Producer, DJ, pianist, entrepreneur, and activist LP Giobbi is an unstoppable force in the music industry, whose passion for her craft extends far beyond the stage. Since emerging in 2018, the Austin-based piano house queen has played to thousands of fans across the globe, performing on the stages of Coachella, EDC, Firefly, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and ACL, and supporting such heavyweights as Galantis, SOFI TUKKER, MK, Fatboy Slim, Madeon, and Diplo.
With her distinctive blend of live piano loops, high-energy beats, and achingly beautiful melodies, Giobbi has become one of electronic music’s fastest-rising stars—racking up nearly 30 million cumulative streams from her singles and remixes, and landing on the covers of multiple high-profile playlists, including Spotify’s Mint, Friday Cratediggers, and Housewerk; Apple Music’s Dance XL; Deezer’s New Dance; and Amazon Music’s Fresh Dance. Her songs appear regularly on such influential stations as BBC Radio 1, Triple J, SiriusXM, and KCRW, while, as a sought-after producer, Giobbi has delivered a slew of official remixes for SOFI TUKKER, Dom Dolla, Hayden James x Gorgon City, Tensnake Junior Sanchez, and MK.
After releasing 21 tracks in 2021, Giobbi entered the new year by gracing the cover of Amazon’s “Artists to Watch” playlist—an honor that included billboard placements in the center of Times Square. Named one of Tomorrowland’s “20 of 2022,” Giobbi was also appointed as a Spotify EQUAL Ambassador for February, while the platform included her joyful new single, “Say a Little Prayer” ft. Amazonian Rockstar, in their 2022 “Radar US – Artists to Watch” playlist.
Outside of the studio, Giobbi devotes her energy to a variety of ventures. Among them, she is the founder and face of FEMME HOUSE—a non-profit educational platform that seeks to create equitable opportunities for women and other marginalized gender expressions in the technical areas of music creation. Every Friday night, she hosts FEMME HOUSE Radio on SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution, where she interviews other female and gender-expansive producers. Named an industry leader in EDM.com’s “Best of 2021” recap, Giobbi also serves as the North American Music Director for W Hotels and is the co-owner of Animal Talk—a record label, artist collective, and joint-venture publishing company (with Third Side Music)—established alongside her longtime champions and best friends, SOFI TUKKER.
While Giobbi credits the GRAMMY®-nominated electronic duo with much of her success, she attributes her love of music to her parents, who are ardent Deadheads. Considering herself “a one-woman jam band” behind the decks, the Oregon-born artist frequently appears in one of the many vintage Grateful Dead t-shirts that were passed down to her, and brings the band’s ethos of love and unity to her own shows. Giobbi—who received a degree in Jazz Piano Performance from UC Berkeley—also cites her childhood piano teacher, Carolyn Horn, as a significant influence. “She cultivated creativity in me,” she shares. “Every single night that I perform, there’s always a moment when I think of her.”
A self-taught DJ and producer, Giobbi initially learned how to produce as a form of artistic empowerment. “Production controls the narrative of a song,” she explains. “Yet only two percent of producers are women.” Recognizing the need for a systematic, industry-wide change, Giobbi co-founded FEMME HOUSE with her friend and collaborator, Lauren A. Spalding (aka Hermixalot).
Since launching at Moogfest 2019, FEMME HOUSE has offered workshops, online courses, and mentoring to thousands of women, trans, and non-binary artists from around the world, teaching them all levels of production—from engineering and mixing to DJing and MIDI concepts. While monthly workshops are free, online course tuition is offered on a sliding scale and free for WOC, due to the additional inequities that they face within the industry. A scholarship program, in partnership with Ableton, Moog, Native Instruments, and Guitar Center, is also available to the organization’s BIPOC community. “My purpose is to lift as I climb,” explains Giobbi. “I want to leave this industry in a more equal place.”
Last year, FEMME HOUSE joined forces with Alicia Keys’ She Is the Music and Emily Lazaar’s We Are Moving the Needle for a sold-out, month-long production bootcamp, where over 3000 enrollees from over 1400 cities and 77 countries learned how to produce music together. 2021 also saw FEMME HOUSE partnering with EDM giant Insomniac for regular livestream takeovers. Now, the family continues to grow through the inaugural FEMME HOUSE Takeover Tour. With stops in 12 major markets across the US, the inspired series promises to bring “the house party to the school house,” with nighttime club shows and daytime workshops—all led by Giobbi.
Looking ahead, Giobbi is primed for an action-packed year—one that involves an impressive schedule of remixes and releases on the industry’s top dance labels, including a new single with BKLAVA on Defected’s D4D4NCE. In addition to her FEMME HOUSE Takeover Tour dates, the artist will also be performing at such world-class festivals as Electric Forest, Defected Croatia, Bonnaroo, and mainstage at Tomorrowland. After nearly two years of shuttered clubs and canceled events, these shows feel more vital than ever for Giobbi and her fans. “The dance floor is where you’re part of something greater than yourself,” she affirms. “This is our church. This is our higher being. It’s where we feel community and love, and where everybody is equal.”
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