Multi-hyphenate DJ, producer, radio host and Yuggera woman, dameeeela, has steadily amassed a following and reputation as one of Meanjin/Brisbane’s most in-demand selectors. An ability to cater to any genre, audience and energy from hip hop to acid to the classics and back again is what brings listeners back time and again to dameeeela; mixes bursting with electric passion and rife with experimentation, combined with ongoing reminders of club music’s origins in Black culture.
dameeeela boasts a live resume that includes warming up stages for iconic artists from Fred Again, Skepta and Tyler, the Creator to Charli XCX, Anderson .Paak, Genesis Owusu, Wiki and Skin On Skin amongst others, including appearances for Boiler Room, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Listen Out, Laneway, Pitch Music & Arts, Groovin The Moo, BIGSOUND and more.
Offstage, dameeeela launched her own Track IDs playlist on Spotify, and a highly-anticipated debut single “The Shake Up (feat. Tjaka)” in 2022.
As a proud First Nations woman, ‘The Shake Up’ is a fierce indication of her intrinsic connection to those who came before her. In her own words, dameeeela says ‘The Shake Up’ was, “Made explicitly for the absolute rare moment where you’re dancing eyes shut in some techno/electro induced euphoria and you hear the sound of the ancestors calling you through Tjaka’s Electronic Didgeridoo, entering a state of connection to the land you’re dancing on. The exciting forceful drops that have you celebrating for a moment, forgetting all else.”
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