“Ariel Zetina is as charming as she is talented—one of the many reasons she was named “Chicagoan of the Year for Pop Music” by the Chicago Tribune last month. A straight shooter with strong principles, her witty personality shines through on social media and in person. She radiates both best friend and boss energy.
Musically, she wears her heart on her sleeve, infusing her personality into her DJing and production. Her sets and mixes are adventurous, moving from hard to soft to playful with precision. From producing theatre shows and opening for Beyoncé to releasing her RA-recommended debut album on Local Action in 2022, the smartbar resident approaches each venture with meaning and depth. That LP explored the complex experience of being a Belizean trans woman, using fiery house and techno to express vulnerability and triumph. Ariel Zetina’s multifaceted personality is on full display in her RA podcast. There’s baile funk-infused techno, crisp drum & bass and plenty of tracks from queer producers from all sorts of scenes, including Michael Cignarale, StrikeStone! and Perfect Lovers. It’s a grand statement of power, flow and seriously good taste.”
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