If recent times have taught us anything, it’s that Sally C ain’t messing about. The Belfast-born, Berlin-based DJ has stamped herself as one of the most exciting new artists on the scene thanks largely to her inspired selector skills.
With a deep passion for vintage house that crosses the gamut of hip house, acid and breakbeat, right up to future-facing techno and electro rollers, she has developed a knack for selecting timeless, slept on classics that deserve the shine her sets bring.
Sally developed her craft while living in Scotland where she went to study, running a night at Dundee hotspot The Reading Rooms. She moved to Berlin in 2015 and etched out a spot in the thriving club hub, throwing parties at Griessmühle and her own open-air raves, all the while building a fanbase for her raw and chunky style.
Proudly independent, she launched her own imprint Big Saldo’s Chunkers in 2020 inspired by the golden era of hip house and the sounds of ‘88 – ‘98 and Black innovators such as Fast Eddie, Tyree and the late great K-Hand, whose trailblazing music has impacted her so heavily. To date original productions such as ‘Let’s Get This’ and ‘Downtown’ have established themselves as enduring classics, thanks to Sally’s vision and commitment to crafting tracks that adhere to her three crucial production principles – a chunky bassline, banging drums and a trippy vocal. “That’s the holy trinity! Simplicity is key – less is always more,” says Sally.
Other recent highlights include a debut on Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section with ‘The Way To Do It’ and a sublime remix of ascendent Nigerian artist Obongjayar ‘Sugar’. Standout gig moments include a string of memorable sets at Panorama Bar, a debut US tour, Melt Festival, The Warehouse Project supporting The Chemical Brothers, Australia’s iconic Pitch Music & Arts Festival and an epic b2b with Dan Shake and Eliza Rose at the legendary Rex Club in Paris, among many others.
Outside of DJing and production, Sally is a resident at Berlin’s vibrant community radio station Refuge Worldwide.