Dana van Dreven

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Lady Dana
Birth nameDana van Dreven
Born (1974-07-08) 8 July 1974 (age 44)
Amsterdam, Netherlands,
OriginNetherlands
GenresHardstyle, Hardcore
Years active1993–present
LabelsDanamite
Website"Official Facebook"

Dana van Dreven (born 8 July 1974), also known as DJ Lady Dana, is a Dutch hardstyle and previously gabber DJ and producer.

Van Dreven was born in Amsterdam.[1] She started playing gabber in 1993 and though it was never her intention to become a DJ, she did, and is now the most popular female DJ on the Dutch hard dance scene. She achieved the highest ranking spot as a hard dance DJ in the British Mixmag top 100, which she first entered at number fifty-five.

She suffered a hiatus starting in 2010, after a series of medical conditions: she was first diagnosed with burnout after a series of anxiety episodes. After a year of recovery, she was discovered with a melanoma and had her lymph glands removed. After the operation, she had pain in her shoulder, as a result of a pinched nerve, and she was diagnosed with nerve damage, causing a constant pulsating pain in her left arm. After two and a half years, she returned to the last Thunderdome festival, where she performed a set using mostly one arm.[2]

Albums (solo)[edit]

  • 2002 ID&T Presents Dana
  • 2004 Dj Dana
  • 2006 Just Dana
  • 2008 Havido Dana

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dj Lady Dana: "Achteraf wil je dat alles anders was gegaan"" (in Dutch). 3voor12. 3 March 2004. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  2. ^ "DJ Lady Dana". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.

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