For Irina Shapiro, creating slick, sexy, supercharged dance music means tapping into the fierceness and passion of three distinct musical styles she’s long cherished.
“When I was younger and first started going out clubbing, I discovered house music and electro—but at the same time I was very passionate about pop music and rock and roll,” says the Moscow-born, Miami-based singer/dancer/songwriter. “The thing that unites those three genres—electronic music, pop, and rock—is energy. That’s what I strive to bring to my own music. I want people to hear it and feel this full stream of positive energy just flowing through them.”