Some artists fly in, perform and fly out. Some artists add a twist to the scenario by flying in, eating their complimentary meal, performing and flying out. But Ana Sia wanted to take in the whole Detroit experience -- even if it meant a little confusion along the way.
“I just found out what Faygo is and I’m intrigued by the name alone,” she laughs. “Is it sweet? Is it filled with sugar? I just don’t know.”
Of course, Faygo is the beloved beverage of Detroit -- a classic soda (or pop depending on your locale) that the natives know all too well. It’s also the drink of choice for the city’s first class of masked hooligans, the Insane Clown Posse. If you haven’t already had a good laugh at these guys’ expense, your chance is cash in is below.
And although Ana Sia’s infatuation with the drink is something we’ll never quite understand (“it’s an inside joke gone horribly public” via her Twitter, she claims), we wouldn’t dare classify her anywhere near the Insane Clown Posse.
Ana Sia is a member of San Francisco-based DJ collective Frite Nite who, along with fellow Red Bull Music Academy stage performer B. Bravo, have enjoyed a cult status in the growing hip-hop laden scene in the city by the bay.
Take two parts bass, some evolved deep house, a dash of juke and breaks and you had her set last Sunday afternoon at Movement. It was, without a doubt, a crowd pleaser after a day of heavy rains. But to Ana Sia, it was an opportunity to take part in a festival she’s been dying to take part in.
“Detroit music has always been a vortex for what’s been good about music in American, so coming here was like a big fanatic check on the life resume,” she says. She didn’t simply check in, play and check out -- she arrived in the city two nights before her scheduled gig and absorbed everything around her.
“I’ve been wanting to come to this festival as a fan for so long that I couldn’t imagine not taking advantage of being here. I like to be right in front with everyone else and feel that collective throb.”
Feel the collective throb that Ana Sia lays down on the regular below.
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