Or:la, provoda, Ankar Arken, Diamond Lil
levator is proud to host one of the UK's fieriest breakout DJs in recent memory. Or:la has roots as a raver - and it's her sense shaped going out dancing that has made her such a wicked DJ. She's also experienced helping her home scene thrive by throwing secret location warehouse parties featuring up-and-coming talents soon to become stars. Her first release came out on one of her favorite labels Hotflush, and since then she's started two of her own - Deep Sea Frequency and Cead - already using her rising star power to shine the light on those she feels are deserving but unrecognized. Tune in to her sets and mixes, whether smashing AVA Festival for Boiler Room, or for the lovely Truancy podcast, or her show on NTS, for an idea why we thing the dancefloor is going to meltdown on Saturday.
Support from VOID's Provoda - one of our favorite selectors in Shanghai going into his final run of gigs before relocating to sunnier beaches ++ bad friend Ankar Arken, whose 火罐 nights have been scrambling our brains and sweat-staining our shirts these last few months +++ Diamond Lil, who will be showcasing a darker, more broken side of her sound that she's been honing in the studio this past year.
Or:la's story has followed a different trajectory to most. After moving to Liverpool in 2012 from a small town in Northern Ireland, a fascination of collecting old electronic records soon side tracked her media production degree and paved the way for what was to come
She first burst onto the production scene in 2016 after her debut release, 'UK Lonely' on Hotflush Recordings; a four track EP that flaunts enviable range and seems to contradict the producer’s youthful years. After a string of successive releases on Hotflush, 2017 saw the birth of vinyl-only imprint 'Deep Sea Frequency', co-founded by Or:la which has since released an eclectic mix of EPs from the likes of Pépe, DJ Seinfeld and herself. It will continue to put out music from both budding under-rated musicians and established producers on the scene.
A vast knowledge of various genres and tempos is what separates Or:la from many other young DJ's at the moment; aptly summed up by Thump as "One of the most underrated DJs on the UK circuit at the moment, and one of those selectors blessed with the ability to really tell a story." When playing her revered 'all night long' sets, Or:la’s sound channels a nostalgic broken beat vibe, spanning chuggy acid numbers to skippy percussive sounds and more techno-leaning four to the floor.
Or:la's growing success as a dynamic producer and genre-spanning selector has, in 2017 alone, seen her gain a residency at the Warehouse Project in Manchester, a bimonthly show on NTS Radio and win DJ Mag's 'Breakthrough DJ of the year'.
Or:la is also recognised for co-founding and running the forward thinking and highly successful nomadic club night 'Meine Nacht' up until 2017.