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 AIDA has been putting in the work this year. Launching her own record label, Apranik, alongside Nesa Azadikhah at the beginning of 2023, AIDA helped curate the 12-track all-female compilation protesting the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died at the hands of police in Tehran, while fundraising for the wider cause of liberation for women and marginalised groups in Iran. Since then, she’s gone on to gig across the world – regularly hitting the Berghain line-up – and continues to stand as a voice for women from Iran and its diaspora. With her own signature style of global bass, breaks, and techno, AIDA also put together a number of high profile mixes in 2023 for the likes of Resident Advisor, Circoloco, and Crack, and is staying on the up with a brand new residency on Rinse FM launching in 2024.” Read the full item here.