Just a few weeks ago, techno superstar Deborah DeLuca was waging an inner war as surgeons removed a malignant tumor from her abdomen. Now, she’s DJing in the heart of Times Square.

The Italian electronic music producer today announced a rare pop-up event in celebration of his third studio album, Hard Pop, which will be released on Friday via its own Solo Records imprint. De Luca will play tracks from the new album alongside a number of his vocalists, she said.

It’s a big moment for the resilient DJ, who last month revealed she underwent emergency surgery after discovering a tumor. But she made a remarkable recovery and was back on the road to continue her tour within a week.

“I underwent an ’emergency’ surgery 6/7 days after the diagnosis because there was no time, within 1 or 2 months the tumor would have been removed from the organ that contained it, bringing consequences that I don’t even want to write about but that you can imagine,” De Luca wrote in a statement on social media, translated from Italian. “I got very lucky.”

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De Luca is renowned for his visceral sound, which blends grit with grace for a more nuanced approach to techno music. Hard Pop has the feel of a full-blown showcase considering the album “celebrates [her] deep founded roots in Neapolitan techno as well as her appreciation for pop’s growing role within the genre,” according to a press release shared with EDM.com.

De Luca will begin DJing in Times Square today, May 21st, at 5pm ET. Beatport will then broadcast a stream of the pop-up event tomorrow via Youtube.

“I’m so excited to bring my music to the heart of New York City with this once-in-a-lifetime event,” she said in a statement. “Times Square is a truly iconic destination, and I am honored to have the opportunity to share the music from my new album with my US fans.”

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