Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, musician ela minus (Gabriela Jimeno) grew up in two parallel underground musical worlds, hardcore and electronic music. After years of playing drums in bands in Colombia and the U.S and moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, she eventually graduated with a dual major in drum set performance and music synthesis. Soon after graduating, she set up a home base in New York City. Gabriela found herself playing drums in ambitious bands while building up her own musical persona experimenting with (and building her own) synths. After growing bored with the band lifestyle, she made the solo break and produced, recorded and released her solo debut EP, First Words.
“I think what matters to me is the sense of being a part of a diaspora, not belonging anywhere, not having a home, this sense of floating through life, of perceiving everything from a very far away and detached perspective, that I would not have if I still lived in my comfortable surroundings of home.”