MEANJIN - BRISBANE
DJ, PRODUCER, LIVE ACT/MUSICIAN
HOUSE, TECH HOUSE, ACID
Describe your past year in one sentence...
A character development year, it’s been great to take a chance to slow down, make music and experiment in the studio.
How did you end up as part of the music industry?
I was always a mad keen punter at events with a curious ear wanting to know how music could be mixed so it was natural for me to learn how to DJ and I haven’t really looked back since! My producer journey started in 2018 after playing a few festivals and wanting to come back with my own music for the next one. I’m always looking for something to scheme and dream, so in 2019 with some close friends of mine, I decided to give promoting a crack and started a melodic techno night called stomp. The Big C then hit so we're on hiatus but stay tuned...
I hope to see equal opportunities and space created for all First Nations, People of Colour, Female Identifying, Queer, Trans and Non-Binary people in roles that can otherwise be heavily male-dominated
Tell us about your sound/work...
My sound is dance music - acid and bass-driven house & techno. I work predominantly within Ableton and Logic Pro X incorporating live analog synthesizers and vocals. I just added a drum machine into the mix so pretty excited for my upcoming records to have some big infectious dance nrg.
Do you have any new work coming out that you'd like to tell us about?
I’m really stoked to have my Acid Journey Mix of my track Orbit dropping on the 25th of February. I was inspired by outdoor raves and doofs to go deep on this one with my 303 sound and I’m pretty happy with how it all came together.
How do you practice self-care?
Reconnecting with nature, swimming laps à la Claudia-Karvan-Secret-Life-Of-Us style and cooking a delicious meal is key for me.
What’s the best part about being in the music industry?
Sharing music and connecting with other people whether that be taking a dancefloor on a journey with me during a DJ set or collaborating on a track with another artist. South East Queensland is a really buzzy corner of energy with so many people working on different projects and genres - some of my best friends I met through music so that is pretty special.
What are your predictions for the future of dance music and the industry?
I hope to see equal opportunities and space created for all First Nations, People of Colour, Female Identifying, Queer, Trans and Non-Binary people in roles that can otherwise be heavily male-dominated; such as promoting and running events, managing artists, agency bookings and engineering work like mixing and mastering records.
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