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Birthed through the ever-changing ecosystem of ballroom, Naarm/Melbourne based DJ and Producer ATARANGI joins a legion of DJs pushing the underground to the forefront of mainstream consciousness. They draw heavy influence from the queer underground scene from their homeland in Aotearoa by way of New York City to inform a sound touched by many, perfected by few. By bending the fabric from which sonic connection is formed, they melt sounds from techno to jersey club, ballroom, and fast-paced, percussive hard drum in perfect, chaotic harmony. Hailed as a master of emergence, their high-energy, reactive, never-the-same sets have made them nothing short of a mainstay in the club circuit across the Pacific.

As well as being a staple in the underground queer ballroom community at home and abroad, they also help facilitate Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based queer club night and record label NYMPHO – dedicating their collective practice to sexual liberation and gender euphoria on and off the dance floor.

Having shared the stage with the likes of LSDXOXO, Overmono, VTSS, HorsegiirL and TAAHLIAH, they’ve made unforgettable appearances on the shores of Aotearoa at 121 and Beacon Festival, and overseas, notably LE FAG and UMAMI in Naarm/Melbourne, and VIVID Festival at the Sydney Opera House for House of Mince. Mix releases on Rinse FM through Bristol-based label EC2A, Triple J, and Aotearoa’s coveted Friendly Potential Radio have made dancers and DJs alike certain that ATARANGI’s infectious, uninhibited sound will soundtrack dancefloors for years to come.