A Saoirse DJ set is an essential experience for any raver worth their salt. The Dublin-born, London-based DJ is synonymous with electrifying, eclectic mixes that weave their way between house, electro, jungle and more, always offering up just the right tune at just the right moment.
Having focused on production during lockdown, Saoirse is now making noise in that sphere too. July saw her debut solo EP drop on her brand-new label TRUST, so named to reflect “trust being the most important feeling we as humans must possess”, and Saoirse finally being able to trust herself as an artist, she explains. “During lockdown I was able to commit myself fully to writing music,” she says. “When you dedicate yourself to something truly, then you begin to trust the output. If you like it, then why shouldn’t others? But that took me a long, long time to admit.”
From the hypnotic swagger of opening title track ‘Trust’, through the stripped-back jack of ‘(.)(.)’, propulsive ‘Drop The Bass’, and quirky ‘La Burbuja’, the EP is very much geared towards the dancefloor — something Saoirse says will continue throughout future releases, on which she hopes to collaborate with “friends and emerging artists”.
On Saturday 9th October, Saoirse will launch another big project: Body Movements festival. Taking over venues across Hackney Wick in east London, the event will celebrate LGBTQI+ electronic music culture, bringing together promoters such as He.She.They, Pxssy Palace, Herrensauna, Bitch, Please!, and Homobloc.
“I’d noticed how many incredible queer parties, collectives and artists there were across the UK and Europe while touring. I wanted to facilitate something that brought them all together to take up a much bigger space, to show the world that queer clubbing is stronger than ever and the talent that lies within it needs to be recognised,” Saoirse tells us. “It was imperative that the lineup and sound represented a true picture of what queer clubbing is across all tastes of electronic music. We are super-proud of the lineup, and any promoter that ever states there just aren’t enough queer, trans or non-binary acts to choose from are really not looking hard enough.”
Artists on the bill range from rising stars like A.G and Angel D’Lite to veterans of the scene like DJ Paulette and Hannah Holland, North American frontrunners CCL, Juliana Huxtable and Jasmine Infiniti, to London stalwarts like Gidëon and Shy One, plus previous DJ Mag cover star Eris Drew. “I’d like to see a similar concept replicated across all cities around the world,” says Saoirse. “We need a clubbing ‘pride’ that promotes quality music and grassroots collectives around the globe.”
Learn more about Body Movements and buy tickets here.
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