Oshana

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Biography

  • A relentless pursuit of instinctive rhythm has allowed Oshana to form an unparalleled identity in today’s underground scene.
    Earning recognition from several releases, Berlin-based Oshana has carved out a unique niche for herself. Drawing inspiration from her Midwest roots, her productions are heavily influenced by the late 90s-early 2000's, US-bred house and techno. The result is a style that’s fresh, futuristic, and mature, distinguished by its solid, stripped-back percussion, other-worldly fx, and warm, melodic synths. Since her debut in 2012, Oshana has stacked up a number of superior accolades. She's licensed her music to Fabric, garnished the support of several key players, performed on prolific platforms like: Boiler Room, DJ Mag, and Mixmag, and, most recently, established her very own, Psionic label. Once a main fixture of the rising minimal-house scene as part of Yoyaku, she's since gone on to contribute to the growth of Anthea’s Partisan imprint while also collaborating with her on their highly-esteemed, Astral Travel project. This connection has proven to be significant for Oshana – holding down summer residencies for Partisan at the infamous Club Der Visionaere in Berlin, while also keeping an active touring schedule - boasting dates around the world in over 47 countries; most notably at Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, Fuse Club in Belgium, Concrete and Rex Club in Paris, Goa in Rome, Resolute in NYC, and festivals like ADE, DGTL, Off-Sonar, and Epizode. While her DJ sets play on inspiration from the crowd, Oshana’s LIVE shows are a strong force of their own, making them a natural fit for big rooms and large-scale festivals. Regardless of the setting, it’s evident that energy is the primary factor permeating all aspects of Oshana’s creativity. In her particular approach, there is ample space for introspection and meditation, but never at the expense of the overall vibe of the dancefloor.