A fixture of Melbourne's electronic and jazz scenes, Elle Shimada is a violinist, producer, curator, DJ and multi-instrumentalist from Tokyo, now based in Australia. She combines thickly layered string lines with heavy new jazz-influenced beats that keep the dancefloor pulsing. With an undercurrent of feminism, cultural curiosity and a political mindset, Shimada uses the uniting power of music to cultivate a ‘dancefloor activism’ that is inclusive, honest and raw. With strong visual elements, her live performances have become progressive spaces beyond musicianship. In 2022, Shimada released her debut album HOME ≠ LOCATION on which she journeys through spiritual jazz and drum’n’bass in search of a home beyond the extensive touring in Australia, the UK, Europe and the USA.