10 SUI


Artist


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10 SUi is a DJ/producer who has been described as "adding feminine charm and electronic soul" to the Breakbeat music scene. Women producers are rarer than hens teeth in the Dance music business but 10 SUi has been taking part in underground and main stage events for over 10 years first as club promoter, then as a DJ and latterly as a Producer.

Electronic and Detroit sounds were very much the inspiration for getting into music and early tours with Ninja Tunes artistes, DJ Food and Hexstatic, opened up the doors for mixing music with visuals. In 98, she played the Sonar electronic music festival (Barcelona) with Coldcut, cutting up original electro with the Breakbeat sound that was emerging around the late 90s.

In 2000, Rennie Pilgrem asked her to mix the TCR 50th mix CD, one of the first Breakbeat compilations of its time. Between 2000 and 2003, she clocked up 7 tours of the USA and Canada promoting her particular flavour of electro breaks, remixing tracks along the way and producing new ones. A collaboration with West Palms Freakin Music "Dub Species" resulted in an Orb-inspired acid breakbeat track called "The Dose" - released on the TCR sister US label "Native" with a remix by US electro headliners Jackal and Hyde.

10 SUi continued to clock up the airmiles travelling to Australia and New Zealand on what was to be an annual trip to the festivals downunder, where Breakbeat was beginning to enjoy a massive rise in popularity. She worked alongside DJs like Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass), Adam Freeland, Roots Manuva (on the "Vibes on a Summers Day" tours) and Tim Deluxe (on the "Summerdayze" festivals) in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.

These tours allowed 10 SUi to hone her sound by working with some of the major names on the circuit. Down under, she learned that outdoors was where she felt she played best: "Very little comes close to playing a set to sunrise out in the desert...."

In her own music, her deep sound has caught the attention of Paul Daley of Leftfield, Annie Nightingale and Breaks producer ILs who commissioned her "Go Deeper" track to feature on his Y4K mix album on Distinctive Records.

Heralded as "The First Lady of Breaks" and having carved her niche in a very competitive industry, her more-recent expansion into the deeper, more Detroit-sounding, electro house vibe, has led to her sharing the decks with DJs like Josh Wink, Funk Dvoid, Silicon Soul and John Aquaviva.

Having played sets at major venues and festivals from London to Sydney to Jakarta to Barcelona and having fielded repeated requests for sets on Radio 1, iDJ magazine summed it up perfectly: ”This sista is definitely doing it for herself..”