For a few years now, Aussie born DJ Anna Lunoe has been leaving a trail of exhausted and ecstatic crowds wherever she goes. Clubs throughout Australia & the USA have become her weekend playground. She’s a festival staple with multiple appearances at Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass, Parklife, Field Day, Falls Festival & more, steadily moving closer to the top of bill with each passing year. When artists like Diplo, Daft Punk, Switch, Calvin Harris, A-trak or Soulwax come to town it’s more than likely Anna’s on support, throwing down a set that has the crowds and the main act talking for days.
As well as dominating down under she has played world renowned parties throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. Pacha & Flashing lights in NYC, Mad Decent & Dim Mak joints in LA, Raves in Kansas City and all the way across the Atlantic at Ed Banger soirees in Paris, Vice shows throughout the UK, Razzamatazz in Spain, and Rust in Copenhagen to name a few. In 2009, Ministry of Sound Australia approached her with the prestigious offer of being the first female to curate one of their mixes, and the resulting CD [Clubbers Guide to 2010, mixed alongside Axwell & Hook N Sling] went gold in the snap of a glowstick.
Her reach does not stop in club land. When international fashion brands like Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Bvlgary, Mulberry, Louis Vuiton and Hugo Boss need music direction for their shows, whether in London, New York, Paris or Sydney, Anna can be found behind the decks looking as graceful as the models on the catwalk. In 2010, London Daily paper named the piece she produced for Sass N Bide’s London fashion week show in their ‘Best of Show Tunes’.
In 2011, Anna performed across Australia on the Big Day Out tour, completed 2 USA club tours, wowed Japan for MTV, Dj’d (and hosted!) Parklife main stage amongst Duck Sauce, Santogold, Mylo & Katy B. She mixed her 3rd Ministry of Sound Compilation followed by a national tour, was chosen as the Australian Nightlife Ambassador for Smirnoff and remixed Katy B for Sony UK with her all-girl Dj trio Hoops. She also managed to make a bunch of very catchy bootlegs! The Avicii X Gotye bootleg that she and her friend Chris from Bagraiders made went completely viral, with even Avicii himself playing it! Diplo also put 2 of Anna’s bootlegs in his October 2011 Blow your Head Mixtape, and her Mele bootleg had tastemakers like Sinden and Annie Mac tweetin’!
2012 wil also see Anna become known for her original productions.
In 2011, her first original production, a disco-inspired collaboration with Wax Motif called ‘Love Ting’ charted for 3 months and received radio play from Sydney to Copenhagen to Chuckie championing it on BBC Radio 1. Not a bad start. Her second, a dark twisted banger called ‘Voodoo’ (produced alongside LA’s Them Jeans) features her on vocals, was on her latest Ministry compilation & will be officially released on Fjordin on Feb 27th. Finally a bunch of remixes, collaborations and originals (most featuring Anna on vocal duties) are steadily rolling out on Hussle, Yes Yes Records, Future Classic & more.
Since getting her start on radio over 5 years ago, Anna has gone on to influence numerous fledgling DJs and steer clubbers towards breaking genres in the world of dance music. At the end of 2010, Anna was named in Sydney magazine’s 100 most influencial people list, and with a balanced diet of headlining main rooms one night and boutique sweaty dancehalls the next, she is multi faceted, genre bending and pretty damn impossible to pigeon hole. Now it is time she takes on the world- and with heavyweights like Brodinski, Switch, Calvin Harris and Axwell turning up at her shows, its safe to say Anna Lunoe is the little Aussie girl that could, winning over the big boys one spin back at a time.
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