Listen to a DJ set by the Venezuelan-born SHAPE artist Hyperaktivist, recorded at the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Riga on September 10, 2016 as part of an event, organized by Skaņu Mežs festival. The set has been broadcast as part of SHAPE platform’s collaboration with the radio station network Radio Campus France.
It was in 2009 when Hyperaktivist started to work on setting the groundwork for her DJ career. Ana Laura Rincón blended hyperactivity with activism, developing electronic music culture in her native Venezuela – a country with few record stores and few electronic music industry affiliations.
Upon discovering the small underground electronic music scene in her hometown of Maracaibo, Rincón began organizing events, DJing along with friends and invited musicians. Later, she co-founded the SOLO club, which became a prominent and central space for electronic musicians and DJs from throughout country. She also formed the Next Phaze collective, comprising DJs, street artists, VJs, visual artists and graphic designers. The endeavour gave rise to a new concept of electronic music events for Rincón, in which visual environments were created using techniques like video mapping and 3D imaging.
Following completion of a degree in Mass Media, Rincón relocated to Berlin in early 2012, where she is currently producing her own music and just finished a degree in sound engineering. Her sets are powerful, deep, and stylistically fluid, without subscribing to just one particular sound or genre.
Photo by Didzis Grozds.