“Give me a chunky bassline, banging drums and a weird vocal – that’s the holy trinity! Simplicity is key - less is always more” – Sally C
The past 12 months have stamped Sally C as one of the industry’s most exciting breakthrough DJ talents. She’s graduated from putting on parties at Griessmühle, to throwing down a masterclass Boiler Room debut at AVA Festival, gigs at Berghain’s Saüle and Melt! Festival, alongside tireless zig-zagging across the UK and her native Ireland. At the same time, she’s impressed heads with a large catalogue of outstanding online mixes, ensuring that if you hadn’t seen her play in the flesh, you sure as hell know she can lay it down like no other.
Alongside breaks, techno rollers and long lost second hand cuts, it’s Sally’s deep passion for the golden era of hip house and the sounds of 88’ - 98’ that have really shaped her raw and chunky style and inspired her first productions and eponymous label Big Saldo’s Chunkers. A homage to the era she’s so obsessed with, if you will.
The three-track work encompasses tried and true bangers ready for the rave. ‘OG Chunker’ will be familiar to those who’ve followed her closely stretching back to her acclaimed Boiler Room last summer, popping with its hiplashing groove, rapid-fire vocal sequence and in your face rides. ‘Let’s Get This’ is a no-nonsense Chicago-inspired ghetto pumper, driven by low-slung bumping bass and a catchy vocal. ‘Turn That’ favours deep tribal grooves, ravey sirens, scratch effects and a bassline that fills your stomach. Chunker mode ignited.
Who is Big Saldo? “Big Saldo is a nickname friends gave me; it’s my rowdy care-free side which comes out a lot when I DJ and is now channelled into my productions. I wouldn’t call her an alter ego, rather an essence of who I am; more confident, no holds barred, bullshit-free. It’s also the intention behind the Chunkers. Raw and ready cuts ripe for the club. What you see is what you get.” – Sally C