Recorded on: 02 January 2024
ona:v is a Polish-born DJ, producer and promoter with an ear for textural techno and dark electro. A scientist by day and a DJ by night, the Edinburgh-based artist is an integral figure in her locale, both as a standalone name and through event curation.
Having built an extensive track collection for several years, ona:v debuted on Edinburgh's club circuit in 2019, with bookings across the UK making up her diary since. On home turf, ona:v plays regular gigs in Scotland's biggest venues, having supported Ben Klock, Isabel Soto, Clouds, Paige, EKATA and many others. Outside of Scotland, she closed for Clouds and Randomer at The Cause, played at London's Risen Festival and in Berlin's Mensch-Meier and About Blank. 2022 saw her Polish debut, and in 2021/22 she streamed from Berlin's HÖR Radio. More recently, for two years in a row, she headlined the basement stage curated by Sisu at Hidden Door — a prolific visual art and music festival in Edinburgh, and performed at Scotland's biggest festival – Terminal V.
In 2020, ona:v founded EPiKA, and started promoting EPiKA's bi-monthly party called CiRCLE in Edinburgh. Here, she creates a nurturing environment for beginner female and non-binary DJs playing more underground flavours of electronics, with focus on techno. She also garners a radio residency on London's Threads Radio and is an internal member and a resident DJ with the Sisu crew. Production-wise, she has released tracks on multiple UK
compilations and released her debut EP, Response to the Techno Crisis, on Diffuse Reality in 2022.