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AMANDA WRIGHT

Amanda began her DJ journey on the beaches of Goa in the 90s. Picked up by agency Shakaree she was regularly booked to DJ in the European summers at outdoor parties and festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Scandinavia. At that time trance was her main genre, but on her return to NZ permanently in 1998 she explored and branched into new genres including DnB, breaks and tech house. That year she was invited to play at the launch of Blue Room in San Francisco and at the Blue Room dome at Burning Man, which was a core part of her inspiration to start Splore with a founding group of outdoor party enthusiasts.

Although she continued to DJ through to 2002, her focus on growing the vision and kaupapa of Splore was core to her decision to put DJing on the back burner for some time. However, her passion to collect great music was unwavering and when more time became available after passing the baton of Splore in 2014, she got back behind the decks and started playing at private parties and boutique gigs with a computer full of groovy, funky, fun, stonking dancefloor tunes