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Mariana Bo
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From: Mexico

DJ style: “Hard dance/psy-trance/hardstyle.”

Best known for: “Energy on the set.”

Fave tune of 2022: “Timmy Trumpet & Mariana BO ‘Vivaldi’.’’

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Will Sparks.”

The highest ranking Mexican DJ in the Top 100, Mariana BO rises once again this year. Having dabbled in various strains of EDM, hard dance and psy-trance over the years, the one constant in Mariana’s music is her accomplished violin playing, which she performs live on stage to embellish her high-energy DJ sets. One such performance this year was a particular high-point for Mariana, when she played the violin on the Tomorrowland mainstage alongside Timmy Trumpet. Another top moment was “playing at a completely packed Circuit Grounds stage at EDC Mexico,” Mariana tells DJ Mag. But perhaps best and most important of all was the launch of Mariana’s own booking agency, which she spent much of 2021 working on. Introduced to the world in May 2022, the Ares agency is focused on spotlighting Latin American talent, representing the likes of Kross, Momis Alanis, Shanti, ANTI, Broz, Talia Eisset and more. Putting back into her community and still tearing up stages across the world, there’s no stopping Mariana BO.

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?

“Hardwell.”

Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…

“Indian Spirit.”

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?

“Five hours.”

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?

“Genelec 1236A SAM Monitors.”

What’s the last tune you bought?

“‘Soft Ass Shit’ by Sub Zero Project & Timmy Trumpet.”

What’s the next big sound?

“Future techno.”