We sat down with emerging tech house titan ADRIANNA. The London-based producer released her infectious original mix, ‘Wild Electric’, on May 2nd, 2024, via her label Temple House Music. With residencies spanning the UK, Ibiza, Cyprus, Mexico, India, the Maldives, Qatar, and Dubai, she has shared stages with top artists like Adam Beyer, Cloonee, and Idris Elba. Her 2023 Beatport Hype hit ‘Confidence’ on DJ S.K.T’s Stashed Music marked a significant start, followed by hosting her own Temple stage at Electric Garden festival, featuring acts like Franky Wah, Danny Howard, and Rebuke, drawing over 15,000 attendees. With upcoming releases, a London club residency at Egg starting in May, and many festival bookings ahead, ADRIANNA’s momentum remains unstoppable, backed by support from notable publications like The Sun, Mixmag, and Magnetic Mag. Her sound veers towards the harder end of tech-house, progressive house, and techno, blending vocals with tough, club-ready beats. Influenced by Carl Cox, Deborah De Luca, ANNA and Rebekah, her tracks have drawn comparisons to Idris Elba, CamelPhat, Hannah Laing and Eli Brown.

Read our interview with her and stream ‘Wild Electric – Original Mix’ below.

Hi ADRIANNA, how are you?

I’m great, thanks for the interview! 

What was your first encounter with techno/tech house and when did you decide that it was your chosen genre?

I went to a lot of raves and listened to many forms of electronic music growing up but I didn’t get really into tech house and techno until about 2017. 

Can you tell us how you prepare for a show? 

After I’ve prepped my music, I usually listen to stand up comedy while I’m getting ready. I think it’s one of the hardest performance art forms and it always puts me in a good mood before a show.

What was your first DJ setup like? What was the first piece of equipment you bought?

My first piece of equipment was a Traktor controller I got in 2012 after I attended my first DJ school. It was pretty basic but I loved it and took it around everywhere with me. I actually still use Traktor software a lot of the time to organise my library before I put things in Recordbox, just out of habit. 

Tell us about your first live performance. Can you remember where was it and how it went?

My first live performance was in an underground basement party. I’d just switched over from using Traktor to Pioneer and I didn’t analyse my tracks properly. I pretty much train-wrecked the whole thing. Luckily it was pretty empty and the people that were there enjoyed the track selection. 

What do you look for in a track for a live show?

Energy! Something that sounds new and fresh and mind blowing that hopefully gives me goosebumps. Otherwise something that sounds different but with familiar elements, done in a new way. 

What’s your favourite thing about performing live?

Not knowing what’s going to happen, who will be on the dance floor, where the set may go. Mostly the energy of the crowd and that interaction. Sharing music I love, and when it resonates with people, that’s my favourite thing. 

Where would you like to perform next?

I’d love to play in Germany, I haven’t had the chance to perform there yet and it’s high on my list. 

What’s the funniest or most memorable story you have involving a live show?

I had this track I knew was crazy and during the buildup some people started screaming and then one guy just screams and hits this insanely high note… like an F7 whistle note, he was just holding this Mariah Carey note with his sunglasses on for what seemed like forever. It was so funny and is burned into my memory. Those are the moments that I really cherish. I love to see people let go and lose it on the dance floor. 

To close our interview, do you have any advice for aspiring DJs, especially women (in this male-dominated industry)?

Be nice. If you’re a nice person, be nice. Not everyone is going to be your best friend but you probably didn’t go into DJ’ing to be best friends with other DJs. Just be nice and cool and focus on yourself, your music and honing your craft. Don’t let other people’s egos bring you down or make your act different then who you are.