Anastasia Kristensen

Though she’s a techno DJ at heart, and a fierce one at that, Junction 2 first-timer Anastasia Kristensen isn’t bound solely by any unremitting commitment to the new, the unheard or the overly serious. Her sets, and her own productions too, are more marked by an obvious desire to merge all the things she loves and to throw them together into the furnace of the dancefloor. Eras, genres, time signatures and tempos, they’re all fuel to burn as she goes about starting her own fires. As evidence, in a recent set at FOLD she mixed out of the prog trance classic “1998” by Binary Finary and into the sparse new Cari Lekebusch track before heading off into a Peter Gabriel edit. Yet she does all this in a smooth, naturalistic way that doesn’t feel forced. It just feels like you’re in the hands of a sophisticated selector who really wants to make you dance and enjoy the party.