Based in NYC by way of Australia, Ankia has over 13+ years of djaying under her belt. A former music publicist and radio host, Ankia's music knowledge (and collection) runs deep. For 5 years she held a lauded weekly show on Sydney, Australia's leading radio station FBI Radio and as a publicist she has played a critical role in shaping the careers of such mega stars as Adele, Vampire Weekend, MIA, Basement Jaxx, Radiohead, TV on The Radio, The xx and Diplo to name a few. On relocating to New York, Ankia took her passion for music to the next level and transitioned into djing full time. She has since gone on to curate the soundtrack for many of NYC's hottest clubs and has amassed a growing list of corporate and private clients impressed with both her skills behind the decks and her diverse taste in music.
Ankia's seamless mixes blend everything from hip hop & classics to house, dancehall, R&B and today's latest hits. Adept at reading a crowd and getting a party jumping, she has held residencies everywhere from high-end boutique lounges such as The Knickerbocker & W Hotel to Downtown & Brooklyn hotspots such as Mr Purple, Max Fish, Union Pool & Kinfolk.
Ankia has been called on by brands such as MAC Cosmetics, H&M, TopShop, Bebe, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave & Footlocker to name a few. She has spun alongside acclaimed artists such as Just Blaze, Dj Scratch, Boogie Blind, Deborah Cox, Rashad Smith, Stretch Armstrong and has been a featured guest on radio shows such as Sway in the Morning (broadcast worldwide on Sirius XM) where, subsequently, her mix went on to be featured as one of the Best Mixes of The Year on Sway. With her audiences including the likes of Trey Songz, TV on the Radio and Sam Smith, Ankia has no plans of letting up.. in fact she's only just getting started!
select venues & clients // Coney Island Art Walls // Coney Island Mermaid Parade // The Blond // Public Hotel // Union Pool // Troy Liquor Bar // The DL // Rubin Museum of Art // Max Fish // Mr Purple // The W Hotel // The Knickerbocker Hotel // Plunge Rooftop // Gansevoort Hotel // STK Rooftop // Ace Hotel // Top Shop // Saks 5th Ave // Bloomingdales 59th St // Armani Exchange // MAC Make Up// Footlocker // Ferrari //