Elena Persaud AKA The Yard Woman is a Greek-born, Bristol-based DJ and producer at the forefront of UK dance music. Her achievements speak for themselves. DJ sets at Motion and Lakota; festival performances at Tokyo World and Boomtown; press coverage in BBC News and Mixmag; plus airwave support from BBC Radio 1 for her original productions Jupiter, Steps, Lunatic and High Priestess. As an activist, she is a former member of Lady of the House, the movement responsible for writing Stories of Women in Dance Music. As a producer, her releases have found a home on DRK Records, COOD, Esset, Saffron and more. And as an emerging prospect, her forthcoming EP on Ronnie Spiteri’s Kenja Records will further showcase the full-breadth of her production capabilities. Add to that warming up for BBC Radio 1 mainstay Arielle Free during Lady of the House’s UK tour, as well as playing before Charlie Tee at Lost Horizon, and you’ll quickly see that milestone performances are part of Elena’s DNA. In summary - it’s worth familiarising yourself with The Yard Woman. Her trajectory is attributable to her talent, which makes her growth through the industry inevitable.