DJ style: “House, bass house, big room, hardstyle, psy-trance, dubstep.”
Best known for: “Mariana BO.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Yves V & Mariana BO ‘Durga (Original Mix)’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “KSHMR, Vini Vinci.”
Think you’re got broad tastes because you like house, disco and techno? Or you thought Moodymann was the definition of eclectic when he dropped a Kings Of Leon track in the middle of his Field Day set last year? How about Mexico’s Mariana BO, who’s as versatile as they come, playing as eclectic a range of electronic genres you’ve heard of — dubstep, bass house, trap, psy-trance — and plenty more that you might not have, including jungle terror? Oh, and she plays the electric violin during her sets.
After making her Top 100 DJs debut in 2017, the supremely talented DJ and producer has had a truly memorable year playing at all the American hotspots including EDC in Las Vegas and Ultra Music Festival, as well as releasing a string of EDM dance-pop tracks like ‘Lighthouse’ and ‘Antonio’ that lit up big room clubs and festivals around the world.
With big-name support from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold and Danny Avila, a stage presence that makes her an immediate festival highlight and a playlist that no-one can copy, Mariana is a genuine breath of fresh air in EDM club culture. More please!
Words: ANDY BUCHAN