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From a young age, Brazilian artist Anna was destined for success. A career spawned from her frustration of hearing DJs playing the same music over and over, a then 14-year-old Ana Miranda began playing sets at her father’s nightclub. Honing in on her well-tuned ear and her uniquely acquired taste in techno, her production style followed in suit, and it didn’t take long to get recognition from some of the most renowned musical figures in the world.
Getting the tick of approval from artists such as Sven Väth, Marcel Dettmann, and Richie Hawtin, her releases sit under the infamous Kompakt Record Label and can be defined as some of the most carefully executed techno coming out of Spain. Fresh from her successful Kompakt Records release earlier this year ‘Hidden Beauties’, and her incredible remix of Jon Hopkins’ ‘Singularity‘, Anna’s most recent EP titled ‘Speicher 105’ is a solid continuation on her well rounded and rich analogue techno stylings, and an exciting taste of what’s in store for Anna in 2019.
Few could disagree: in 2018 ANNA has come of age.
‘Hidden Beauties’, her track on Kompakt’s revered Speicher series, had aseismicimpact. It was played everywhere from Panorama Bar to Awakenings and supported bythe 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, itwas 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’smostrespected techno imprints, with critically acclaimed EPs on NovaMute and ClashLionand 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,cuttingher teeth spinning at her father’s nightclub in the outskirts of Sao Paolo. Herjourneysince then has been marked by passion, hard work and unrelenting dedication tohercraft. You can see this when she plays – a skilled and accomplished selector,herperformances are energetic and captivating affairs. Gigs at the legendary WarungandD-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 Festival, DC10 Ibiza, Rex Club Paris and countless other hotspots. Foran insight into her talents, you only need to check her vinyl DJ set for Cercle fromFebruary this year, that’s already hit well over a million views.
Further highlights to come for ANNA this year include 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. We say she’s come of age, but ANNA says she’s just getting started.