Simina Grigoriu

Real Name:
Ana Simina Kalkbrenner
Romanian-born, Toronto-bred Simina Grigoriu has been steadily racking up accolades during her decade-long career. Starting off as a DJ, she’s made the transition as a producer and  kicked off own label Kuukou, a home for techno forward productions, where she calls all the shots. In this time she’s also transplanted to Berlin, a place she now calls home and the major source of her creative inspiration, a source as diverse as her influences.

Simina’s musical roots stem deep in her childhood when she studied classical violin and keyboard. Coupled with her parents’ musical legacy and her passion for Hip Hop freestyling as a teen, it encapsulates the foundation of her style, an avenue she continues to explore to this day.

Garnering on the exposure of Toronto’s clubs, where growing up, the likes of Jeff Mills, Josh Wink and Juan Atkins struck a chord, Simina’s style grew and developed constantly into the straightforward and uplifting techno she fronts today.

Her first productions came to light on the Berlin label Sonat Records, followed by releases with Phrase Insane Records in Spain, Italy’s Intelectro Vibe, Urban Sound and Frequenza Records. A debut album was sure to follow, as Exit City became one of Susumu Records’ highest chart toppers.

After a year long break, where she focused her efforts on motherhood while keeping an active studio schedule, Simina christens Kuukou Records in July 2016 with her inaugural EP “Techno Monkey’. Shortly after, she doles out “Matching Numbers” on Popof’s FORM, an immediate hit EP complete with a smashing remix by Julian Jeweil. She continues to release both on Kuukou as well as FORM while working on remixes and collaborations for numerous techno labels in parallel.

An active globetrotter, Simina’s constantly touring, having wowed crowds at festivals and venues all over the world so it’s no surprise the Techno chief named her label Kuukou (Japanese for airport). She has been pushing a steady row of releases from the likes of Torsten Kanzler, Alfred Heinrichs, Martin Books, Daniel Boon with premium artists as remix support.

Most recently 2017 has seen Simina embark on her yearly Asia tour, with highlights at Strawberry Festival and G-Festival, Elevator Shanghai and Beijing’s ultimate underground techno club “Lantern” - otherwise known as the Berghain of Beijing.

Safe to say the coming months will provide a plethora of amazing releases, performances and surprises from one of Techno’s most dynamic ladies.

Stay tuned to for more info and upcoming releases.



Simina Grigoriu - Exit City album art Simina Grigoriu Exit City (Album) Susumu Germany Germany 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Simina Grigoriu - Mukluks & Ponytails EP album art Simina Grigoriu Mukluks & Ponytails EP (EP) Sonat Records Germany 2010 Sell This Version
INT026 Simina Grigoriu - La Palmas EP album art Imerio Vitti, Simina Grigoriu, Luca Vera Imerio Vitti, Simina Grigoriu, Luca Vera - La Palmas EP(4xFile, MP3, EP) Intellectro Vibe Records INT026 Canada 2011
FREQ016 Simina Grigoriu - Project Boondocks album art Simina Grigoriu Project Boondocks(12") Frequenza FREQ016 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
PH4SE002 Simina Grigoriu - Nebuna Stricata album art Simina Grigoriu Nebuna Stricata(3xFile, MP3, EP) Phase Insane PH4SE002 Spain 2011
USR033 Simina Grigoriu - Baby album art Simina Grigoriu & Imerio Vitti Simina Grigoriu & Imerio Vitti - Baby(4xFile, MP3, EP) Urbansound Records USR033 Italy 2012
SUS005 Simina Grigoriu - Kokopelli Remixed  album art Simina Grigoriu Featuring MAMA Simina Grigoriu Featuring MAMA - Kokopelli Remixed (12") Susumu Germany SUS005 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
BYC003 Simina Grigoriu - Beach Urchin EP album art Brian Johnson (17) & Simina Grigoriu Brian Johnson (17) & Simina Grigoriu - Beach Urchin EP(4xFile, WAV, EP) Bohemian Yacht Club Music BYC003 Canada 2013
PKM009 Simina Grigoriu - Kleines Bubu album art Paul Kalkbrenner X Simina Grigoriu Paul Kalkbrenner X Simina Grigoriu - Kleines Bubu(12", Max) Paul Kalkbrenner Musik PKM009 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
HMWL007 Simina Grigoriu - Hop Scotch album art Simina Grigoriu Hop Scotch(3xFile, AIFF, Maxi) House Music With Love HMWL007 Sweden 2016


FREQDGT059 Simina Grigoriu - Project Boondocks Part 3 album art Simina Grigoriu Project Boondocks Part 3(File, MP3, 320) Frequenza Digital FREQDGT059 Italy 2011
SNT022 Simina Grigoriu - Writers / Drop album art Simina Grigoriu / Ludovic Vendi Simina Grigoriu / Ludovic Vendi - Writers / Drop(2xFile, MP3, 320) Sonat Records SNT022 Germany 2011
FREQDGT055 Simina Grigoriu - Project Boondocks Part 1 album art Simina Grigoriu Project Boondocks Part 1(2xFile, MP3, 320) Frequenza Digital FREQDGT055 Italy 2011
FREQDGT056 Simina Grigoriu - Project Boondocks Part 2 album art Simina Grigoriu Project Boondocks Part 2(3xFile, MP3, 320) Frequenza Digital FREQDGT056 Italy 2011
FORM66 Simina Grigoriu - Slush Fund album art Simina Grigoriu Slush Fund(File, MP3, 320) Form Music FORM66 France 2017

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