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Artist Profile: Sara Sukkha [Interview + Mix]


DMNW: What is your bucket list gig and artist to play with?

SS: Bucket list gig is playing the pool deck on Holy Ship. I went on ship a few years ago and coming off ship was really what pushed me to get serious about my music. The crowd who attends ship were some of the wildest people I’ve ever seen, and seeing their energy paired with the setting of being in the middle of the ocean. Absolute goals.

Bucket list artist to play with hands down is Mija. She is a major inspiration for me. She’s paving a big path for artists to be multidisciplinary, not only in a music sense, but she is truly an artist — making zines and running her fashion brand. I want to do an arts & crafts day with her and then go play a set where we take you on a rollercoaster of vibes from drum and bass to tech house, and everywhere in between.

DMNW: What’s next for Sara Sukkha?

SS: My original production is definitely next on the horizon. I recently released the first track that I worked on, it was the track I closed my Crystal Cave set at Snowbombing with, and that was the first time I had ever played an original live. My partner, he goes by broken boy, and I have started a project together called tiny sun, that track was produced by the both of us and has my vocals in it.

So, what’s next is the immense task of shaping my sound. I’m not entirely sure what that will be, but I’m pulling delicate, harmonized vocals from my folk/indie past and fusing it with my dark electronic obsession, and we will see where that takes me.

DMNW: Any advice to give emerging artists in the west coast scene?

SS: Be present in the scene. Go to shows, support your friends. People book people and if they know you, they will remember you. But, most important is to be an active part of the scene to help sustain and grow it. It’s easy to get wrapped up in your work and keep grinding at home to work on mixes/production/whatever, but if you aren’t participating in the nightlife, then expecting to be asked to come play is something that you may be waiting for a while for.

Check out her mix from Snowbombing Canada at the Crystal Cave, which totally blew us away!

If you wanna catch this firecracker live, be sure to check her out this coming weekend in the back room at M.I.A, as well as opening up for bass house pioneer Joyryde May 4th at Celebrities! We wanna thank her for taking the time to answer some questions for us, and this will not be the last time you hear about her, especially through us.

Ever caught a Sara Sukkha set? What were some of your favorite moments from her Snowbombing set? Let us know in the comments!

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26 years old, with a voracious appetite for bass, dancing, all things art, and a flair for the dramatic, Jamie Gib grew up in the rave scene, having been introduced to electronic music in the late 90s as a small child from his cousin and he joined the rave scene in 2004, and never looked back, A DJ, Promoter, Go-Go Dancer, and writer, Jamie has made his mark on the Vancouver Island scene and beyond, having worked or attended 90% of the festivals on the Pacific North West and has no plans on stopping there. If there's dirty house, drum n bass or glitch hop to be heard, you can bet he's not far behind.

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