Placed firmly at the epicentre of Bristol’s currently buoyant house music scene, Shanti Celeste has already proved her salt as a multi-talented artist over the course of the last twelve months. From her work as a producer, DJ, vocalist, label-owner and promoter, what’s strikingly clear from all of it is a connoisseur’s taste in house, disco, techno and electro that belies her young age.
Earning her stripes working behind the counter at Bristolian record shopping institution Idle Hands, Chilean-born Celeste has gradually become one of the city’s finest purveyors of swung and funky electronic rhythms in a variety of guises, deftly highlighted by the range and quality of her production output so far.
Be it on the toughened up NY garage-inflections of her debut on her own BRSTL imprint (which she co-runs with Rhythmic Theory and Idle Hands boss, Chris Farrell), the hazed-out vocal house of her 12” on Idle Hands, or the mix of melodically rich techno, electro and house on her EP for Julio Bashmore’s Broadwalk imprint, what’s apparent on all of them is Shanti’s passion for club tracks that not only make you dance, but have the power to unify a room. Expect to see her second 12” single for the BRSTL label soon, and she will also be continuing to run her Housework club night in her adopted city. Read more