Many DJs claim to be a champion of free-spirited eclecticism, but few truly break boundaries or swerve convention. Step forward Elena Colombi, a DJ and radio host whose inspired sets are not only open-minded and mind-altering, but also seek to toy with the emotions of listeners and dancers via switches in intensity, tone, lightness and darkness.
Elana is now based in Amsterdam, where she can be found contributing to the vital local scene whilst focusing on her new label, Osàre! Editions.Launched in the summer of 2019, the imprint was inspired by the Italian translation of “daring” or “bold”. In keeping with Colombi’s approach to DJing, the label will provide a home for future-facing music shot through with forward-thinking experimentation and abandon. The different strands of Colombi’s DJ career are almost as diverse and otherworldly as her on-point selections, a reflection of her ability to translate her vast music knowledge and sets to differing environments. Yet it’s in clubs, where she can truly let loose and take dancers on a journey, that her celebrated talents hit home hardest. It’s no lie to say that her distinctive approach is truly unique, in part thanks to a widescreen grasp of different musical cultures, sounds and rhythms born out of travelling the world with her family from a young age.