Amnesia Ibiza has announced techno dons Adam Beyer and ANNA, alongside house player The Black Madonna, for the venue's 2020 opening party.
The White Island institution marks its 43rd season this year, kicking off with a mammoth 12-hour session on Saturday 9th May. Jamie Jones, Marco Faraone, Michael Bibi, and b2b sets from Spanish mainstays Mar-T and Carl, and Sidney Charles with Seb Zito are also on the cards.
Adam Beyer, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, and ANNA are among the names locked for Sunday at Movement Detroit.
Ellen Allien, Special Request, Speedy J, Joseph Capriati, Drumcell and rising New York rapper A$AP Ferg will be joining those names for the three-day event, which runs from Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May 2020.
Elsewhere, b2bs are billed from Kevin Saunderson and son, Dantiez, Magda and Mike Servito, and Chicago house dons DJ Sneak and Derrick Carter. Local heavyweights Detroit Techno Militia, Gettoblaster and Scan 7 are also on the line-up.
ANNA will make her EP debut on Drumcode this month.
Joining Adam Beyer's esteemed imprint, Brazilian DJ and producer ANNA follows EPs on Kompakt and Novamute with 'Galactic Highways', her new EP is a journey through hard, club-ready techno that culminates in layered melodies.
San Francisco venue Halcyon has announced the lineups for its upcoming series of third birthday events.
The club has locked in Charlotte de Witte, Len Faki, ANNA, J. Phlip and Jody Wisternoff to play across five nights as it marks three years in the game, with the events set to take place across two weekends from Friday, October 25th until Saturday, October 26th and Friday, November 1st until Sunday, November 3rd.
DJ Mag North America's February cover star ANNA and Kittin will release their debut collaboration via Kompakt's Speicher series.
Landing on the 30th August, 'Forever Ravers' comprises of an "ode to the freedom, unity and acceptance that exists in the dance music community", with an additional Raving in Space remix from ANNA.
Brunch In The Park Madrid has locked Amelie Lens, Paul Kalkbrenner, ANNA and more for its Autumn 2019 series, held at Parque de Enrique Tierno Galván.
Jeff Mills, Charlotte de Witte, ANNA and more have been locked for this year's DGTL Barcelona.
Returning to Parc Del Forum across August 23rd-25th, the festival has also revealed that Nastia, Octa Octa, Mano Le Tough and Marcel Dettmann are among the first names set to perform. See the full first announcement below.
DGTL Amsterdam returned with Ben Klock, Amelie Lens, Disclosure and more last week.
A 24-hour Ibiza opening party has locked in a seriously impressive lineup, including Paul Kalkbrenner, Richie Hawtin, ANNA, Peggy Gou and Stephan Bodzin.
Titled Odyssey and run by nightlife company The Night League, the full day's clubbing will also feature Tale Of Us, Damian Lazarus and Reznik.
Beginning at Ushuaïa Ibiza on 18 May at midday, and ending at midday the next day (hence the 24 hours, we're excellent at arithmetic here at DJ Mag HQ) at Hï Ibiza, it looks set to be a belter of a summer opener.
As someone who’s been DJing since she was 14 years old, it’s rare that Brazilian techno star ANNA is lost for musical inspiration. But DJ Mag has, it seems, caught her on the hop. “I don’t know,” she says, smiling broadly, her teeth the kind of immaculate Hollywood white that would work well in a darkened nightclub. “I don’t know what I would play for the family.” She pauses again. The question of what song would unite her relatives in dancing is clearly one worth consideration.
When DJ Mag meets ANNA in Barcelona (her home since 2015), two decades have passed since that fateful night when she first stepped behind the decks. And yet, you can still sense the same youthful enthusiasm for the holy trinity of DJ, dancefloor and music when ANNA talks about her career, which has seen her creep right to the edge of DJ superstardom thanks to a globetrotting schedule and the impact of tracks such as 2018 floor-filler ‘Hidden Beauties.’
“I feel that I can experiment more and more with the North America crowd. I can play something different from what they are expecting from me, and they are open to listening.”
Meditation is clearly hugely important to ANNA. She started meditating eight years ago, and on the late winter’s day in which DJ Mag meets her, ANNA was out of bed at 5am to meditate before the first rays of sunlight reached the Catalan coast. “The first meditation I like when it’s still dark,” she says. “In the past, I never used to do this, but they taught [me] that it’s very beneficial to meditate at this time of the day. I don’t know why. Maybe because everybody’s sleeping.”
ANNA has stepped up for the latest edition of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.
The Brazilian-born, Barcelona-based DJ/producer’s mix first aired on Saturday night (12th January) and is now available to re-stream here. A typically colossal mix of euphoric techno featuring cuts from the likes of Antigone, Reset Robot and herself, including her epic remix of Jon Hopkins’ ‘Singularity’.