Whether you’re hitting Day One of Electric Zoo Transformed or not, I am strongly advising you to save some energy for the can’t miss act that is MIJA. Pronounced (Me-Ha), short for my daughter in Spanish, Amber Giles has become a rising star since exploding on the scene after an impromptu B2B Sunrise set with Skrillex at Bonnaroo last year. Take a listen to the cross-genre session below:
First breaking through into the music industry as a promoter in Arizona, MIJA honed her production skills while developing and balancing relationships with some of the game’s top talent like the OWSLA king Sonny Moore. The212 was blessed to have her added onto Tchami’s bill at Webster Hall when we covered that show back in late January. With a Burning Man appearance, Diplo & Friends mix and a OWSLA release with Ghastly & Lil’ Jon now under her belt, MIJA is poised to pave the future house path into the abyss. Actually, forget the sub-genres, Amber may be the most versatile artist we’ve seen in the last few years – similar to newcomer Jauz.
A little birdie also told The212 that there is a strong possibility of multiple surprise/special guests ready to join MIJA in the main room at Webster. The doors open at 10PM with resident DJs Alex English, DALI and Hiyawatha leading the charge. Buy your tickets here and show up early because the Hall will certainly be packed out by midnight. Hungry for more MIJA? Take a listen to this epic Hard Summer mix she did prior to throwing down last month: