Berlin/London/Bristol-based Anika captures the fractured cultural decadence of the Weimar Republic and the musical wandering of the ‘80s post-punk era while miraculously sounding resolutely futuristic. It’s quite the hat trick and her music has been beguiling critics and audiences alike in growing numbers over the past year. This live performance of “I Go to Sleep” beautifully illustrates that simultaneously historic and timeless aesthetic. Anika released her self-titled debut this past December via Stones Throw and had none other than Geoff Barrow of Portishead / Beak> handling the production. She has a number of upcoming DJ gigs that will be happenings, so find your way to one of these listed below.
Feb 4 - Los Angeles Natural History Museum w/ PB Wolf, Anika DJ Set
Feb 9 - NYC Mercury Lounge. Anika DJ Set w/ Cubic Zirconia, Popo, Machinedrum. 7:30pm-10:30pm. 21+. $10.
Feb 10 - NYC Gallery Bar (Basement). Anika DJ Set w/ Blu Jemz, Unemployed Lloyd. 120 Orchard St. 11pm. 21+. Free.
Feb 11 - Brooklyn, NY Glasslands. Anika DJ Set w/ Javelin, High Life. 8:30PM. $10. 21+. 289 Kent Ave.
Feb 12 - Brooklyn, NY Trophy Bar. w/ DJ Duane Harriott, Veronika Vasicka (Minimal Wave), Anika DJ Set. 10PM. Free. 21+. 351 Broadway.
Feb 14 - Brooklyn, NY The Commodore. Anika DJ Set. 336 Metropolitan at Havemeyer. Free. 10PM.
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