On March 15th, the Kings Hall at Brooklyn’s haven Avant Gardner was taken over by women DJs. After interviewing Brooklyn native, DESNA it was time to see her three-hour opening set. She has been making her mark in the industry by creating music that transcends and embodies the mind and soul. A genre re-defying through production and track selection, her futuristic style of sound rides primarily in the techno scene.
It all began in Brooklyn performing at underground parties which led to launching her own event series “Risky Business.” She had numerous notable residencies around the world and has gained wide acclaim by infusing her house inspired NYC energy with an industrial influence derived from Western European travels.
The Kings Hall was completely packed with devoted techno heads. DESNA’s opened with a vibrant and dark set. The beginning of her set was stunning and genius. Making it look extremely easy by playing a hybrid set with her drum machine. All dark forms of techno music, moving the crowd at a perfect pace. Everyone was moving and cheering for DESNA, bonding and vibing with her through music was powerful to feel and witness. Besides being a natural artist, she is also a fun performer. It’s a wonderful and delightful sight to see when DJs dance and groove to their own beats and that is what DESNA did that night. Playing tracks such as her new single “Money Lotion” and “Laden Swing” and among others showing the crowd what exactly she has to offer. Her set was hard-hitting and captivating. Although most people were there for the sensational ANNA, everyone was taken away by DESNA.
ANNA's immersion into the club scene started at 14, when she took over as a resident at her father’s club on the outskirts of Sao Paolo, spinning every weekend for over 6 hours. Since then her seductive, heavy-hitting brand of techno has taken her around the world and earned her releases on labels such as Kompakt, Turbo Recordings and Diynamic. Her sets are energetic and captivating, with brooding synths and hypnotic, spiraling beats that keep dance floors moving.
A perfect opener for a stunning night of techno music performed only by women that night. Both women DJs were outstanding, DESNA was divine with her three-hour opening set and ANNA taking us into Drumcode records by playing a few tracks from the label, setting the mood just right. It’s been said women can do a man’s job better, that night was proven a fact that women can do anything a man can do. DESNA is on tour now performing at Miami Music Week, tonight at Brooklyn x Wynwood - No. 3 Social Rooftop and on Sunday, WAH! By Subtek & Techno Live Sets bringing her Brooklyn vibes to the sunshine state.
Watch DESNA’s three-hour opening set at Avant Gardner