Saoirse (UK)
December 2023
Sat 30 Dec - Barunah Plains, VIC - Beyond The Valley
Sun 31 Dec - Glenworth valley, NSW - Lost Paradise
Sun 31 Dec - Sydney - MINCE XXX NYE
Mon 1 Jan - Werribee, VIC - Let Them Eat Cake
Sun 7 Jan - Brisbane - Felons Barrel Hall

Saoirse has crafted a career that traverses sonic worlds and subcultures. The DJ, producer, trUst label boss and Body Movements festival founder now flexes her creative muscles further.

Saoirse’s electronic allegiance was forged in Ireland; trailing after her mother to free parties, she cultivated her obsession with Leftfield, Prodigy and Orbital. She cut her path with a by-the-bootstraps spirit: as a teenager, her days were spent on local pirate radio and hustling for sets in Ireland’s hard house and trance spaces, working in renowned record store Abbey Discs, and doing Ibiza seasonal work. She began building a globe-trotting vinyl collection and her tastes expanded into realms of house and techno.  

A fabric dancefloor epiphany during a Villalobos set inspired her to pursue a music career seriously. She secured a job at Resident Advisor age 23, and began playing across London at Phonox, fabric, and FOLD, while securing international slots and festivals like Sonar, Horst, and Love International.

“I like to take risks,” she says, “and respond to the crowd – I want to move fluidly from what’s wacky, ravey, headsy.” Saoirse’s DJ sets are reverently researched yet unbridled by rules. A cavernous record bag oscillates from dark room chuggers to bubbling bass, garage, jungle, euphoric house. She is a resident of Barcelona’s queer party Maricas, and maintains her party trUst, which has hosted Spekki Webbu, Nicolas Lutz and Eris Drew. She curated a fabric night with Shanti Celeste, and queer electronic festival Body Movements, now in its third year, consistently sells out. Radio is a defining space: she was the first house-focused resident show at RINSE, and her RA mix, Radio 1 residency and Essential Mix carved out ambitious soundscapes that would become elemental references for the scene. 

trUst Recordings is about deeply trusting her collaborators and tracks that get heads down. “A club tool comes naturally to me,” Saoirse says. Two EPs, trUst 001 and Two Bruised Egos, are the natural progression from DJ to producer, articulating the rave’s frissons with rich textures and experimental vocal samples. Her fabric presents compilation is a pivotal achievement: “I want it to feel timeless, so I leaned into the textures I know from within those club walls. 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