A scientist by day and a DJ and producer by night, Edinburgh-based ona:v has an ear for dark techno and electro. She 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 multiple international techno DJs such as Isabel Soto, Ben Klock, Slam and others.
Through event curation, she promotes more classic techno sub-genres and supports up-and-coming femme DJs via her EPiKA collective. Her mission is to create a more cohesive, and less commercial, techno scene in Edinburgh.
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 2023.
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