Deephouseit Spotlight by SYREETA
“I try to use music to express my love for life”.
At its essence the dancefloor is an unfiltered space where togetherness exists, a place where everyone is equal…….that may sound a bit clichéd but it’s something I genuinely believe in. It’s as important now with what’s going on in the world politically and the seemingly unforeseen side-effects of social media as it’s ever been’
Syreeta is passionate about her sound which is best described as high energy tech; a fusion of chunky basslines and melodic grooves with the focus on keeping the dance floor moving. Although fairly new to the scene by some standards, her love for house music means that she gets just as much enjoyment from delving into her extensive back catalogue to educate the crowd as much as playing the latest releases. She’s all about creating an atmosphere that is an expression of her character – a spirit of happiness and inclusivity.
She cut her teeth on the thriving underground party scene in East London playing alongside and learning from the likes of Point G, Clive Henry, Alex Arnout, Archie Hamilton, Samu.l, Varhat and Vid. The common theme, and what people have quickly grown to love about Syreeta, is that she doesn’t want to just play at the biggest parties, she wants to play at the best parties. Ones where she has an opportunity to connect with the crowd and where the vibe is right. Her attitude is a throwback to the Rave Era and has seen her play at a wide range of venues from forest raves, underground basements, Ibiza clubs and car parks, to party buses, beaches and boats.
Her feel for the dancefloor means that she’s able to have a relationship with and excite a wide variety of audiences which led to her being asked by Mixmag to play on the Smirnoff House stage at Reading Festival, Parklife, VFest and Trnsmt where she played with artists such as The Shapeshifters, Monki, Jasper James, My Nu Leng, Sam Divine and The Menendez Brothers.
Syreeta’s musical influences stretch far and wide, from rock to hip hop, jungle, jazz and everything in between. If you ask her who she admires, it would change depending on her mood, whether it be bands like Pendulum, The Prodigy and Skunk Anasie who bare their soul and leave it all on the stage. Elements of this can be seen in her dj sets where she’ll always be dancing as she plays and if she’s not behind the decks you’re likely to find her on the dance floor as, at heart, she’s all about good vibes! She hopes her journey into djing not only brings joy to others but inspires people of diverse backgrounds to similarly follow their heart and explore their passions in life.
Syreeta can be heard at her residencies at Reasons Festival where she has played with heavyweights Alan Fitzpatrick, Btraits and Rossko, and He.She.They, who see her as, “one of the best selectors around,”. Production is also something she is really excited about with mood elevating releases planned in the very near future!