Who We Are
Sisu is a community providing a platform to educate, inspire and showcase aspiring women, trans women and non-binary DJ's and producers.
What We Do
Through its DJ courses, events, radio shows, mix series and workshops, Sisu aims to connect and nurture new and existing talent in the electronic music community. The collective started to blossom in 2017 from a DJ course held at Southbank Centre in London.
We host DJ courses and workshops for women, trans-women and non-binary DJs and producers at all levels of their journey. The courses and workshops range from beginner to masterclass level and are open to everyone from bedroom DJs, old school ravers, established DJs or just the simply curious.
Courses and workshops are led by emerging and established DJ’s across forward-thinking community spaces in various locations worldwide. Locations so far include The Cause in Tottenham, Kitchen St in Liverpool, World Headquarters in Newcastle, Space 289 in Bethnal Green, Cellar Tapes in Bristol and ZK/U and Noisy Rooms in Berlin.
We platform mixes online from artists across the world on our Soundcloud and Mixcloud. We have hosted radio shows across a number of community radio stations such as Melodic Distraction in Liverpool and 1020 in Bristol.
Our regular show on Threads is aired Sundays 4-6pm and currently streams our Sisu x In the Key of Shecollaboration, which is part of a wider academic research project lifting the lid on women’s careers as electronic music producers by Professor Sam Warren.
We regularly play festivals and curate events with our Core DJ's and guests. Previous festivals and events have included Noisily Festival; WOW Festival; Viva Dalston and Grow Hackney, as well as a year long residency in 2019 at Number 90, alongside communities such as Phonica Records and London Disco Society.
We have played multiple events at Southbank Centre, a place we call home.
This year we are residents for Concrete Lates at Southbank Centre. It is an incredibly special opportunity to come full circle with Southbank Centre, the organisation that enabled Sisu to come to life, grow and develop into a platform for women in electronic music. Sisu and Concrete Lates are bound by similarities in ethos and a shared objective of developing and platforming female DJs and producers. We are extremely excited to play alongside forward-thinking artists in the Queen Elizabeth Hall - come and dance with us this year!
Get in Touch
Sisu is a friendly and welcoming crew. We enjoy meeting new people, hearing new music, experiencing new spaces, new collaborations and ideas!
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