Charlie Villas is one of Sydney’s favourite party starters and most in-demand DJs. A vibe maker and dance floor legend. A master of combining styles in unexpected ways. Think disco and Prince, Paradise Garage and music from legendary New York clubs, Glitterbox with 80s boogie mixed with global heat and memories from the best house party you’ve ever been to. This is the spirit of Charlie Villas.
Charlie is a staple at the best parties. Internationally, she has played sets at The Glory in London, at Paris’ favourite late-night venue Le Comptoir Général, in Tokyo in the city’s legendary women’s only bar - Goldfinger and in Bali at the internationally renowned beachfront venue, Karma Beach Club. At home in Australia, she can regularly be seen behind the decks at Heaps Gay, Honcho Disko and Poof Doof. In 2022, she appeared at Summer Camp Festival in Sydney Australia’s first touring Pride festival, where she played on the mainstage alongside Years & Years, Big Freedia, Ladyhawke, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Veronicas, Cubsport and more!
Her life-long obsession for music sparked in her teens collecting disco and soul vinyl. Her deep knowledge and love of music from all around the world has seen her work as a music consultant for film and television working at Universal Music Publishing and for retail and hospitality giants at SBA Music, and curating soundtracks for luxury brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton as well as Adidas, Aesop, Google, Mighty Nice, Screen Australia and Uniqlo. In 2022, she was invited by Jonny Seymour of Stereogamous to help music direct for Sydney fashion designer Gary Bigeni, for his show and spectacular return to Australian Fashion Week. She was also invited to play the launch of Sydney Modern Project, the new wing of the Art Gallery of NSW alongside legendary local acts Ngaiire and Rüfüs Du Sol. She also has a monthly residency at the coolest addition to the hotel landscape in Eora, Ace Hotel Sydney.
Day For Night: The Pleasure Arc (Sydney World Pride, 2022)