(NTS – UK)
Born in Italy and raised by an unconventional, free-spirited family, Elena Colombi relocated to London in 2008 and set up a successful series of parties that made her name on the underground scene. Now a respected DJ and radio host on NTS, Elena’s musical style taps into a wide array of influences and inspirations. For her, knowing and feeling music doesn’t mean specialising in one particular genre. Never one to pander to trends, she embraces the best elements of the past and future, paying particular attention to obscure and undiscovered artists. Industrial rhythms, pulsing techno, ambient atmospheres, synthesised sounds, freaky disco, balearic love
affairs, proto-house, and more — anything goes and is perfectly balanced in her dynamic sets, whether on radio, in a club, or in her own collection of diverse yet coherent mixes. For a preview of Elena’s taste and selections you can listen back to her past shows on NTS Radio or check out her mixes for FACT Magazine and the Dekmantel podcast.
Throughout the course of 2017 Elena has moved from strength to strength, making her Japanese debut at AOYAMA Zero in Tokyo, playing with Interstellar Funk at Amsterdam’s De School, as well as playing Säule in Berlin, Opium in Vilnius & Rabitsa in Moscow. She’s also gained recognition from the established art world, going back to back with homegrown Manchester legend Jon K at the Whitworth Art Gallery, as well as bringing her selections to the Tate Modern in London for the Tate Lates series. On the festival circuit she’s made appearances at ADE, Field Day, Lente Kabinet and Field Maneuvers, and is set to appear at Dekmantel Sao Paolo in early 2018.