Radio Ystadsgatan presents: Or:la
In 2012 Or:la moved to Liverpool from a small town in Northern Ireland. Alongside her studies in media productions an interest of collecting old electronic records arose which were to pave path for what was to come. In 2016 she first came into the limelight with her debut release “UK Lonely” on Hotflush recordings: a four track EP which showed an enviable range of skills and surprisingly seemed to contradict the producer’s youthful years. A series of successful releases on Hotflush have been released and “Deep Sea Frequency” was co-founded by Or:la and has ever since released an eclectic mix of EPs form the likes of Pepeé, Dj Seinfeld and herself. The idea of Deep Sea Frequencies is to put out music from both underrated musicians and established producers from the scene.
Or:la’s knowledge of various genres and tempos is what separates her from many young DJ’s, as summarized by Tump as "One of the most underrated DJs on the UK circuit at the moment, and one of those selectors blessed with the ability to really tell a story." When she plays her all night long sets, the sound channels a broken beat vibe infused by nostalgia spanning chuggy acid numbers to skippy percussive sounds and more techno-leaning sounds.
2017 was a great year for Or:la in many ways: a growing success as a dynamic producer and selector gained her a residency at the Warehouse Project in Manchester, a bi-monthly show on NTS radio and a win of Dj Mag-s “Breakthrough DJ of the year”.
As a perfect fit between their mottos of taking and giving back between big and small acts Radio Ystadsgatan is proud to present Or:la. She is one to watch, and Malmö will at this year’s Backyard Sessions be able to dance the night away to her exceptional sets!