producers.
Katja’s latest album CARICIAS (Casete México, 2021) is inspired by Mexico, featuring contemporary, folk and indigenous poems and songs. Having spent a major part of the decade in the country, Katja pays tribute to the land that influenced her on many levels through an intimate self-portrait, transforming into songs the poetics of this incredible journey, drawing from personal stories, old traditions and contemporary flows.