SHERELLE is leading a new generation of high-speed ravers who are addicted to jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, footwork and juke.
Through her DJ sets, radio shows and record label she gives a platform to both scene elders and new talent and is committed to pushing 160bpm+ dance music into the future.
The London-born DJ has been busy since that Boiler Room sent her signature brand of low-end energy viral: her residency on BBC radio 1 has seen her champion cutting-edge dance music to a mainstream audience as well as combine OGs like DJ Spinn, 4Hero, Kode9 and Luke Vibert with next gen disruptors like Mantra, L C Y, Yazzus and Kush Jones. Her label Hooversound that’s she runs alongside Naina, has carved out a reputation as one of the freshest outputs to emerge out of UK club culture through releases featuring, Special Request, Tim Reaper, Hyroglifics, Sinistarr and Deft; and she’s co-founded the incendiary 6 Figure Gang.
And the hype? Ask the 1600 heads who raised gun fingers during 6 Figure Gang’s sold-out takeover of Brixton Electric or the crowds who went batshit during SHERELLE’s (also sold-out) Boiler Room tour. They’ll confirm this is more than just gas. The building blocks of a movement have been laid at those venues as well as Panorama Bar for CTM festival, Unsound, a hot weekend at Glastonbury and The Warehouse Project, Concrete, De School, Resident Advisor’s 24/7 event in London and Frank Ocean’s first PrEP+ party in New York. A packed schedule has taken SHERELLE across Europe and America, earning props from footwork godfather RP Boo, UK dance music torchbearer Annie Mac, Hyperdub boss Kode9, The Black Madonna and Virgil Abloh, who dropped her a handwritten note to say “160bpm for life”.
You’ll have seen her back on Boiler Room during the streaming institutions London festival as well as during lockdown for a special edition of Low Heat that she curated. Elsewhere in media land she was crowned, essential mix of the year in 2020, DJ Mag’s Future Star 2020, BreakThrough DJ Of The Year for 2019 by both Mixmag and DJ Mag, featured in the DAZED 100 2 years on the bounce and was included in Crack’s Class Of 2019. She also contributed to Spotify’s All Night playlist, Dekmantel’s notorious mix series and was the face of Nike’s AM90 earlier in 2020 and has also worked with The North Face and Napapijri.
But make no mistake: this has been a longtime coming. SHERELLE has put in the work on the London club scene, playing sweat-soaked basements for independent promoters and hosting radio shows on the city’s leading stations Rinse, NTS and Reprezent. She’s been making links and building a rep and now it’s time for her to take her vision to the world. You’ll need stamina to keep up.