"London-based selector whose sounds are as diverse as her approach to life" ~ Mixmag
'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 newer 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.
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.
After featuring in Mixmag's magazine showcasing her as an essential new talent in 2019, Syreeta made her Paris debut at The Lab her alongside Jamie Jones, as her assentation began covid hit, however in true Syreeta style she turned it around to her advantage playing a string of hugely successful live streams, including Mixmag's Lab home sessions, which is currently the most watched home lab to date, after three live streams for Beatport they featured her on their ‘Beatportal on our radar’. She also took part in a stream for LWE, for their Tobacco Dock Virtual stream alongside Hotsince 82, Adam Beyer, Skream and was invited to join Carl Cox for a stream for Ibiza Soul Food, Syreeta showcased her love for rolling techno and breaks, most recently Syreeta joined Maya Jane Coles on her Beatport Residency and was featured as a rising star, the latest live stream Syreeta took part in was for The Lab 10 Years Anniversary, which was the biggest back to back in history, joining the likes of Carl Cox, Kerri Chandler, Seth Troxler, Nastia, and many more.
Syreeta has managed to capture the hearts of the viewers virtually with her infectious personality, 2021 continues to look promising for Syreeta, with a string of exciting gigs booked alongside the pending release of some mood elevating tracks she has been working on during lockdown.