• How Russian DJ Julia Govor Found ‘Open Possibility’ in New York
  • Julia Govor  featured in The Deli Magazine!
How Russian DJ Julia Govor Found ‘Open Possibility’ in New York

How Russian DJ Julia Govor Found ‘Open Possibility’ in New York

When Julia Govor moved to New York three years ago, her reasoning was simple. “Love,” she answers on a recent video call. She repeats the word: “Love.”


Govor, who is from Russia, met her husband, producer and composer Kamran Sadeghi, at a festival in Europe. He was the only guy on the dance floor wearing sunglasses at night. “I thought, this is so rare,” she recalls. When they first started dating, Govor was still based in Moscow. Eventually, they set up a home base in Berlin. However, when Govor’s visa expired, she was unable to renew it, so, they headed to New York. Govor recalls the advice Sadeghi gave here upon moving, “My husband told me, ‘Julia, when you’re going to move to New York, you have to have your goal because you can get lost very easily,'” she says.

Read full story on Village Voice.


MK, Armand Van Helden, and Julia Govor Share Their Favorite NYC Haunts

There are nights when Brooklyn just feels too lit—like there’s too much crazy good shit happening on every corner, and you’re helpless to fight off the waves of FOMO no matter where you go. Next weekend (November 6 and 7) will be one of those, thanks to the eighth edition of Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF). A pass grants you access to all of the borough’s top venues, which will welcome a hundred DJs from around the world, plus a veritable buffet of discussion panels and afterparties. The open-ended schedule presents endless options—which can be thrilling or overwhelming, depending on how good you are at making decisions. And then, of course, there’s always a whole array of cool, non-BEMF-affiliated events happening around the city as well.

With all of this choice, sometimes you just need someone to tell you where to go. So ahead of the festival, we asked three of our favorite headliners to share their favorite haunts in Brooklyn and beyond—the places they have to check off every time they’re in town. Read on to find out the pizza spot you’re most likely to see MK eating a slice in, the underground dance party where Julia Govor goes dancing, and the street corner Armand Van Helden stands at when he wants to watch the city go by.


Julia Govor  featured in The Deli Magazine!

Julia Govor featured in The Deli Magazine!

Saints & Synthesizers ‪#‎BEMF‬ & 2015 artists Julia Govor & DJ GINA TURNER featured in The Deli Magazine!


Mixing a distinct melodic flair with the sonic bombast of new techno, NYC emerging EDM artist Julia Govor pushes dancing and fun to the very edge, reveling in hallucinogenic textures that suggest not sleeping is its own form of dreaming.

julia govor the deli magazine