Sassy J, Elena Colombi, Liz Rooney
To mark the beginning of the Summer we’re delighted to welcome Sassy J to the Garden for an all night, open to close set. Gash Collective have also rounded up NTS music selection champion Elena Colombi and Mullingar electro connoisseur Liz Rooney to play in Factory.
Hailing from the de facto beautiful Swiss capital of Bern, Sassy J has a colourful and charming sound informed by her simple and honest love of music and emotion. She runs her own Patchwork night, does the art for each party and has a passion for sewing one off pieces of clothing that marry many different textures and styles in compelling ways, much like when she mixes records.
Sassy J has been passionately doing her do for 20+ years now. In that time she has kept a focus on forward thinking electronic and analog sounds, has been a consistently exciting DJ and has earned a reputation amongst esteemed artists and fans that appreciate her unhurried style. Driven by a feel for the occasion, a passion to present new sounds and desire to leave a mark on her audience, Sassy J has played everywhere from Eglo Dance and Dekmantel to OHM and De School.
Always digging for inspiration and for those moments in life that make you go ‘wow,’ Sassy’s hunt takes her into the worlds of tribal art, fabrics, books and more. She has found favour with The Trilogy Tapes, Resident Advisor and Crack Magazine, all of whom she has done official mixes for. A tactile and heartfelt selector, a quest to really take her listeners somewhere defines what she does. Sassy J likes to let her music breath and marinate, to take her time and let the moods and grooves she offers up really sink in. Always shifting through sounds with real dynamism, is all these things that make her a standout voice in the DJ world.
This is going to be 3+ hours of magic!
In Factory it's probably one of the best line ups you're going to see all Summer. Born in Italy and raised by an unconventional, free-spirited family, Elena Colombi relocated to London in 2008 and set up a successful series of parties that made her name on the underground scene. Now a respected DJ and radio host on NTS, Elena’s musical style taps into a wide array of influences and inspirations. For her, knowing and feeling music doesn’t mean specialising in one particular genre. Never one to pander to trends, she embraces the best elements of the past and future, paying particular attention to obscure and undiscovered artists. Industrial rhythms, pulsing techno, ambient atmospheres, synthesised sounds, freaky disco, balearic love affairs, proto-house, and other addictive world music — anything goes and is perfectly balanced in her dynamic sets, whether on radio, in a club, or in her own collection of diverse yet coherent mixes.
On the Warm up set is Liz Rooney- her heady blend of Electro, Techno and Wave makes her one of the most criminally under-rated DJs in the country. Come through!
Tickets for this one are €8 before 12 and €10 after.