Anz is a DJ and Producer based in Manchester, renowned for her genre-spanning productions and mixes. Across her work, she unearths the links between Electro, UK Garage, Jungle and more, underpinning a versatile take on contemporary UK club music as bright as it is unpredictable.
In the summer of 2017, Anz’ self-titled debut EP was championed by fellow UK club figures for its playful high energy sound. Distinguished by her unique style and an unparalleled danceability, she refined the formula for her second EP ‘Invitation 2 Dance’ (2019).
In 2020 Anz joined UK club stalwarts Hessle Audio for her third full EP. Three tracks of dark hoovers, wiggling basslines and sharp vocal cuts, ‘Loos In Twos (NRG)’ was a ruffneck ode to the club, working its way into countless DJ sets and end of year lists. A salvo of standout mixes and her celebrated NTS Radio residency saw Anz scoop DJ Mag’s 2020 ‘Breakthrough DJ’ award, and an invitation to join BBC Radio 1’s Dance Residency line-up in March 2021 soon followed.
But, as a producer, nowhere is Anz’ prolific workrate better demonstrated than her ‘dubs’ mixes. Each edition is comprised entirely of original productions running the gamut of UK and international styles – always mixed with her trademark laser-focus and tempo-warping trickery. After self-releasing the fifth edition of S/S Dubs in a deluxe cassette bundle in December 2020, Anz unveiled her label OTMI in early 2021; a home for her as-yet-unreleased tracks and stylistic counterparts from friends and family across the electronic music spectrum.
In October 2021 Anz joined the esteemed Ninja Tune family with her 4th EP ‘All Hours’. The record traces lines through sun drenched electro/freestyle into club-focused breakbeat, classic UK garage and jungle – all seamlessly pieced together in Anz’ infectiously joyous style. Described by Pitchfork as ‘an effortless step up to the major leagues for a producer who can find magic in the murkiest nightclub corner’, the EP’s lead single ‘You Could Be’ was a breakout late-summer hit, playlisted by BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Spotify, Apple Music and many, many more. A thematic and spiritual successor came in 2022, when Anz’ debuted her flagship online 24 hour radio concept ‘All Hours Radio’.
Anz has since channelled her distinctive style into reworkings of Romy’s ‘Lifetime’ (2021) and Pink Pantheress’ ‘all my friends know’ (2022), the latter racking up over 1.6m streams and counting. Back in the booth, 2022 saw Anz in constant demand as a DJ, with standout shows at Glastonbury, Primavera, Boiler Room Seoul, Bass Coast, Circoloco and Dekmantel, alongside brand partnerships with Apple Music, Palace Skateboards and Prada. After a busy year of international performances, Anz was nominated for DJ Mag’s 2022 Best DJ award and the MOBO’s first Best Electronic/Dance Act award since 1996.
Across her dubs mixes, award winning NTS show, OTMI imprint, acclaimed EPs and everything in between, Anz mashes down disparate styles with mystifying ease. Expect nods to seminal scenes and plenty of vibes.
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