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Tearing Up Dance Floors in Monumental Fashion: Let's Meet Miss Monument

Updated: Apr 22

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We're so excited to continue our Brighton Mixtapes Series. Since the success of our beloved Berlin Mixtapes Series, which has featured awesome guests so far, we are on a mission to showcase more of the exciting talent that is right on our doorstep.

Next up we welcome the amazing Sarah AKA Miss Monument who is well known for her versatile sets and playlists, and is as comfortable tearing up floors with the latest breaks and bass, as she is pumping out hardcore and techno.

This cross over of genres has crafted a fluid techno style of her own, with key tribal influences creating a hypnotic journey on the dance floor, which has been gaining momentum over the past few years across the techno specific dance floors of her adopted home town of Brighton (Size, Sonic Alchemy), the clubs of London (Stay Up Forever, Rebel Alliance, Fold, etc), and many festivals around the UK and the world (including regular sets at Glastonbury and Boomtown).

Sarah has been hosting a monthly show on Brighton's very own 1BTN radio station for over a year now, constantly searching for fresh new beats, building core followers to her sound. We caught up with Sarah to find out more.

Hi Sarah, how are you and what have you been up to these past couple of weeks?

Hey! It’s been a busy few weeks, mainly just constantly searching through music and compiling multiple playlists such as one for this mixtape plus for my radio show on 1BTN last week. I also played over the Easter weekend for Stompaphunk, so enjoyed going down that rabbit hole with my music and I’ve got a couple of recorded radio show requests coming up alongside other projects. Basically my time recently has turned 100% music focused.

How long have you been DJing?

I bought my decks in the summer of 2005 – and started from that day onwards, so 18 years.

Miss Monument

What inspired you to start DJing?

I never intended to be a DJ initially – I’m just one of those people who likes to know how things work and will always give something a try. I definitely wouldn’t have thought I'd be standing on a stage confidently in front of a crowd within the first year of starting!

I spent years on a dance floor first, I just loved the freedom of the rave. I then linked up with a group of mates out in Berkshire who were involved in pirate radio, and all of a sudden I’m in an environment where I can actually watch behind the scenes, and in usual Sarah style, I announced I'd like to have a go at that.

So my mate helped me get a set of technics off eBay, I didn’t own a single record at the time, and the rest is history.