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Saoirse

As an estab­lished and author­i­ta­tive fig­ure in dance music, Saoirse has craft­ed a career that tra­vers­es son­ic worlds, sub­cul­tures and scenes. With each mile­stone, the Irish-born DJ,producer, trUst label boss and Body Move­ments fes­ti­val founder flex­es her cre­ative mus­cle fur­ther – through it all, remain­ing pas­sion­ate about music dis­cov­ery, build­ing inclu­sive com­mu­ni­ty, and adding new dimen­sions to her artistry.

Saoirse’s alle­giance to the elec­tron­ic was forged in her home coun­try of Ire­land, where from begin­nings in inner-city Dublin hous­ing and trail­ing after her moth­er to free par­ties, she cul­ti­vat­ed her obses­sion with the sounds of Left­field, Prodi­gy, and Orbital. The Irish artist cut her path with an endur­ing­ly DIY, by-the-boot­straps spir­it – defy­ing genre snob­bery, scene misog­y­ny, and small-town men­tal­i­ties as she went. 

As a teenag­er, her days were spent on local pirate radio and hus­tling for sets in Ireland’s hard house and trance spaces. Slow­ly, she made mon­ey from any jobs she could find, even­tu­al­ly work­ing in Abbey Discs, one of Ireland’s most renowned dance music record stores, and doing sea­son­al work in Ibiza. From this, she began build­ing a globe-trot­ting vinyl col­lec­tion that formed an alter­na­tive edu­ca­tion, and her tastes expand­ed into new realms of house and techno.

An epiphan­ic moment on the dance­floor of fab­ric dur­ing a Vil­lalo­bos set inspired her to relo­cate and pur­sue things seri­ous­ly. She secured a job at Res­i­dent Advi­sor age 23, where the music indus­try land­scape unfurled. Quick­ly, Saoirse moved from home­town sup­port slots to play­ing London’s most hal­lowed venues and nights – Phonox, fab­ric, FOLD, Ado­nis, Chap­ter 10 – and fre­quent­ing coun­tries across Europe, the US and Asia, from Berlin to Bali and the Balearics, and fes­ti­vals like Sonar, Horst, Love Inter­na­tion­al and Straw­ber­ry Fields.

I like to take risks,” she says, and respond to the crowd – I want to move real­ly flu­id­ly from what’s wacky, ravey, headsy. Maybe an all-nighter will start on tech house and fin­ish in the depths of liq­uid bass, or jun­gle and jazz.” 

A Saoirse DJ set is revenant in research yet unbri­dled by rules. Using her cav­ernous bag of records, she oscil­lates from sweaty dark room chug­gers to bub­bling bass and garage, euphor­ic and elas­tic house to tunes made for sound­track­ing sun­set fes­ti­val sets. She is a longterm res­i­dent of Barcelona’s famed queer par­ty Mar­i­c­as, and main­tains her own par­ty, trUst, where she has brought in and played along­side artists includ­ing Spek­ki Web­bu, Nico­las Lutz and Eris Drew. Ear­li­er in 2023, she curat­ed a night at fab­ric with fre­quent col­lab­o­ra­tor Shan­ti Celeste.

Radio, too, has been a defin­ing space to exper­i­ment and grow: at RINSE, she was the first house-focused res­i­dent show and became known for cham­pi­oning respect­ed leg­ends and emerg­ing guests from DJ DEEON to Auro­ra Halal. Her ral­ly­ing Res­i­dent Advi­sor mix, Radio 1 Res­i­den­cy and Essen­tial Mix carved out more ambi­tious, fre­net­ic sound­scapes that would become ele­men­tal ref­er­ences for the wider scene.

Her label trUst Record­ings high­lights Saoirse’s core ethos – empha­sis­ing trust with her cre­ative col­lab­o­ra­tors, and tracks that get peo­ple heads down. A club tool comes nat­u­ral­ly to me when pro­duc­ing,” Saorse says. Two EPs, trUst 001 and Two Bruised Egos, are the nat­ur­al pro­gres­sion from DJ to pro­duc­er, artic­u­lat­ing the fris­sons of the rave with rich tex­tures and exper­i­men­tal vocal samples.

Saoirse now steps up with a fab­ric presents com­pi­la­tion – a piv­otal, incred­i­bly per­son­al achieve­ment. It ele­vates the expe­ri­ence of her amor­phous DJ sets, explor­ing all cor­ners of the elec­tron­ic realm that she knows and loves. I want it to feel time­less, so I leaned into the tex­tures I know from with­in those club walls,” Saoirse says. This is where music tru­ly influ­enced my life, where I learned to be a good raver and where the longevi­ty of the dance­floor hit home.”

Two decades in, Saoirse’s dance­floors are only ever-expanding.

Latest updates

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Saoirse: Sixty 9/Triple D release

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Saoirse: Body Movements Festival

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Saoirse: fabric presents

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Saoirse: Houghton 2022

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Saoirse: DJ Mag Cover & Mix

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Saoirse: Mind Energy

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SADE (Saoirse's Emo Edit)

Watch: Saoirse discusses Body Movements

Watch: Saoirse discusses Body Movements

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