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The virtual dancehall that is the world of electronic music is a crowded and disparate place, full of talents great and small. Those who stand out in the mayhem are those with electric talents and eclectic personalities. One or the other will usually suffice, but occasionally someone comes along with both.
Meet Aradia. She has both.
The Seattle-based singer/songwriter has culled an original sound that can only be called ‘roktronika’; born of a love for new wave, trip-hop, rock and hardcore Electronica. The daughter of a musician/music therapist and a ballet dancer, Aradia was immersed in the world of music. Like a fish in water, Aradia thrived in her environment. She began playing piano at 3 years old, flute at 8 and guitar at 14. All the while Aradia was plying her voice to any song she could find.
Born in the New York City metropolitan area, Aradia eventually enrolled in the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Disaffected with the petty politics of the classical music world, Aradia dropped out and dropped into the world of rock and roll. As part of Some Band she played regularly in New York City, including venues such as The Bitter End and The Wetlands.