Sarah Farina

Sarah Farina sprinkles positivity over the darkest bass. She’s innovative, she’s skilful, and she’s the smiling antithesis of genre cliques and sour scene elitists. What you hear is all you need to know. And what you’ll hear from Sarah Farina’s sets and music productions are seamlessly blended bass-heavy frequencies and futuristic beats with fearless forays through the hardcore continuum and beyond.

It’s inclusive, forward-thinking and unrestrained. It’s a genre-rejecting style that she’s named RainbowBass.

Led by the early releases of Missy Elliott, Aphex Twin & J Dilla into the dark clubs of Berlin. She hosts and curates the interdisciplinary Berlin event series „Emergent Bass“ with her friends, which focuses on the historical awareness of cultural contexts of music and celebrates and uplifts the Afro-diasporic influences in underground club culture.

She’s vocal about the issues of current club culture and runs the project „Transmission“ with Dr. Kerstin Meißner, which aims to make the political relevance and history of international sound, club and rave culture audible and visible.

She has been teaching and hosting DJ workshops in Rwanda, Uganda, Alexandria, Detroit & many other places, always with the focus on cultivating joy within her workshops and showing that music, djing and club culture can be so much more than just producing or consuming it.

Sarah Farina is recognized and revered by the best of her bass music contemporaries, with connections to crews worldwide including Underground Resistance, Teklife, Hyperdub, Deep Medi, Buraka Som Sistema, Modeselektor and Exit Records. Capable of holding her own in line-ups alongside artists as diverse as DJ Rashad, DJ Storm, Laurent Garnier, Kode9, François K and Lady Leshurr, her sets unite the dance-floor, equally impressive to industry insiders and those who just want to dance.

A listen to any of her three acclaimed Boiler Room sets will demonstrate why she’s captured the rapt attention of tastemakers and influencers the whole world over. A DJ with tighter-than-a-drum mixes and flawless selections is hard to find. You just found one.