A special kind of conversation
Amsterdam based hybrid controllerist DJ Navid Divana enchants the audience with tunes from the entire spectrum of genres and regions. Even within this limitless style he stands out with originality & experimentalism; yet he is also fully capable of playing more genre-focused sets. With nearly 15 years of experience at clubs, festivals, workshops, raves & with multiple residencies at Ecstatic Dances across the Netherlands, he intuitively tunes in to the crowd and communicates with them in the language of music. It's not about simply mixing 2 tracks together. The creative-technical mastery of an extensive set-up results in unique transitions, live mashups & tribal re-touches. The groove can vary from very relaxed to highly bombastic; it respects the narrative & and takes you on an unmistakable journey into both familiar territories as well as surprising new landscapes. "I never thought I would dance to THAT genre!", is something he often hears after a set.
Recently, his focus has simultaneously shifted more towards a full-blown live performance experience, so watch out for these liveshows! And last but not least, Divana loves fancy gender-bending outfits and aims to create a very inclusive atmosphere.
He gladly shares his experience & knowledge with other (aspiring) musicians & loves to teach the art.