La Fleur defies categorisation; A dancer turned DJ, a technician fuelled by artistic instinct, a pharmacist who found alchemy in creative control. Hers is a story that is constantly evolving, and one that she insists on telling her own way. Music is at the core of everything that La Fleur sets her mind to, and it's the native tongue she uses to articulate her voice as a DJ, producer, label owner, fashion designer, radio host and mixed media artist.
The Swedish-born, Berlin-based talent was tipped as the artist to watch at the beginning of the decade, and she has excelled herself with each passing year. From the launch of her own label, Power Plant Records, and its smash debut EP Flowerhead, to her triumph at Sweden's Grammy Awards equivalent, P3 Guld Awards, La Fleur has cemented a reputation as a unique multi-talent whose creations leave their imprint on you long after you experience them. In five short years, La Fleur's crowning achievements have included being hand-picked as the debut release artist for Whatpeopleplay's influential inhouse label with Flowerhead Revisited, a coveted DJ residency with acclaimed Berlin club Watergate, a chart-topping first outing for their inhouse label with the Nightflow EP, plus a session at the controls of Watergate's acclaimed mix compilation series, becoming the #1 charted artist on Resident Advisor, a tour of the United States, first-time performances for Panorama Bar and Boiler Room, and the launch of her fashion capsule collection, Power Plant Elements.
Sanna La Fleur Engdahl’s life-long love of music and movement started early, with eight years of training as a dancer in her native Örebro, Sweden. While electronic music captured her imagination, she forged a different vocational path, graduating with a Masters Degree in Pharmacy. The call of music proved too strong however, and La Fleur began DJing in Stockholm soon after she graduated, securing residencies with the city's key spots like the legendary Grodan Cocktail club, and running her own club nights Sunday Secrets and Suburbian Wasteland. By 2007, La Fleur ranked at number 6 in Sweden's Top 100 DJ’s list, the following year she was nominated in the 'Best DJ' category at the Scandinavian Music Convention. For three years La Fleur hosted the high profile electronic dance music show 'P3 Dans', on Swedish National Radio, and a steady stream of bookings in Europe and further abroad allowed her to focus full time on DJing. By 2007 her focus had shifted towards her own productions, and a decision was made to relocate from Stockholm to Berlin. 2008 saw La Fleur’s first forays into the studio, with her remix of David Ekenbäck’s "Nairu" on Trunkfunk Records.
2010 and 2011 added further strings to La Fleur’s bow, with the founding of her independent imprint Power Plant Records, plus remixes for Stuffa, Martin Dawson and Jesper Ryom. Building on the success of Flowerhead EP, and with Flowerhead Revisited landing in the #32 spot of DJ Mag’s Top 100 Singles of 2011, 2012 marked a new chapter for La Fleur, with her debut appearance at Berlin institution Panorama Bar, Petals On Fire EP for Defected Records sub-label Lo:Rise, Eavesdropper for her own Power Plant Records, and productions for labels like Exploited and Moodmusic. Two defining releases of 2013 propelled La Fleur into the stratosphere; Feline EP on Power Plant proved to be irresistible balance of dancefloor appeal and melodic richness, while her debut for Watergate Records, Nightflow EP, featured a breakout hit remix by Kenny Larkin. 2014 further consolidated La Fleur's connection with Watergate, as she stepped up to produce a DJ mix for their influential mix compilation series, followed by an EP that featured exclusive tracks from the mix (along with a remix by Carl Craig), and then a remix for Kerri Chandler's The Watergate Files.
A whirlwind tour of the Unites States followed in autumn, and the year closed with a remix for Jay Lumen on the Noir Music label. 2015 began on the highest note possible; after three consecutive years of nominations in the 'Best Electronic Act' category, La Fleur took out the coveted award for 2014 at Sweden's most prestigious music awards, P3 Guld. Maintaining the momentum into the 5th anniversary year of Power Plant Records, La Fleur branched out into other forms and formats, with a remix for Swedish electropop act Kate Boy, and a debut set for Boiler Room set, beaming her out to thousands of viewers from the Watergate terrace on Berlin's biggest day on the party calendar, May 1st. With more tools in her arsenal and more tricks up her sleeve, La Fleur's journey into into 2015 and beyond will see her progress with the same restless energy and vigour: a remix for Ane Brun, the Orbit EP for Sasha's acclaimed label Last Night On Earth, Power Plant's aforementioned anniversary celebrations, a second Power Plant Elements fashion collection, and more releases on Power Plant and Watergate.
Through all of La Fleur's successes runs a common thread of dedication, detail, and determined independence. A DJ set at one of the world's best clubs is as crucial a statement as the artwork illustrations that adorn Power Plant's record sleeves. A painstaking production or remix is reflected in the intricate details of the PP Elements collection. The early inspirations of music and movement drive the one-woman enterprise on her ascendant path. No longer a breakthrough artist, La Fleur has well and truly arrived.