Finland-born, Glasgow-based IDA (real name Ida Koskunen) has rapidly established herself as an emerging talent with a style distinctly her own. A versatile and charismatic performer, her sets traverse multiple genres but are always inspired by the original acid-themed sounds of Chicago and the American mid-west.
Launched in 2015, IDA’s own Acid Flash parties have quickly become one of the most exciting fixtures on Scotland’s club circuit. Since then Ida has played alongside some of the industry’s biggest names including Gerd Janson, Kolsch, Skream, Nastia, Richie Hawtin, Optimo, Rodhad, Laurent Garnier, and Charlotte de Witte. She has been racking up gigs with iconic Glasgow duo Slam as a resident of their Maximum Pressure events, showed off her diverse skills with an ambient warm up show for Tangerine Dream, and recently went B2B with Daniel Avery at London’s Five Miles.
An adaptable DJ with a knack for energising a crowd, IDA has already played venues such as Sub Club, Wilde Renate, Griessmuehle (Clone Records Showcase), About Blank, and Post Bar in her native Helsinki. She’s at home on a festival stage, having played the likes of Glasgow’s TRNSMT and Riverside Festivals, and she has already gone live with Boiler Room twice, at IMS Ibiza and La Cheetah Club, Glasgow.
IDA’s passion for American mid-west acid and mid European early 90s trance and techno is always at the heart of what she does, and is she a dedicated digger, amassing a wide collection both older and more contemporary records. With many aces up her sleeve, IDA is set to become a very familiar face across the UK, Europe and beyond.
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