size? sessions x Rinse x PUMA: Olivia Dean & Guests
We are linking up with Rinse again for a size? session, and PUMA are also joining us as they celebrate the launch of their PUMA Suede Mayu UP.
For this week's size? sessions, we have invited an incredible roster of talented Female artists to perform. We will be uploading their sets next Tuesday, but in the meantime, check out our interviews with each artist below.
East London star Olivia Dean is renowned for her personal and confessional songwriting style, recently showcased on her latest single ‘Be My Own Boyfriend’. Influence-wise, Olivia Dean was brought up around a plethora of soulful music, including the likes of Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Carole King and Amy Winehouse.
After realising that she wanted to pursue music, she decided to join the Brit School – this involved a nearly two-hour commute there each day. It was here that she met her future bandmates and her manager. The COVID crisis wasn’t enough to stop the star touring last summer either – in collaboration with Clarks – she presented the ‘From Me To You’ tour, driving across the coast in a yellow truck to perform her songs from.
Hailing from the covert East London party scene, Syreeta is one of the most exciting DJs in the capital – her electrifying and extensive array of techno and house music soundtracks her inclusive shows.
There is also no limits to her vast catalogue of musical influences; hip hop, rock, jungle and jazz – to name a few – have inspired Syreeta to delve into a plethora of different sounds.
The artist also has a rich list of live performances too, performing at the Parklife, Reading Festival, V Festival and Trnsmt. In recent times, she has also performed on numerous live streams, including The Lab 10 Year Anniversary, alongside heavyweight names such as Carl Cox, Kerri Chandler and Seth Troxler.
Offering an eclectic mix of upbeat house, Disco and Nu-disco, Siggy Smalls is a seasoned DJ and model who is a resident DJ for Disco Disco and Hot Bed. This residency has seen her play shows across Croatia, Ibiza and the lauded Hideout Festival, while she opened for Martin Garrix and Martin Solveig at Paris’ ElectroLand.
Siggy Smalls has also made her name around festivals in the UK too, performing at Glastonbury twice and Secret Garden Party, as well as having numerous tours around the world.
What’s more, Siggy Smalls has been an ambassador for Hedkandi – a UK record label based in London, owned by the Ministry of Sound.
A well-known name in London, Heléna Star is a house and techno specialist who has a love of global dance music, boasting bi-monthly appearances on Foundation FM and New York with Half Moon.
These shows have grown in popularity and given her the status of one of the best rising house and techno DJs around – be sure to check out her set!
The size? sessions x Rinse x PUMA: Olivia dean & Guests will be uploaded next week. Check out the size? blog for more interviews.