Ann D started Dj-ing in the time honoured way, playing a weekly 3 hour show on a pirate in the 90’s, not because she woke up one morning wanting to be a DJ but because it was the only way to get the sort of show she wanted to listen to. After years of going to blue's clubs, festivals and dancing her way through many music styles she had a vinyl collection that ranged from Prince Fari, Alpha & Omega, Beefheart, The Velvet Underground to The Orb, A Guy Called Gerald, the dirtiest English & German techno & acid, breaks, chill out, jungle and DnB - that’s the kinda radio show she wanted to hear.
Bizarrely and despite not having decks or being able to mix a cake, after about a year she was booked to play out, at which point she thought I’d better buy some technics and learn how to mix.
Since then she has gone on to play all over the UK, Europe, Mexico and Australia playing with everyone from Rootsman, Richard Kirk, Aphex Twin, Mickey Finn, Tayo, The SUF Liberators & The Orb on their tour, she was resident at a night called Headcharge which often made the DJ mag & Mixmag top ten best nights in the UK before the council closed the venue down, she’s guested on numerous Radio shows in the UK, Denmark, Berlin & Cyprus, appeared on Channel 4, produced the soundtrack for a photographer’s book launch, featured in documentaries, written articles for various music mags and is resident at Get Up n Skank.
She still continues to play a weekly show on Sunday evening 7-9pm called Ann D's Weekend Breaks & Angry Kittens, on Sheffield Live and thinks she’s lucky to be able to share her tunes.
Ann D’s tracks