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Live Review: Isa has your pre-Secret Garden vibes sorted with this fiery guest mix

16 February 2018 | 10:59 am | Emma Jones

With Secret Garden just around the corner, Sydney DJ Isa has put together a snapshot of what we can expect at the LETS'IN stage!

SECRET GARDEN is one of Sydney's most loved boutique events, with a focus not on the biggest and best acts that money can buy, but their love of their community and providing a unique experience year in, year out. Of course, it helps that the line up is always stacked with exciting emerging talent spread out over multiple stages, and this year's event is no exception.

From the main stage that will feature DZ DEATHRAYSTHE HARPOONSSTELLA DONNELLY and more to specific, niche stages that turn the festival into a choose-your-own-adventure wonderland like CAMP QUEEN FITNESSTGI SECRET GARDENTHE COSMOTEQUE and more, each stage is decked out in its own theme specific to the vibes on offer, so when you're wandering through the forest stumbling upon different settings it really does feel like you've tripped down the rabbit hole.

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One particular stage we're excited about is LET'SIN, which is focussed on femme power. Curated by MATKA, who spearheaded the CARMEN VERANDA stage last year with AMRITA, once again there is a stack of exciting DJs and performers from Sydney and beyond like JADE LE FLAYMOWGLI MAYJADE ZOEKING IVYEMISUL and ISA, who has kindly put together an absolutely stellar mix for us to get us even more in the mood to let our hair down and let go of our inhibitions next weekend.

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Packed with her favourite booming, bass heavy tracks that include RnB remixes, hip-hop tracks and just straight up bangers, ISA (who recently #rebranded from Pop Rocks) has delivered a 20-minute snapshot into what we can expect next weekend at the LET'SIN stage, and it has us absolutely itching to get back in the forest. If you were lucky enough to get tickets before they completely sold out, congratulations and get ready for a weekend like no other. Catch the mix below now and be sure to tune in to hear the mix on our radio show on FBi Radio this Saturday from 5-6pm. You can hear it on 94.5, DAB+ or stream online at


Cherry Bomb (No Chorus Edit) - NCT 127

Tomboy - Princess Nokia

Work - DUCKY

I'm a Ho - Disco D

Pussy on Fire - Miss Blanks

Ch00k Ch00k Tare (ft. Chippy Nonstop) - Kreayshawn

I Shyne - Carnage & Lil Pump

Rojo - Rico Nasty

Bartier Cardi (Ebony Boadu Remix) - Cardi B

Werkin' Girls - Angel Haze

Batata - Lavender Llama

Where My Girls - Dai Burger

Pose (Salva Remix) - Rihanna (ft. Travis Scott)

Cobra Charm (ft. Sophie Grophy) - Strict Face

The Weekend (SBF Jersey Club Remix) - SZA


Starring, in alphabetical order:


Alex The Astronaut • Angie McMahon • Billy Davis & The Good Lords • Boat Show • Bris 182 • Broadway Sounds • DZ Deathrays • Ecca Vandal • The Harpoons • Heaps Gay & Friends • Holy Holy • Lanks • Mezko • Miss Blanks • Odette • Paces • Vaudeville Smash • WAAX


Aaron Manhattan • Andee Frost • Beau Kirq • Betty Grumble • Chrissy • Estée Louder • GAFF E • Joe Pol • Lauren Hansom • Megana Holiday • Matt Format • Mirã Bõru • Radha La Bia • Simon Caldwell • Stelly Gappasauress • Sveta • Vibe Positive


Aegean Sun • Dom Alessio & Friends • Dream Rimmy • Eilish Gilligan • Exhibitionist • Froyo Gusher DJs • Inner West Reggae Disco Machine • JEFFE • Ojikae • Rich-Spanning-Time • Stella Donnelly • The Tarantinos • Totally Unicorn •

+ Dinosaur City ft. Babey • Big White • Fritz • Opal • Phanosland • Spike Vincent • Sunscreen • Sweater Curse 


Ayebatonye • BUSY • Catlyf •Ebony Boadu • Fire Dancers • G Coo • Isa (aka Pop Rocks) • Jade Le Flay • Jade Zoe • King IV (Live) • Lupa Howl and The Shewolves • Manic Pixie • Matka • Mowgli May • Seduna • Yemisul


Clarissa Mei • Cressy • Doris • GC OConnor • Godtet The Goods • Keep It Disco • KRYSTEL Diola • Lex Deluxe • Love Deluxe • Maja Bajy • Natalia • The Pleasure of Gwen • Price • Rebecca Hatch • Rydeen • Sidehustle  • Wallace


Adi Toohey • Andy Garvey • Big Ting Recordings • Bubble Babies • DJ Meta Etcetera • E Davd (Live) • Jasmine Peters • Katia Avorodis • Lazy Susan • Oscar Mike • Slamb • Spiderdog • Swerve • Whipper Sisters 


Awards Ceremony • Brendan De La Hay • Confetti Gun • Disney Karaoke • Dolly Magazine (Live) • Genitals of the Animal Kingdom • Good Morning Secret Garden • Is This Your Life?! • Jazz Therapy • Karlee Tiana • Lou P Scarlett • Nude For Jesus Dance Party • Porcelain Alice • Post-ITS • quad bike • Reverse Burlesque - The Damsels De-Stress • Ring! The! Bell! • Rosie Rivette • Steph Broadbridge • Mystery Bachelor Or Bachelorette


Sit down banquet (tix avail) • SG feasting Hall • French Champagne • Good Beer • Pimms • Espresso Martinis and The Usual Delights 


The Applause Audience • Ghost-E-OKE • Witch Dr • Aluminium Hat Making Classes (And Parade) • Corn Hole • Hot Wing Eating Comp • Porno Story Time • Formal Photos • The Kissing Booth • Wheel-Of-Fortuuuune • Trojan Party Horse • Doyle’s Farmhouse • Pub Trivia • Pre’s & Afters at Bec’s • Rancho Relaxo • Rave Cave • Shout Something Nice Bar • Sound of Silence • Tentacruel Cinema • Village Wisdom • Speed Mating

Words by Emma Jones