It was in 2009 that Belarusian DJ Sunny Raeva started her career in music, but she’s been dancing to DJs’ tunes in clubs since she can remember.
She’s been a resident DJ at various venues in both Dubai and Bahrain, playing her chilled-out ambient beats, which have influences from electronica, deep tech, house, minimal, dub and broken beat. “These days, I am very much influenced by minimal techno sounds from Romania,” she tells Time Out. “It has a very special feel and depth that represent what I try to achieve.” What exactly is that, you ask? “I love to combine different instruments of different countries in one beautiful picture of the world,” she explains.
“I am aiming at a music meant to influence the heart and open chakras.”
While that statement might be a bit on the hippy side for you, there’s no denying Sunny Raeva’s a talented lady, gathering a decent following, alongside her DJ friends from the Glassroom Entertainment collective.
“There are a lot of artists out there who Bahrain still hasn’t discovered,” she says.
“The electronic music scene here is only starting to grow up, but it will continue further. With the Glassroom team, we will make sure of that.”