Emerging from Brooklyn’s vanguard of boundary pushing artists, Akua has proved she's not afraid to redefine techno on her own terms. The Ghanaian-American DJ has cultivated a sound that reflects her passion for research and recontextualization, as she infuses old-school tracks and techniques with a vision for the dancefloors of the future.
Akua channels a dynamic approach to the craft that fuses a sense of playful confrontation and high octane rhythm-shifting, giving her sets a sense of conceptual rigor and undeniable energy. Pulling from a deep appreciation of the more freakish strains of techno from the past, her style reflects a tireless study of the medium and a reinvention of its frameworks through modern means. Her finesse for blending machine funk frequencies possesses distinct toughness and a trademark trippiness, creating a space where simple distinctions and genre boundaries disintegrate. As Akua traverses through acid drenched basslines, frenetic percussions, and distorted synths, her sets leave listeners with a fierce compulsion to move as they lose and find themselves again inside the torrent of sonics she weaves.