Baby Anne

Give Orlando-based DJ/producer Baby Anne a gold star on two counts. One, for still carrying a torch for Florida breaks, our state's woozy, psyched-out spin on electro that had its heyday in the late '90s. Two, for being one of the few females to do so in a scene ruled by men, and actually garner success. But don't think she's soft. Baby Anne long ago stepped out of the shadow of mentor and fellow O-towner DJ Icey, forging a sound with a sensuous, feminine touch but a core of dirty bass. Her latest mix compilation, Past Present Future, dropped in July on Moist Music, with a surprisingly streetwise vibe. A particularly sweet spot arises on the track "Too Far," by Chakra Blue, thanks to that outfit's vocalist Darling Nikki (who appears Saturday with Baby Anne). The rest of the disc is a high-energy grab-bag: funky tunes segue into MC-driven electro, into straight-up Miami booty bass. All the more reason your ass should be shaking when this DJ gives you a break.

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Arielle Castillo
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