“ANNA is one of Brazil’s finest exports and she’s quickly climbing the ranks with her seductive yet heavy-hitting brand of techno.
‘Hidden Beauties’, her track on Kompakt’s revered Speicher series, had a seismic impact. It was played everywhere from Panorama Bar to Awakenings and supported by the likes of Sven Väth, Marcel Dettmann, Chris Liebing, Richie Hawtin and Adam Beyer. Praised by Pitchfork and selected by Mixmag as one of the best tracks of the year, it was no.1 on Beatport’s techno chart for 4 months.
What followed has been a slew of top-shelf releases on some of the world’s most respected techno imprints, with critically acclaimed EPs on Clash Lion, Nova Mute and a remix for Scuba’s SCB project on Hotflush. No surprise Adam Beyer took notice, selecting ANNA’s ‘Portable Paradise’ for inclusion on his acclaimed Drumcode A-Sides.
It’s a fitting pay-off for the artist who has been DJing since she was 14 years old, cutting her teeth spinning at her father’s nightclub in the outskirts of Sao Paolo. Her journey since then has been marked by passion, hard work and unrelenting dedication to her craft. You can see this when she plays – a skilled and accomplished selector, her performances are energetic and captivating affairs. Gigs at the legendary Warung and D-Edge in her home country are the stuff of legends, while globally she’s in ever-increasing demand playing everywhere from Movement Detroit, Awakenings, Tomorrowland, Paradise @ DC10, Rex Club and countless other hotspots. For an insight into her talents, you only need to check her vinyl DJ set for Cercle from February this year, that’s already hit well over a million views.
Further highlights to round out the year for ANNA included a follow up EP on Speicher titled ‘Remembrance’, alongside and a stellar remix of Jon Hopkins ‘Singularity’ on Domino, both stand as arguably some of her strongest work to date. She capped off 2018 recognised as one of Mixmag’s DJs of the year, while ‘Hidden Beauties’ and her remix of ‘Singularity’ were each included in Mixmag’s top 50 tracks of 2018. We say she’s come of age, but ANNA says she’s just getting started…