Siobhan Bell has been on an upward trajectory ever since she started DJing as a resident for east London club night Work It in 2010. Back then, both she and Work It were known for bringing a much-needed dose of fun, freedom, and '90s R&B to the city’s nightlife: in the years since, her repertoire has only become more colorful, weaving in bouncy Jersey club and trap beats. And speaking of colors, she’s also channelled her passion for standing out from the crowd into her brand Cherryade Hair, a line of dip-dyed hair extensions in bold summer hues—which shares a name with her occasional pop club night.
When she’s not being tapped by brands like Moschino and Versus Versace or artists like Skepta and A$AP Mob to DJ their parties, Bell currently holds down two monthly NTS shows (one by herself, and one as part of the PDA collective), and is set to appear at festivals around the world this summer—not least, The FADER stage at Field Day this June. Not to mention, she's started branching out into producing her own beats; check her Soundcloud for bass-heavy edits of Destiny's Child and more. The FADER caught up with London's busiest young tastemaker on the phone to find out how she keeps her chill.