AIDA

  • Labels Apranik Records
  • Based San Francisco, USA
  • Links Facebook SoundCloud Instagram Resident Advisor

AIDA can be found at the intersection of two contrasting worlds: rich Iranian roots and a serene west-coast Canadian upbringing. This dichotomy is infused in everything she crafts. It’s here that she blends various genres with a mastery of someone who lives and creates at the boundary of their duality. Combining elements of world-inspired music with electronic, she gives colorful twists to masterful blends of groovy house, techno, and breaks geared for the dancefloor.

Her duality extends beyond her music career into yet another realm of the senses. As a designer, AIDA is a rare entity fully dedicated to creativity and movement. Embodied with focus and discipline, she inspires others that it’s possible to excel where they find themselves at an intersection, crossroad, boundary. . . or just a dancefloor.

  • Dimensions: AIDA

    “AIDA joins us on the podcast this week. Born and raised in Canada, with Iranian roots, her excellent mixes,... Read more

  • Horst: AIDA

    “Thank you to MixMag for inviting me to be part of their Horst warmup feature with a mix +... Read more

  • Rinse FM: AIDA

    “Next on Rinse FM I have a real nice show with the talented Salar Ansari. Salar is an incredible... Read more

  • Ode To Expectations: AIDA

    This captivating visual narrative dives deep into the concept behind the track – the struggle against societal and familial... Read more

  • Lifeline: AIDA

    “Thrilled to announce my new track ‘Lifeline’ coming out on Dusky‘s label 17 Steps as part of their 10... Read more

  • Kiosk Radio: AIDA

    Prior to her play at UMI Brussels, AIDA delivered a set for Kisok Radio. 1 Read more

  • Rinse FM: AIDA

    “The next show from my Rinse FM residency is coming up with a guest who is one of my... Read more

  • Rural: AIDA

    “New mix out for the lovey Rural. I went back to the roots with a slower minimal techno start... Read more

  • Mixmag Breakthrough Artist: Aida

    Congrats to AIDA for being selected as one of Mixmag’s breakthrough artists of 2023. “Iranian-Canadian DJ and label head... Read more

  • Rinse: AIDA

    An open ended, energetic, and escapist love affair with rhythms and melodies. Listen back to AIDA’s first Rinse residency... Read more

  • Circoloco Radio: AIDA

    “This June marked my first time at Circoloco in Ibiza, experiencing this iconic and memorable long running party, I’m... Read more

  • Rinse Residency: AIDA

    “New resident announcement on Rinse FM. Excited to be part of the autumn/winter residencies where I will be exploring... Read more

  • RA Podcast: AIDA

    “This mix revolves entirely around her love for the original wave of progressive house, gathered from records chosen over... Read more

  • Rinse FM: AIDA

    Hosted by Hutch, AIDA presented a one hour mix for Rinse FM. Read more

  • DJ Mag: AIDA

    “For years, Iranian electronic musicians have sought to explore both the beauty and struggles of their home country through... Read more

  • HÖR: AIDA

    AIDA’s HÖR stream for the first Apranik Records show alongside Nesa Azadikhah is available to watch back. > Read more

  • Gottwood Mix: AIDA

    Up next on the Gottwood Mix series is the eclectic selector AIDA. She has put together a dancefloor driven... Read more

  • KALTBLUT Mixtape: AIDA

    New Mixtape from AIDA for Berlin’s KALTBLUT Magazine. Read more

  • Musical Autobiographies: AIDA

    “It has been a nostalgic time coming up with 10 tracks to represent my whole life.” Listen back to... Read more

  • Iranian Music by Women

    “In honor of International Women’s Day, myself and Nesa Azadikhah did a mix and interview feature with Crack Magazine... Read more

  • HÖR: AIDA

    After setting Panorama Bar on fire Sunday, AIDA gave a taste of what went down on her new stream... Read more

  • WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM

    New compilation WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM spotlights Iranian women producers. Curated by AIDA and Nesa Azadikhah, the release is dedicated... Read more

  • Refuge Worldwide: AIDA

    “This show is dedicated to the brave people, especially women and girls in Iran who are fighting for their... Read more

  • HÖR: AIDA

    Watch back AIDA’s HÖR stream as part of the Haŵs’s show streamed summer 2022. Read more

  • XLR8R Artist Tips: AIDA

    “There are a finite number of ways for an artist to approach skills of a technical nature, yet infinite... Read more

  • XLR8R Podcast: AIDA

    “Really excited to announce this mix for XLR8R as a way to cap off 2019! This was a really... Read more

  • XLR8R Best DJs of 2019: AIDA

    “Iranian-born, Canadian-raised artist AIDA had a breakout year in 2019. In just a year, she went from relative obscurity... Read more

  • RA Mix of the Day: AIDA

    Listen back to the Canadian-in-San-Francisco’s electrifying set from Bass Coast. Full info via RA here. Read more

  • RA Key Performances: AIDA

    “Not even a sound technician knocking the tonearm on one of her records could interrupt her flow and momentum.”... Read more

28 Oct TBA, TBA (US)
30 Aug TBA, TBA (US)
27 Jul Orbit Festival, Bunnik
13 Jul Semi Delicious Take Over x Secret Sundaze, London
30 Jun Panorama Bar, Berlin
21 Jun Sunset Campout, Belden Town
01 Jun The Pickle Factory, London
11 May Radio Radio, Amsterdam
10 May Horst Festival, Vilvoorde
14 Apr Sunday Sunday, Mexico City
30 Mar IsBurning at Lofi, Amsterdam
23 Mar UMI, Brussels
16 Mar Nitsa, Barcelona
15 Mar Jaki, Cologne
03 Mar Panorama Bar, Berlin
19 Jan IYKYK, Los Angeles

2023

02 Dec Robot Heart, San Francisco
10 Nov House of Yes, NYC
27 Oct Cutting Shapes at Shuffle Club, Calgary
21 Oct Public Works, San Francisco
30 Sep NAR, Utrecht
29 Sep Bloemerbar, Nijmegen
24 Sep Panorama Bar, Berlin
16 Sep Leave Us Lost, Vancouver
19 Aug Club Moniker, San Francisco
25 Jul System Error at Club der Visionaere, Berlin
23 Jul Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
15 Jul Night Tales, London
30 Jun PRST, Vienna
23 Jun De School, Amsterdam
16 Jun Culture Box, Copenhagen
12 Jun Circoloco at DC10, Ibiza
09 Jun Gottwood, Wales
13 May IYKYK, NYC
28 Apr Club 6, San Francisco
22 Apr Flash, DC
18 Mar Sunset Soundsystem x Giegling at The Foundry, San Francisco
15 Mar SXSW at Neon Ghetto, Austin
14 Mar SXSW at Kingdom Nightclub, Austin
26 Feb Panorama Bar, Berlin
24 Feb Robert Johnson, Offenbach
18 Feb Pacific Rhythm, Vancouver
27 Jan Bambi’s, Toronto
01 Jan Mona Liza, New York

2022

30 Dec The Sultan Room, NYC
03 Dec Paradise, Vancouver
19 Nov Fault Radio, San Francisco
14 Oct Public Records, San Francisco
07 Oct Monarch, San Francisco
20 Aug Panorama Bar, Berlin
06 Jul Bass Coast Festival, Vancouver
21 May Lost All Day, Vancouver
14 May Café Moniker, San Francisco
07 May Public Works, San Francisco
18 Feb Texture Summit & Good Buddies, San Francisco