“As her moniker implies, she takes no prisoners, channelling the fury instilled by worldly injustices into blistering, defiant sets.” – Mixmag 2017
Raised in small town Indiana on a musical diet of 80s synth pop and punk rock, Noncompliant soon found barnyard raves and warehouse techno parties and (as DJ Shiva) quickly became a fixture of the fabled 90s Midwest USA rave scene.
Two decades and a name change later, she is at the top of her techno game. Mixmag named her one of 2017’s Top 20 Breakthrough DJs. She owned a packed and sweaty Boiler Room during Movement Detroit, turned in mindblowing mixes for Slam Radio, Discwoman, and Resident Advisor, and quaked some of the world’s most respected dancefloors like Smartbar Chicago, Amsterdam’s DeSchool, Concrete in Paris, and Berlin’s legendary Berghain.
As a producer, her releases and remixes on labels like Valence, Argot, Flash, and Dark Entries have pounded sound systems worldwide, with her tune “Women’s Work” landing on Fiedel’s official Berghain 08 mix and on his label Fiedeltwo.
May 15, 2019
Noncompliant: “Finding people who relate to your experiences both as a DJ and just as a person, dealing with the things you deal with, is really important.”
Noncompliant discusses choosing battles on social media, the importance of communities and role models, and the differences between playing the…Read more
November 13, 2018
The 7 Best DJ Mixes of October 2018
Dr. Rubinstein and Noncompliant featured in Pitchfork’s 7 Best Mixes of October The 7 Best DJ Mixes of October 2018…Read more
October 27, 2018
Noncompliant on Maximum Pressure and feminism – The Skinny
In a new feature with The Skinny, Noncompliant aka DJ Shiva discusses her newfound international fame as well as her…Read more