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Slam Radio 572

Artist: Akua

Recorded on: 23 November 2023

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Akua is a Ghanaian-American DJ with roots in North American techno but exemplifies a sonic force that reverberates worldwide. A powerful fixture in the NYC scene for the past six years, she's cemented herself as one of the most distinctive techno DJs coming out of the U.S. in recent years. She has been at the forefront of a new generation of techno artists who find inspiration in the raw, innovative and rebellious spirit of old school techno. Her practice is a passionate dedication to archiving & activating timeless strains of raw and mechanized expression - fusing the new school of North American machine funk while harkening back to the innovation of Detroit, Chicago, & New York City DJs throughout history. A recent move to Berlin, a city that has held a crucial role in the evolution of techno, has provided her with the opportunity to further develop her craft by embracing the transcontinental connection that originally ignited the techno movement.

All this plays out in Akua's blazing sets heard around the world - from exerting her renowned vigor behind the decks at hometown haunts like Basement and Public Records to unleashing landmark sets at Dekmantel, Draaimolen, & Berghain. Already seasoned on the European tour circuit, she continues to garner respect and delight from the most discerning of DJs & dancers alike through her fierce mixing finesse and constantly expanding repertoire of futureproof classics.


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