photography Julia Sixtensson

Dr. Martens x DJ Suzy ”Archive Sandals” Collection

Written by Emelie Bodén

In the vibrant tapestry of Stockholm's music scene, DJ Suzy emerges as a beacon of innovation, infusing her tracks with a unique technicolor glow. Amidst a landscape known for its precise pop melodies and dark metal undertones, DJ Suzy defies conventions, crafting soulful compositions reminiscent of Erykah Badu's groove, Mariah Carey's vocal prowess, and the introspective depths of Tyler, The Creator's flat-7th side. But DJ Suzy is more than a songwriter; she is a world-builder that crafts songs and videos rich with symbolism, cultural references and personal insights. This collage is the DJ Suzy experience. Her musical gift and crystal-clear artistic vision make chaotic emotion become pop perfection.

Adding yet another layer to her artistic canvas, DJ Suzy is poised to embark on a thrilling collaboration with Dr. Martens' archive sandal collection. Wearing the Laketen Mule and the Wrenlie Fisherman Sandal, DJ Suzy embodies the timeless 90s nostalgia that Dr. Martens’ new collection is all about.

What DJ:s or musicians inspire you the most?
My friends that also makes music, but lately I’ve been listening KARRAHBOO, I like her style ;)

What is the best place you’ve performed?
When I had just released my first EP I’m still changing, we had a release party and all my friends were there. It was so special.

Do you have any way to prepare to go onstage?
Where the f*** do I even begin haha.. I massage my voice with different techniques, voice warm ups and straw phonation. I stretch, do yoga and meditate. Also me and my keyboardist have started a secret handshake that we do right before going on stage - But that’s all I can tell you haha.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to become an artist?
Believe in your ideas even though everyone might not get you at first. Trust what comes easy to you but still be open to try new things regarding collaborations and goals.

Can you share any upcoming projects or goals you have?
I’m releasing new music this spring! My first single is called Digital girl and will be out everywhere on May 16th! <3

Can you tell us about your experience as a DJ and an artist so far?
What I love the most is playing live and especially when you feel like the audience is responding to the energy I give out because I can feel it bouncing right back x2 and that is amazing! But it also feels just as good when I just finished writing a new song that I’m obsessed with so I’d say it’s 50/50.

What genre of music do you listen to that inspires you?
Swedish jazz and hip hop but everything can inspire me, I'm not really genre based.

What was the best part about collaborating with Dr. Martens?
Hard to say, maybe actually just wearing the shoes they looked good they smelled good I feel so fresh starting out the summer in them!

Do you have any connection to the 90s style that has inspired the Archive Sandal collection from Dr. Martens that makes these pieces special to you?
I’m a 90s baby, born and raised!

Link to Dr. Martens ”Archive Sandals” Collection with DJ Suzy here! (Archive Fisherman Wrenlie Black) and here! (Archive Laketen Mule Charro)

Link to DJ Suzy's spotify here!

photography Julia Sixtensson