As the child of Turkish parents, İpek İpekçioğlu grew up mainly in Berlin – surrounded by classical music both Western and Turkish as well as Anatolian folk music and psychedelic rock of the 60s and 70s. From the school choir in Izmir to the folk dance group in Berlin, the influence of Turkish musical cultures was essential for İpek, and so this musical association continued, even as the musician became more and more interested in electronic music. She began to dabble in production, creating mash-ups and eventually starting to produce her own tracks that combined elements of house, techno and her own West Asian influences. With a strong socio-critical focus, İpek incorporates issues such as gender justice, migration, racism and multiple discrimination into her internationally acclaimed music. In addition to her involvement as a curator and queer activist, DJ Ipek is a member of the female:pressure network.
For 2017, DJ Ipek is receiving a grant in the amount of 6,000 euros to produce an album.
DJ Ipek receives a grant of 5,000 euros in 2022 for the realisation of an audiovisual music project.