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Missrepresent (Aliina Atkinson) stormed onto the dnb scene in 2001 after winning the Liquidfunk.co.uk mix competition beating over 500 entries. Just 20 years old having being sponsored by her Franchisee at Domino's with a set of Numark turntables from limited finances, her natural skills for mixing caught the attention of Bristol Academy’s 'Movement & Driveby' DJ competition where she was a finalist up against skilled skratch masters.
Her own unique quick mixing and vinyl manipulation skills swept her to headline status accross Europe. The Wagon Club (Poland), Club Cube (Lodz Poland), Porto Play DnB (Portugal) and Lisbon (Portugal), had her launched into the spotlight playing further massive headline sets in Bremen and other parts of Germany. Numerous 2000 capacity events in Hamburg had her back to play with promoters in Augsberg, Manheim and Hannover headlining her. Copenhagen promoters spotted her and deeper parts of Europe gave her further exposure where she went on to globally DJ at packed out drum and bass events.
Headlining Prague with brimming numbers at the world famous Cross Club (Czech Republic), she went on to play Slovakia Bratislava and was invited to returning headline tours in Rome and Naples in Italy.
Not only has she briefly toured the USA tearing the roof off at Barnyard Boogie in Chicago, playing in Denver and Reno Nevada, she's headlined sell out events alongside artists such as the legendary UK Apache and Phantasy in Tenerife. No stranger to heaving dancefloors, her clear love for keeping people dancing into the early morning is well documented.
After being flown accross the other side of the globe to Asia, headlining intimate 400 capacity events in Seoul, she featured on international Radio shows with Venus Robertson and flown across to Taiwan. The worldwide exposure has led to her most notable event of a 4000/5000 outdoor festival where she headlined alongside a talented local team of DJ's on the island of La Palma.
The schedule of gigs doesn't just stand with her headlining. From being the main support for Pendulum (Tramps Worcester), to Fabio and Grooverider (Santapod) and Sigma, she has also been support on Outlook Festivals DNB4Life warm up, Symmetry Festival and hundreds more.
From boat parties to silent discos, the dancefloor whirlwind has built an international music carreer as a multi award winning DJ and producer. Vinyl releases featuring the legendary Ragga Twins had several further releases picked up by Viper Recordings. That led onto remixing some huge tracks such as Black by DJSS (1995) (Silent Code 2014 remix) and further jungle releases on Formation Records. Remixing DJ Rap's famously iconic Spiritual Aura (1993) (Silent Code remix) has led onto international success with remix duties on the Offical Snoop Dogg remix's with 'Fiip It' alongside Charlotte Devaney and over 30 further releases with beatport chart top 10's.
Formerly credited on releases as Aliina Mayes, Missrepresent has been hailed as "One of the most successful female dnb artists" by industry giants Random Concept and featured in DJ Mag as DNB’s top ladies. Knowledge Mag's "Give Em Props" publicised her further and in 2015 reached award winning status at the "We Love Jungle" awards in London voted as "Best Female Jungle DJ" and in 2016, picking up the "Best Female Artist" award at the O2 London, Building Six from the Drum and Bass Awards.
Alongside a mass of A list support continuing now into 2017 within the drum and bass scene, Radio 1's Mr Jam's played the 'Twisted World' (Joe Nebula & Rachael Wallace) (Silent Code Remix) on his new music show which also featured on UKF. The success grew further as she has also had 3 tracks as Silent Code on the massive EA Games "Need For Speed" Most Wanted 2010 racing game, which went on to have international success, with over 15 million copies sold worldwide. The 3 tracks - Night Train, East Star and Spellbound including her own vocals, were up alongside music from Muse, The Chemical Brothers, Madeon, The Who, DJ Fresh, Dizee Rascal, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Green Day, The Prodigy and many many more.
Not just an international name, Missrepresent packs out the most underground venues in the UK at home. From Wales (Big Bad & Heavy) to Scotland's Jungle Nation, she is a popular choice with promoters who consistently get her back on line ups for the enegry, crowd reading skills and experience she brings. After being booked for Renegade Hardware's 'The Final Chapter' in the 2016 closing party, her techy tear out drum and bass set alongside J Swif drew people in within minutes. The room flooded with people dancing, proving she is undoubtedly one of the most versatile drum and bass DJ's around.
Missrepresent set's has her mixing jungle up with new school flavours, so is popular with festival promoters, headlining the drum and bass tent for 2 years at Strawberry Fields UK. Party In The Pines has seen her back for the 3rd year running now and her distinctive mixing skills have seen her grace DJ Mag's live stream in 2016 and again for 2017 with DNBHQ.
From departing the Silent Code duo in 2014 with over 25 releases, she has continued a solo production career on her own label Sliced Note Recordings, Her solo 2016 remix of Bad Influence "Spice" is recorded on Juno download as the biggest selling track on the Hustlin Allstars 14 track album. 2017 sees her continue on her solo music productions alongside a massive 3 track collaboration entitled "A Moment Of Silence EP" which is released on SNR - supported by A list artists globally, June 2017.
No stranger from endorsing products, 2016 saw her endorsing True Vision and Fabtronic. She has been picked up by several sponsors over her career, from being on the Henley Designs Ecler and Ortofon Pro DJ Team alongside DJ Friction (Radio 1), Urban Nerds and Futurebound which also saw her DJ'ing 2 years consistently at Europe’s biggest DJ Performance show, BPM held at the NEC, Birmingham UK and endorsing Pump Audio earphones. Other clothing sponsors include Fly53, VMAttire and Junglist Soljah.
If you've caught one of her sets either live or online, you will understand her success. Currently on Nexus 2000 CDJ's, she has extensive experience over the years working with MC's such as Skibadee (NYE Germany) or Harry Shotta (Taboo Breakz Festival), Eksman (Coventry and Global Energy Weekender for Random Concept), IC3 (Epidemik Fire London 2017) and can slam out epic dancefloor jump up sets. Adapting to also playing all ragga jungle sets with no MC's, her Jungle old skool sets are also a favourite on her bi-weekly Kool London radio show, supporting up and coming talent alongside dnb's A list.
Missrepresent has being taken on by internationally renowned UA Agency, represented by Chris Brown and her 16 year career has gained the current promo support of record labels such as Viper, 3 Beat, Playaz, Ram, Cause4Concern, Shogun, Technique, CIA, Dispatch, Eatbrain, Symmetry, Critical Music, Commercial Suicide, G13, Serial Killaz, Biological Beats, Smokin Riddims, Nemesis, Propa Talent, Calypso, Short Circuit, Radius, Ruffneck, V Recordings, Liquid V, Dope Ammo, Sub Woofah, Natty Dub, Infectious PR, DNBHQ and more.
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The Aftershock Radio team she promoted evolved into events across the midlands on a regular basis and led her to team up with Garry K and Pressure from Random Concept, where she was part of the judging team for the DJ and MC finals for the Random Concept Academy. The Global Energy Weekender with Random Concept saw her DJ with Garry K alongside Eksman and then was invited back to judge in the finals of RC Academy's Dj & Mc competition for a second consecutive year, with MC IC3, Garry K and Pressure again.
Her AftershockRadio events took the U.K & Europe by storm, from its humble beginnings to receiving a nomination for Best Internet Radio Station 2 years consecutively. ASR featured at massive events such as the like of Valve Bedlam, Desire London, High Rollers Swindon plus co-promoting nights at The Mass nightclub in Brixton London and SE1. More press followed for Missrepresent, interviews with SoGlos, Gloucestershire's No1 music hub and Guest Residency’s on Radio Cardiff alongside DJ Kallista, which also included quarterly requests for live mixes and interviews.
In 2011 she was voted 2nd best female DJ then 3rd 2012 alongside Annie Mac (Radio1) and DJ Storm (Metalheadz) at the drum and bass awards. 2015 and 2016 saw her being awarded best DJ.