Scarlett O’Malley brings the energy and enthusiasm of youth combined with a wealth of musical knowledge way beyond her years. Born and raised in West London but now making her mark around Europe, she is a new breed of DJ doing things on her own terms. Her tireless passion for the scene has made her one of online radio’s busiest talents. She is well known and respected for interviewing legends and trailblazers with a uniquely down-to-earth but probing style on stations like Foundation FM, whynow radio and Totally Wired Radio. She also hosts and produces her own Youth Club podcast which merges her passion for music, history and subculture. She runs her own party and mix series The Soul Exchange. She is a resident at Disco Disco. Despite all this, Scarlett is only just getting started.
Scarlett’s music collection is rooted in soul but reaches deep into house and disco as well as jazz, funk, Latin and beyond. Her earliest years saw her play on radio at Uni, running national events for Itchy Feet and doing three seasons in Ibiza. After returning home to London and going full bore at music, she soon became known for wide-ranging DJ sets that explore left field sounds, UKG, acid and funk. They have taken her to clubs like Pikes Ibiza and Motion Bristol as well as Corsica Studios, Night Tales and The Cause in London and festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival and 51st State.
All of this has made Scarlett one of the most exciting new talents in dance music, and brands have been quick to take note. Her own The Soul Exchange started off at Notting Hill Arts Club has now held parties at Pop Brixton, has nearly 50 mixes online and will soon become a reissue label releasing soul, rare groove, and disco records. Because of this, Glastonbury signed up TSE to run The Meeting Place bar stage for a day, but the pandemic sadly put paid to that. She has also DJed and written for Fred Perry at launch events and Record Store Day, been interviewed by Doc Martens about music and subculture, and guested on the likes of NTS, Rinse and Netil radio.
Because of her deep-rooted knowledge, Scarlett is often asked to host panels for the likes of Lockdown Live sponsored by Nordic Spirit, film collective Nights Global at NikeLab 1948, various panels about the music industry at the Roundhouse and has also twice hosted the Women In Music conference in Nottingham. On top of this, she has hosted events for International Women’s Day to raise money for Solace Women’s Aid, appeared on the BBC talking about advice for DJs going sober in the rave and so much more.