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DT776 – Sorley


Sorley has an infectious golden groove that can not be mistaken, tantalising bass riffs, distinct sampling, acute vocal hooks, and electric lead lines make up that elusive signature sound. His sets showcase his musical taste and style, infusing his loves across the electronic music spectrum, ranging from house to disco to techno and everything in between.

Championed by BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard, Sorley was presented as a future fire artist for 2020 live on the airwaves. Closely followed up with ‘one to watch’ acclamations from super-brands Defected and HE.SHE.THEY, his sound is set to take over the world.

Sorley has shown no signs of slowing down despite the global pandemic and has certainly kept his foot on the gas. Remixing house music royalty, Armand Van Helden, his hometown indie herœs, Smoove & Turrell, collaborating with Dance System as part of Radio 1’s Lockdown Link Up Challenge and has continued with another top 10 hits ‘Face’ on Nic Fanciulli‘s world-renowned label, Saved.

Creating a culture in his hometown, Sorley has brought the biggest Artists in the world to his parties and performed alongside them for several years. This has earned him prime slots across the globe, performing at Hideout Festival, BPM, Parklife, Tobacco Dock, Dublin’s District 8, and a very special b2b with an idol, Lee Foss.

Always wanting to push himself, his sound and his boundaries, this is just the warm up for Sorley and things are certainly heating up.

Today, he joins us on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Let’s drive until we see those Skylines….

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Tough one haha but I’d probably have to say What’s Up by Haynes, I heard Mandalo play it in Liverpool a few weeks ago, and had to go over and snatch the ID from him, it went off.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
a little slice of Sorley

Tell us about your next EP?
my next EP is probably my most proudest to date, releasing with The Martinez Brothers on Cuttin’ Headz, they were the first act I ever saw play in cosmic ballrooms when I was probably underage haha, they dropped one my dads tunes from the 90s and I’ve just been inspired every since. It’s really full circle this one, I was just a keen raver then, didn’t have a clue about DJing or Producing.

What have you got coming up?
I feel like 2022 has all the ingredients to be a solid breakthrough year, I struggled a bit since the pandemic, early 2020 things looked super promising but it halted because of the virus so I’ve just been busy stacking up the tunes, honing my craft, my mindset and planning for the future. I’ve got my best releases to date coming this year on some mega labels which I’m so excited about and I’ve also bagged a residency at The Lofts in Newcastle which I can’t wait to get going on.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
If you have something you’re curious about, or always wanted to try, go for it you never know where it might take you. I’ve always loved music but took a while to pluck up the courage to pursue it.

Hope to see you all on the dance floor, 2022 is THE Year x


Blunt – DJ Slugo
Skylines – Sorley ft Goux
Backfire – Shermanology
It’s a Crime – Jean Pierre, Federico Grazzini
Whats Up – Haynes
Pump O Matic – Serge, Alden Tyrell
Always (Mark Farina’s Bass Edit Raw Dub) – Tim Fuller, Matt Tolfrey
Mindmelt – Brisotti
Little Secrets – Sorley ft Goux
Whole Stole the Soul – DJ Linus
Kikumotos Dream – Cari Lekebusch & Jesper Dahlbäck
Lady Make Me See (Sirus Hood Remix) – Dateless
Wine – Soul Mass Transit System
Put My Mind At Ease (Original Mix) – CZR
Sprint Final (Manda Moor Edit) – Manda Moor
DG Redux (Original Mix) – Mella Dee
Sloth (Original Mix) – Paul C
Pressured – Adesse Versions

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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