Anna Lunoe was one of the few female producers that performed this weekend in the EDM tent. Most other performers consisted of one DJ, or possibly two live mixing a set. Anna Lunoe was a new name for me to hear, and it was really empowering to see female energy take over the tent for an hour. She is the real deal, mixing all her music and finding it herself with no one hiding behind the scenes, carrying the team if you will.
Lunoe grew up in Australia, but moved to Los Angeles recently. She explained that her music has been inspired by influences of Australian pop, the Billboard charts in the U.S. and U.K. and a mish mash of other things as well, all coming together to create a very diverse music taste, which she self defines as hyperhouse.
When she is not playing festivals and shows around the world, Lunoe also works with Apple Music’s show, Beats 1. This show is a combination of different DJ’s and producers that have a show once a week, creating a 24/7 radio, streamable from just about anywhere. Other artists involved include: Major Lazer, Elton John and The Internet, to name a few. Her next airtime is July 1 at midnight.
Lunoe’s set was full of energy and a ton of songs that I had never heard before. She explained in an interview that she wants her music and sets to be educating to the audience; opening our ears to new songs we might not have heard otherwise. And she did just that.