Awakenings Festival 2021
SAT JUN 26 & SUN JUN 27
Awakenings Festival 2021
Brazil-born and Barcelona-based, ANNA is in high global demand - having recently won Best Breakthrough Artist 2016 at DJ Awards in Ibiza, 2017 promises to be ANNA's biggest year yet.
ANNA creates success out of everything she turns to whether producing originals for well-respected labels, remixing top-flight acts or moving dance floors the world over. Recent releases on the likes of Diynamic, Terminal M, Turbo, Tronic plus techno remixes on Rukus, Knee Deep In Sound and Octopus and tech house signature etched on remixes for NERVO through Ultra Records and Gorgon City through Virgin EMI are cementing ANNA’s rightful place at the forefront of dance music and a credibility validated around the world after years of dedicated hard work and uncompromising dedication. ANNA firmly believes that everyone has a purpose, and at the age of 14 she found her own calling; growing up behind the controls of her father’s popular nightclub in Brazil, absorbing the clubbing atmosphere and developing a strong connection to music. Having not much of a reference point for underground music in her father's ngithclub DJ booth, it took moving to Sao Paulo for ANNA to dive in to the electronic music scene - quickly joining a local booking agency and getting to grips with producing her own original tracks. Hard work often isn’t glamorous, especially in the face of financial difficulties and playing for free at a young age, but ANNA’s persistence and love for what she does began to pay off. Early production support came in the form of Christian Smith and his renowned Tronic label, where ANNA was a regular collaborator. After meeting Christian once he relocated to Brazil, “Behind The Groove” was a name establishing release in 2011, with highly acclaimed follow ups on Kraftek, Bla Bla, Witty Tunes and Toolroom Records reaffirming her deft studio talent. “Let’s get one thing straight: we f*cking love ANNA and her beats.” – Mixmag Continuing with a relentless touring and production schedule, she is intent on exceeding expectations in all aspects of music. Performing to packed crowds in her home of Brazil, Greece, Hungary, France, South Africa, Germany and Croatia to name a few, ANNA expertly draws party goers in to a frenzy. ANNA also graces the Beatport Top 5 sales charts on a staggeringly regular occurrence and has enjoyed heavy endorsements over the years from the who’s who of DJing including Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and Damian Lazarus with regular airplay through BBC Radio 1. “ANNA has arrived and is here to stay” according to THUMP, so watch out for a Brazilian whirlwind of grooves coming to rock a dancefloor near you.