Awakenings Easter Festival 2022
April 16 & 17
A dominant force on the Brooklyn underground scene, Ariana is known for tough, stripped-back techno and groovy, acid-flavored sets. She has been a busy DJ and event producer since 2006 and in that time has shared the decks with many international stars including The Black Madonna, Marcel Dettmann, DVS1, The Hacker, Legowelt and Mike Servito.
Based in NYC since 2011, she holds two monthly residencies: JACK DEPT. NYC at Bossa Nova Civic Club is a top event of the notorious hotspot that's focused on an acidic house party vibe featuring standout DJs and producers from across the burgeoning American scene. The mighty UNTER party pushes the harder edges of techno and in just a year has won accolades as the best after-hours in New York.
Raised in Buffalo, New York, her early experiences in the industrial and rave scenes of rust-belt America shaped her outlook on dance culture. An ardent supporter of the underground, she was a key figure in developing the electronic music scene in Boston, Massachusetts from 2007-2010.
Since the last half of 2015 she has enjoyed a growing tour schedule including noted appearances at POP Montreal and the ascendant Sustain-Release festival in upstate New York. In the first half of 2016 she has appeared in Mexico City and Sao Paulo, Brazil and completed a US tour stopping in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Over the summer of 2016 she toured across Europe with Discwoman featuring standout gigs at De School in Amsterdam, Kaiku in Helsinki and Berghain/Panorama Bar in Berlin.