IDA is a Finnish DJ and promoter based in Glasgow, UK. Launched in 2015, IDA’s Acid Flash parties have quickly become one of the most exciting fixtures on Scotland’s club circuit.
Take the classic sounds of 80s Chicago acid house, and put them in the talented hands of Ida Koskunen - who grew up in the outskirts of Helsinki, before university studies took her via Sweden and Aberdeen to Glasgow, where she currently resides - and you have a refreshingly unique celebration of acid-themed beats from a DJ who certainly knows her way around a 303 bassline.
IDA found a home for her Acid Flash parties at The Tunnels, Aberdeen’s most prominent nightclub, where she has shown her flair as a promoter with bookings including Heidi, iconic Glasgow duo Slam, and rising techno star Courtesy.
Having conquered Aberdeen with her homage to the Roland TB-303 sound, IDA expanded her Acid Flash parties with shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow, finding a new home at Glasgow’s underground hotspot La Cheetah Club. Despite only launching Acid Flash at the venue in December 2017 IDA has already attracted guests such as New York DJ and producer Kim Ann Foxman.
On the strength of her Acid Flash sets IDA herself is emerging as one Scotland’s most sought-after DJs, having already landed multiple bookings at Glasgow’s legendary Sub Club, as well as being snapped up by the aforementioned Slam as a resident for their mammoth Maximum Pressure parties. IDA takes her audiences of an acid-inspired journey through everything from techno and ghetto house, to old-school electro and ambient, establishing herself as a distinctive presence on the UK’s competitive club scene. For a relative newcomer IDA has already gained experience playing alongside a long list of high-profile names including Gerd Janson, Kolsch, Skream, Nastia, Richie Hawtin, Optimo, Rodhad, Laurent Garnier, Charlotte de Witte and many more.
A versatile performer with a knack for energising a crowd, IDA is also at home on a festival stage, having debuted her hands-in-the-air sets at Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival and TRNSMT festival this year. DJing across CDJs and vinyl, IDA has also been amassing an impressive hardware arsenal in anticipation of her first foray into production. With so many aces up her sleeve, IDA is set to become a very familiar face across the UK, Europe and beyond.
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