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40 Questions: ANNA

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Brazilian born, now Barcelona based DJ and producer ANNA has cleared every hurdle that has come into view. She has put tracks out on top labels like Diynamic, Toolroom and recently Tiga’s Turbo Recordings, the latter of which had us listening attentively.

2016 has been a big year for her, and going off of recent form, 2017 will be even bigger. She is set to welcome the new year alongside Carl Cox and Hot Since 82 at London’s Tobacco Dock.

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

I am at my father-in-law’s house in Brazil, I just woke up and now I am preparing to head back to Barcelona.

02. What year were you born?

1985.

03. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

My Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 turntables.

04. Worst experience as a DJ?

Playing before a country music band.

05. Best experience as a DJ?

Being able to travel the world whilst playing my music.

06. Favourite record label?

It’s impossible to choose! There are too many and all for different reasons.

07. House or Techno?

Techno.

08. First record you ever paid for?

I cant remember, it was a long time ago!

09. Studio or DJ booth?

Studio.

10. Your dream collaboration?

Caribou.

11. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

I am super lazy.

12. Cats or dogs?

Dogs.

13. Ever smoked?

No.

14. Ever done drugs?

Yes.

15. Ever stole?

No.

16. Busy city, or quiet beach?

Busy city.

17. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

Laurent Garnier

18. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

I really never thought about that, as I have been doing this since I was 14. But maybe something related to nutrition, I love researching about healthy stuff.

19. Worst job you’ve ever had?

I’ve never worked with anything else but music since I was 14, so I am lucky!

20. Favourite record right now?

Trevino – Mosaic (Hotflush Recordings)

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21. Favourite record of all time?

David Bowie – Fame

22. One thing you couldn’t live without?

My studio.

23. Favourite food?

Japanese.

24. Movies or books?

Movies.

25. Vinyl or CDJs?

Vinyl.

26. Favourite country to travel to?

Spain.

27. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Space, Ibiza.

28. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

The Resistance stages at Ultra Music Festival all over the world.

29. Craziest story of being on the road?

I don’t have one particular crazy one, but of course I’ve had a lot of problems, promoters not picking me up from the airport, police shutting down the club in the middle of my set in Israel, being lost in the middle of nowhere in the Czech Republic. Just the normal daily problems of being on the road!

30. Weirdest request as a DJ?

To stop my set in the middle of playing and talk to the crowd, they took me by surprise!

31. Coke or Pepsi?

Neither.

32. If you had one super power what would it be?

Teletransport.

33. Late sleeper or early riser?

Late sleeper if I am at home, but an early riser if I am staying at a hotel, as I would rather just get back home!

34. Favourite fruit?

Watermelon.

35. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

So many! But recently, a guy playing the trumpet in a wedding totally out of tune, very funny.

36. Shower or bath?

Shower.

37. The top thing on your bucket list?

Buy a house in the mountains and build a studio there.

38. PlayStation or Xbox?

Playstation.

39. Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have a French bulldog.

40. Anything to add?

I am very excited to play in London on NYD, I hope to see everyone at Tobacco Dock!

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