Or:la’s story has followed a different trajectory to most. After moving to Liverpool in 2012 from a small town in Northern Ireland, her fascination for collecting old electronic records soon side tracked her media production degree and paved the way for what was to come. A vast knowledge of various genres and tempos is what separates Or:la from many other young DJ’s at the moment. When playing her revered ‘all night long’ sets, Or:la’s sound channels a nostalgic broken beat vibe, spanning chuggy acid numbers to skippy percussive sounds and more techno-leaning four to the floor.
Or:la’s growing success as a dynamic producer and genre-spanning selector has, in 2017 alone, seen her gain a residency at the Warehouse Project in Manchester, a bimonthly show on NTS Radio and win DJ Mag’s ‘Breakthrough DJ of the year’. Or:la is also recognised for co-founding and running the forward thinking and highly successful nomadic club night ‘Meine Nacht’ up until 2017. Right now her main focus centres around her new imprint ‘Céad’, on which she will release music of her own alongside select newcomers from across the globe.