TOTD // 04/04 // Anna Wall

Published: April 4, 2017, words by Oli Katz

Part of the Snowbombing 2017: 8,947ft above the ordinary takeover


As DJ Mag put it, “Anna Wall loves pies – the figurative kind, as she has her fingers in so many.” If she had a CV it would list; DJ, producer, radio show producer and presenter, curator and promoter for Shapes in Hackney, and A&R for Tough Luck Records. You would think that a woman this involved in the scene would be approaching fifty, but Anna’s yet to hit thirty.

As a teenager, Anna Wall spent most of her money on a set of turntables. Eager to prove to her sister, who she was living with at the time, that this wasn’t just a passing fad, she taught herself how to DJ. Mostly DJing at home, during her time at Newcastle University, whilst studying music journalism, Wall also spent time learning how to use CDJs and even took a twelve-week production and mixing course.

After subjecting her friends to many hours of DJing, they convinced her to share her talent with the outside world. Putting on a night at World Headquarters, 2-floor nightspot in Newcastle, she soon realised that it wasn’t just her friends giving her passing compliments. Fast forward to present day, and she’s really started to make a name for herself, being booked to play at some of the most exciting venues and events within the scene including Oval Space, Watergate in Berlin and Printworks. Alongside her performances, her debut track released on 22Tracks’ ADE compilation. Many of her remixes have also been played across the airwaves on BBC 6 Music.

Snowbombing joins her ever-growing list this year, seeing Anna Wall play twice. Yesterday she took to Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound party, and today she’s starting the festivities for Un-House Party alongside Tom Law. As a woman who is definitely above the ordinary, both in terms of drive and talent, this weeks theme “tracks 8,947ft above the ordinary” seemed like a perfect fit.

via soundcloud

Space Dimension Controller

EXOSTACK

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“This is one of my favourite new releases and well worth the wait. Space Dimension Controller is back with a vengeance on R&S. The whole EP is beautifully executed and every melody-line evolves with such precision. Kornél Kovács’ remix is killer too – this EP will be sticking around.”
via soundcloud

Youandewan

Ciel

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I stumbled across the EP when I flew over to Copenhagen to play with one of my favourites Paxton Fettel. He also booked Melbourne Deepcast ledge and owner of Voyage Mr. Andy Hart – we got a sneak preview at the afterparty and I was hooked. This is music for playing in igloos 6,000 ft above sea level.”
via youtube

Urban Culture (Carl Craig)

The Wonders Of Wishing (For Me)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I’m a bit of a crate digger and play a lot of classic tracks – one I have one wax that I forgot I even had is this Carl Craig masterpiece ‘The Wonders Of Wishing’. I’m always amazed how many guises Carl actually has, it’s like he’s a hundred men in one.”
via youtube

The Mole People

Break Night

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“It’s a 1995 classic and a staple in any high altitude set – one of my favourites off Strictly Rhythm ‘Break Night’. It’s super dreamy and hypnotic not to mention timeless. I forget how many records Armand Van Helden actually made back in the day – this is one of them.”

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