Aura T-09 stands for all things euphoric, chaotic, beautiful and challenging. The L.A.-based DJ, producer, vocalist and EVAR Records label owner traverses the space between flowing, ecstatic melodies and pummeling dark drums, reveling in the juxtaposition of emotions and the mind-body manipulation that the peak-time rave provides.
In Aura’s DJ sets, this manifests itself in a unique palette, where the raw urban soul of booty bass and Chicago footwork mixes with hard techno and chopped-up breaks – all tied together with a heady dose of lush and ecstatic trance synths. Her mixes for Boiler Room’s Hard Dance series, Rinse FM and her own T-09 Radio on Dublab further reveal a taste for dramatic musical storytelling and an obsession with creating an energetic arc from start to finish. This obsession with boundary-pushing extends itself to events she curates, which have included the likes of DJ Rashad, Venetian Snares, Akua, and Kilbourne.
Aura T-09’s original productions expand on these themes, leaning heavily into her love of harmonizing and using the textures and layers of her vocals as a creative wellspring. Whether making soaring future trance (“In Dreams”) or gorgeous, sharp-fanged breaks (check her remix of Wheezie’s “Pressure” with Cardopusher), Aura uses her voice as an embodied way to put you in the sort of mind-body rave trance that is her life’s obsession.
Should you crave more of this genre-bent madness, turn to EVAR Records, the label Aura T-09 co-founded in 2020 with John “Trickfinger” Frusciante. EVAR leans hard into the future of electronics, bringing together a global cast of underground mavericks under the banner of forward-thinking rave music, razor-sharp aesthetics, and manifestation magick. The EVAR sound harnesses nature’s wildest frequencies – and in the center of the vortex is where you’ll find Aura T-09.