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In Session: Sharda

An hour of melody and speed

  • Words: Philippe Clicquot | Photography: Louis Reynolds
  • 15 January 2020

Sharda is one of the (Danny Dyer voice) naughtiest DJs on the UK circuit.

He makes club music that sounds like 90s Todd Edwards and 90s Grant Nelson banging Haribo Tangfastics on the way to Niche in 2004. And the boy wonder can mix it as well as they can, as evidenced by this heavyweight In Session that blends Sharda’s love of melody and speed with the finesse of a true great.

The mix is a victory lap following the release of Sharda’s incendiary ‘Champagne Circuits’ EP, which revs from a tidy 127bpm all the way through to a scream-if-you-wanna-go-faster 170bpm. It’s music that’ll make you want to break the speed limit; tracks that bang harder than funfair waltzers on a humid summer night. Pass the Lambrini will ya?

Sharda, real name unknown, was always destined for sticky dancefloors and strobe lights. Speed garage and too many sessions of Ridge Racer in the arcades of his Leicester hometown informed his moves in the studio, with releases starting to drift onto SoundCloud midway through the last decade. Overlooked back then by only the most tenacious of speed freaks, Sharda has slowly but surely become a bastion of rocket-fuelled, UK-centric dance music and the word is spreading. No fucks given, no holds barred.

Given the velocity of Sharda’s In Session it’s no wonder that the Dom-sippin’ Don is aligned with ruckus-causing labels like Local Action, Coil, Kiwi and Swing Ting. Get high, play this loud and never come down.

'Champagne Circuits' is out not via Local Action

Tracklist:

Sharda - Exhaust
Sharda - Get Down
Smokey Bubblin' B - Better Run (Mind Of A Dragon Remix)
Sharda - Alpine
Sharda - Back 2 Me vs Top Cat
Kettama - G Town in Effekt
Sharda - Keep It
Deejay Burkie - When the Morning Comes (Get Wild Mix)
Trotters Independent Traders - Gotta Believe
Sharda - Tunnel Vision
DJ Pooch - Let the Bass Roll
Ayako Saso - Feeling Over
Sharda - Replay
Twin Town - Sucka
Inkke - Fuk Dat
DJ Funk - Pump It
Anz - Type Four
Sharda - ???
Tales Of the Underground - Bliss Overdose
Sharda - Memory
Sharda ft. Gemma Dunleavy - Nobody Else
Carpainter - Mission Accepted (Otira Remix)
Big Shot - License To Stomp (Sharda Edit)
Sully - X Plus Y
D.O.B Project - Some Justice ’95
Sharda - Firewire
Top Cat - Ruffest Gun Ark
Shabba Ranks - Let’s Get It On (Beef Joint)
Lynx - Bobby Says feat. Hellrazor & Bobby Esmond
Dj Seduction - Imagination
Alex Whitehouse & Charlie H - In Your Mind
Sharda - Rowdy Boy Ringroad

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