DJ Polyesta creates a party with Global Beats and Ethno House. Polyesta is well known for her World Music and Balkan Beats sets, but because of her love for electronic music, she truly enjoys merging beats with ethnic music into a funky feel-good mix. She blends music from Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Europe like there are no borders, connecting cultures and people in dance. Polyesta’s style is flowing and feminine, uplifting and fun. “Dance is a celebration.”
Polyesta is a DJ on a mission: Bring world music to the clubs and festivals by mixing ethnic, acoustic sounds with electronic beats. She spices up dance music with samples and recordings of world music.
This Amsterdam based DJ started DJ-ing in the fall of 2005. Since then she has played at many festivals, parties and clubs.
Polyesta is resident at Ruigoord and Noorderlicht. She played several times in the well-known Amsterdam clubs Paradiso, Tropen Theater, Hotel Arena, Club Lite, Melkweg and many other venues in the city. She is a regular DJ for Little Buddha (Buddha Bar) Amsterdam and the Nomads (Supperclub) DJ team. She has been playing beyond Amsterdam and the Netherlands. She had a showcase at the prestigious festival and music trade fair Womex in Budapest. Polyesta played at Fusion Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Sfinks in Belgium and the Dutch favourites like: Mysteryland, Lowlands, Amsterdam Dance Event, Shoeless, Festival Mundial, Amsterdam Roots festival and Landjuweel.
Her music also took her to: Portugal, Paris, Copenhagen, Sweden, Cardiff, Bonn, Thessaloniki, India and Morocco.
Lately Polyesta has been experimenting with live music in her sets. Playing together with saxophone players, guitarists, vocalists and other instrumentalist has really enriched the experience.
Polyesta has been making remixes for personal use for a while. In 2015, together with her production partner DJ Mashti she made a remix for the Global Club Music Network / Womex remix EP.
Their remix of Oum’s Lik was released on 2 other compilation CDs. One of them them Buddha Bar 17.
More tracks were released on independent platforms like the Global Club Music Network / Wome compilations and more music is brewing.