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Womxn In Bass with Ellie Sabine-Singh – Freshta

Posted 10/4/19 in

As one of the latest additions to the music scene, London-based DJ Freshta is already being labelled one to watch. 2018 saw her spin her dark and bass-centric selections that embrace 140 grime, dubstep and bass on a range of U.K and international stations. From NTS, Reprezent and newly formed Foundation FM to the warmer settings of New Delhi, Shanghai and Barcelona. She did all this whilst holding down her monthly show on Mode FM and repping

the ladies as one of the only females on station… Freshta is not only keen to showcase and celebrate the rave culture that surrounded her growing up, but also the new gen of MC’s and creative female talent at her fingertips.

My earliest memory of grime music is…

Channel U days!

2 MC’s and 2 DJs to join me for the ultimate set would be…

Always wanted to be on a set with P Money, and also new gen MC Logan even though I’m probably the last DJ to have him on a set! Would love to go b2b with Tiatsim, his knowledge of music history is a madness and he’s too smooth on the decks. Then to switch it up I’d go b2b with Strategy, he does a lot of different bits in the music industry but I feel like we’d have a similar dark and bass-heavy track selection.

When I wake up I…

Snooze my alarm for 3 minutes thinking it will make a difference

Track I’m currently rinsing is…

Screwface Capital – Dave

Quick plug…

You can catch my Mode FM show every second Tuesday of the month 5-7PM!

Phrase I seriously over use…

‘Ite so basically yeah…’

I love what I do because…

It allows me to release my creative side – something I never thought I had since I’ve always been quite academic

It wouldn’t have happened without…

My own ambition, appreciation of music and chasing opportunities. But also without people along the way – shoutout Amal for seeing potential in me, and Martha for teaching me so much about radio that I didn’t know before

Biggest struggle in this business is…

Keeping up with the social media side of things when I try and stay off my phone as much as possible. I’m a firm believer that social media portrays a false reality, and it’s always important to remember that real life is in front of you and not trapped in a phone screen

I aspire to be a womxn like…

My mum! Cliche, but her life experiences and the challenges she’s been through to get where she is always inspires me to be the strongest woman I can be.

In the rave you will probably catch me…

At the front of the crowd gassing up the DJ

I love creating…

New opportunities for people. There are so many talented people out there that could do with an opportunity that they can build off – which is why I love having female ‘bedroom dj’s’ guesting my radio show or new gen artists

My proudest career moment so far was…

Playing in Barcelona for one of Misdigest’ parties, I brought through Kabz and Razor to MC for my set so it was like a next level family holiday

The last Instagram account I followed was…

@minibutmighty_ (fitness account cos I needed a new back and shoulder workout routine)

Most memorable thing that’s ever happened at a set…

Had someone ask me about my ethnicity whilst I was mixing, and that’s a whole history lesson in itself… as Ikonika simply put it – can’t have a conversation when you’re two faders up

My favourite producer is…

No way I could choose one! Too many talented people out there across all genres. One of my recently discovered favourites is Muhla from Bristol – his productions have really stole my soul, they’re really bass driven and he samples a lot of Turkish and Romanian music.

In a dream world…

Opinions would be based by the words that come out of people’s mouth and not by their race or gender, and maybe TFL would fix up and sort out the ventilation system on the central line.

Follow Freshta

SoundCloud / Twitter / Instagram

Words: Ellie Sabine-Singh

 

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