While some techno DJs revel in dissociated machine music so technical that it sounds like a transmission from the robot future, ANNA creates utterly immersive techno sets designed for living in the now. Her deep, emotional warehouse tracks are made for dancing and ideal for Junction 2’s celebration of techno’s widest ranges; they’re nervous system bullets, irresistible body movers.
It’s no surprise then that Brazil’s most exciting musical export has found a home on labels like Kompakt and Drumcode, where the value of techno with the power to warm up the most cavernous spaces is recognised. If you know her already, it’s possibly from her ‘Hidden Beauties’ release for Kompakt, which has been one of the biggest tracks of the last few years. But, in addition to being played by every other DJ with an ear for melodic techno, her tireless appearances at festivals and clubs around the world have booked her place at the top table.