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Bella is a Brazilian born music lover living in Aotearoa’s Tamaki Makaurau. 

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She began teaching herself to play during the first lockdown in 2020, but this wasn’t the beginning of her musical journey.

Discovering electronica via radio stations as a kid, Bella and her sister would make mix tapes and play them at house parties. By 15 she was sneaking into clubs in Sao Paulo with a fake ID and a desire to dance to the music she loved.

Making New Zealand her home in 2013, Bella has spent time on many local floors losing herself in the music. Already having a big music collection and connections with DJs and promoters, the idea of DJing always interested Bella so it was a natural step for her when she finally decided to start learning. It wasn’t long till she was posting her sets online and getting herself noticed.

Laurent Garnier and Chemical Brothers were huge influences, along with the likes of Tim Green, Ben Bohmer and Sébastian Leger. Lush grooves peppered with ethnic and organic elements and uplifting sounds are her jam, for Bella, her dance floor is a place to let the worries of the world melt away and just be present in the moment, and in the sound.

A known face who props the local scene, last year saw her play her first DJ set and in her own words, she is living her dream. LO-FI are excited to present the latest in our Exploration series, the up-and-coming Bella.