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PODCAST #116 – Go on a trip with Ida

black and white paradox techno podcast cover number 116 with IDA

We are delighted to welcome Finnish DJ and promoter based in Glasgow IDA.

Launched in 2015, IDA’s Acid Flash parties have quickly become one of the most exciting fixtures on Scotland’s club circuit.

Take the classic sounds of 80s Chicago acid house, and put them in the talented hands of Ida Koskunen – who grew up in the outskirts of Helsinki, before university studies took her via Sweden and Aberdeen to Glasgow, where she currently resides – and you have a refreshingly unique celebration of acid-themed beats from a DJ who certainly knows her way around a 303 bassline.

IDA found a home for her Acid Flash parties at The Tunnels, Aberdeen’s most prominent nightclub, where she has shown her flair as a promoter with bookings including Heidi, iconic Glasgow duo Slam, and rising techno star Courtesy.

Having conquered Aberdeen with her homage to the Roland TB-303 sound, IDA expanded her Acid Flash parties with shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow, finding a new home at Glasgow’s underground hotspot La Cheetah Club. Despite only launching Acid Flash at the venue in December 2017 IDA has already attracted guests such as New York DJ and producer Kim Ann Foxman.
On the strength of her Acid Flash sets IDA herself is emerging as one Scotland’s most sought-after DJs, having already landed multiple bookings at Glasgow’s legendary Sub Club, as well as being snapped up by the aforementioned Slam as a resident for their mammoth Maximum Pressure parties. IDA takes her audiences of an acid-inspired journey through everything from techno and ghetto house, to old-school electro and ambient, establishing herself as a distinctive presence on the UK’s competitive club scene. For a relative newcomer IDA has already gained experience playing alongside a long list of high-profile names including Gerd Janson, Kolsch, Skream, Nastia, Richie Hawtin, Optimo, Rodhad, Laurent Garnier, Charlotte de Witte and many more.

Enjoy and feel free to share!


1. Encephaloid Disturbance – Sulk
2. Antonia Montana – La Movida pt 1
3. Private Press – Into The Circle
4. Yan Cook – Skafandr
5. Pyramidal Decode – Antidoto (Kirk Degiorgio Remix)
6. Cari Lekebusch – Track Ahead
7. Woody McBride – First Step
8. Deniro – Tribe
9. Deadwalkman – Feels Like
10. Alien Rain – Believe Or Not
11. Jens Mahlstedt & Thomas Schumacher – Pressure
12. Jens Mahlstedt – Schwupp (Sterac Remix)
13. Oliver Huntemann – Strip (Elektrochemie LK Remix)
14. Markus Suckut – Don’t Look Back
15. Sourmash – The Blessing


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