- 08 Apr 21
Louise DaCosta started DJing over 10 years ago while still in her teens, learning her craft in the hometown venue RedRooms Derry, supporting the likes of Calvin Harris, Claude Von Stroke and Benny Benassi whilst still finishing her A-Levels.
Producer, DJ and founder of DaCosta Records, Louise DaCosta, has shared her brand new single in the form of 'All For The Disco'.
DaCosta was raised in Derry, Northern Ireland, and attended Queens University Belfast. Later taking up a DJ residency at Kellys/Lush of Portrush, Envy Derry - the only LGBTQ club in the north west, and other venues across Ireland; Louise began writing and releasing music with multiple labels and touring internationally.
To date, DaCosta has scores three consecutive No. 1s on Beatport as well as dozens of Top 10s & Top 20 commercial chart successes. After working with numerous studios, Louise decided to take control of my own music, launching her own label in 2019 - DaCosta Records. Created for dance and electronic releases, Louise also formed sister label DaCosta Rocks to release indie/alternative/rock music with a major push on homegrown talent.
"Only two per cent of all music producers are female or non-binary, as such essentially everything we hear is through a patriarchal prism," the producer says. "DaCosta Records want to change this and are fully committed to equalising music. We want to make & hear music that reflects the society in which we live."
The project now has over 250 releases across both labels, earning major radio play and critical acclaim for her artists. DaCosta launched the label with her debut album, Vim Vitae.
Louise was mainly a live touring act until the pandemic, which saw her entire touring and events schedule cancelled. As a reaction to the gloom of lockdown, the DJ took all my live show energy and put it into her music, creating euphoric music to dance to when the current crisis ends.
"'All for the Disco' is part of my album project, which is to be released this year," DaCosta tells Hot Press.
"It's all about those happy sunny disco vibes looking forward to good times ahead when we can dance together again!"
Louise has at least one new track released on the 21st of every month ahead of her upcoming album, and is currently scoring a play abut LGBTQ experiences in the North of Ireland - slated to be premiered in Dublin's Abbey Theatre. Always busy, DaCosta is also working on a film soundtrack project and fronts a weekly radio show every Friday on Global Radio Cork.
Listen to 'All For The Disco' below: