Based in NYC by way of Sydney, Australia, Ankia has over 13+ years of Djaying under her belt. Her love for music is evident having immersed her entire career and life in the music scene, in addition to Djaying, Ankia spent half a decade as a radio host holding down her own radio show (on one of Sydney's top independent radio stations), as well as racking up 10+ years working in the record industry. Suffice to say music is her thing.
As a full-time DJ, Ankia curates the soundtrack to 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 list of clients include MAC Cosmetics, Rag & Bone, H&M, TopShop, Bebe, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave and Footlocker to name just a few. She has spun alongside such acclaimed artists as Just Blaze, DJ Scratch, Evil Dee, Boogie Blind, Deborah Cox, Rashad Smith, Stretch Armstrong and has appeared on such lauded radio shows as Sway in the Morning (twice, 2017 and 2018) where, subsequently, her mix went on to be featured as one of 2017’s Best Mixes of The Year on Sway.
Ankia seamlessly mixes and blends everything from hip hop and 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 and W Hotels to Downtown and Brooklyn hotspots such as Mr Purple, The Blond, Public Hotel and Public Arts to Max Fish, Union Pool and Kinfolk. With patrons like Trey Songz, TV on the Radio and Sam Smith at her sets and shows, 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 //