Shiva’s musical style and skills were strongly influenced by her surroundings as she grew up in Germany in the 1980’s heyday of vinyl spinning and cassette mixtapes. With an older brother already involved in DJing and event organizing, she experienced dance music and festivals from the time she was a young girl. Finding her love in Psytrance and Goa trance, she drew on Goa’s Indian influences to choose her DJing name of Shiva when she began spinning at the end of the 90’s. After almost 10 years, she found a new love in house and electrohouse sounds and began spinning and producing in those genres. Her most recent projects include songs released as Shiva the Kidd through Audiodidakt Rec.