IDA is a Finnish DJ and promoter based in Glasgow, UK. 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 and you have a unique, modern celebration of acid-themed house and techno from a well-travelled crate-digger who certainly knows her way around a 303 bassline.
With only a few years of DJing experience under her belt IDA swiftly picked up traction in Aberdeen, where she was announced as a resident for the city’s leading party crew Let It Bleed (who have hosted Nina Kraviz, Jackmaster, Jeff Mills, Midland, Fatima Yamaha and more in recent years). IDA then moved her Acid Flash parties to The Tunnels, Aberdeen’s most prominent nightclub, where she has shown her flair as a promoter as well as a DJ.
Having conquered Aberdeen with her homage to the Roland TB-303 sound, IDA has expanded Acid Flash into Glasgow, holding down a residency at underground hotspot La Cheetah Club.
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. For a relative newcomer IDA has already played alongside a long list of high-profile names including Gerd Janson, Kolsch, Skream, Nastia, Richie Hawtin, Optimo, Rodhad, Laurent Garnier and many more.
A versatile performer with a knack for energising a crowd, IDA is also at home on a festival stage, having debuted her hands-in-the-air sets at Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival and TRNSMT festival this year. She’s also queen of a thumping acid mix (she cites an NTS Radio mix for Courtesy as a career highlight to date). DJing across CDJs and vinyl, IDA has also been amassing a hardware arsenal in anticipation of her first foray into production. With so many aces up her sleeve, IDA is soon set to become a very familiar face across the UK, Europe and beyond.