From Sydney’s fiercest and dearest club nights through to the underground parties that line New York City’s sub-cultures and beyond, DJ Sveta has been socking it to audiences fresh from behind the decks for almost two decades.
Pioneering club nights such as Queer Central and Sissy, this homegrown DJ and Producer is considered spinning royalty in her hometown of Sydney and has worked every veritable corner of the scene — both above ground and below — to master a sound that is quintessentially Sveta.
The company this unique talent keeps is testament to her work. Regularly on demand, Sveta continues to work the stage with both legendary and emerging DJs who share her passion for breaking new ground.
On tour Sveta has supported artists including Peaches, Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Amanda Palmer and spun the beats for Shunda K (Yo Majesty!) and collaborated with Emmy Award winning pianist & composer, Lance Horne on a live piano/house set at the Sydney Opera House.
Residencies have spanned The Hellfire Club through to Chinese Laundry while invitations to play at iconic parties such as Sydney Mardi Gras and Sleaze as well as various Festivals are always open and regularly accepted.
From her foray into music as a radio DJ on underground community radio station 2SER-FM and FBI, Sveta has kept one foot planted in the medium by working her magic across the 2Day-FM Mardi Gras radio broadcast live to 600,000 across Sydney and most recently as recently headliner and Music Director for the RDIO radio Australian Launch.
This multi-faceted talent has carved out an additional niche by framing some of the country’s largest fashion events with her signature style. Such events have included fashion shows for Chanel, Collette Dinnigan (Paris Fashion Week), Zimmermann, Arrabella Ramsey, Birthday Suit, Bonds and VOGUE as well as roles as her re-occurring role as Music Director for top Australian haute couture designer Alex Perry. Recently, Sveta was Music Director at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia for Oscar red carpet designer Johanna Johnson, Australian Project Runway winner Dylan Cooper, AJE & Bec & Bridge.
Her role as Music Director extended to the Instyle Magazine ‘Women Of Style’ Awards and Vivid Sydney Festival launch.
While she is celebrated locally with accolades including Best Local DJ from 3D world magazine and Best DJ award in the Best of Sydney 2008 Awards, Sveta has equally made her mark abroad in cities including New York, Paris, Italy, Japan, Copenhagen and Toronto.
Sveta’s recent artistic collaboration with DJ and producer Tokoloshe include the production of the official remix for Amanda Palmer’s Map of Tasmania, Fast Chick by ErikaToure Aviance (From the House of Aviance), The Carry Nation’s This Bitch is Alive, Aussie electro-pop group Garçon Garçon’s Hollywood Song, Johnny Dynell’s Marie Montana & Up Yours ft. Feral is Kinky – London. They are currently working on an upcoming original release.
Sveta has recently returned home from the US and Europe where she did a series of gigs including appearances at Westgay, Vandam & Webster Hall, JD Samson’s Scissor Sunday & PAT, Snapshot, Penthaus @ COPA, Jodie Harsh’s Room Service and Studio 54.
As one of the music and production world’s most diverse and original talents, Sveta continues to spread her Midas touch with every set she spins and each musical production and remix this amazing creative puts her name to.
Sveta has played alongside the Kim Ann Foxman, the Scissor Sisters, Big Freedia, Light Asylum, The Presets, Beni, Peaches, Amanda Palmer, Yo Majesty, Josh Peace, Calvin Harris, Larry Tee, Cazwell & Amanda Lepore, Boy George, L.A Riots, The Bloody Beetroots, Les Petits Pilous, Autoerotique, Ladyhawke, Kap Bambino, Le Castle Vania, Alexander Technique, Garcon Garcon, Fagget Fairys, Bart B More, the likes of the legendary DJ Junior Vasquez, John Digweed, Deep Dish, Frankie Knuckles, Tony Moran, JD from Le Tigre, Victor Calderone, Johnny Dynell, Sneaky Sound System, Calvin Harris, Jeffree Starr; many more. Supposed Chicks on Speed and Gonzales & Feist in the Hot House, The Detroit Grand Pubahs and Larry Lee at Killer for Fuzzy, DJed at a Patricia Field Party in New York and launched the Sydney Opera House’s Recording Studio with Dieter Meier from legendary electronic band Yello. Performed at 2012 Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Party with Kylie Minogue, PuPaul, Lady Miss Kier and Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair).
Her upcoming gigs include being the support act for Kathleen Hanna’s The Julie Ruin in Sydney and Tropical Fruits New Years Eve.