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When did you start DJing?

I started DJing in May 2017; however, I fell in love with electronic music 12 years ago in 2005. I have been dancing and attending shows since then, when it was underground and just starting to emerge into what it is today.

What is your current inspiration?

One of my first ever shows I saw Anne Savage in 2005. That was one of the first times I became inspired by female DJs. This followed suit with first ever hearing mixes by Tianna J. and DJ Bree. I remember listening to those mixes over and over, and then i would see them play at the Y Afterhours. Seeing strong, independent female DJs play some of the most amazing sets I have ever heard - that have given me chills and made me cry. In a field dominated by male DJ after male DJ, they each had their own unique sound. From the beginning of listening to EDM, I never cared about genre or artist. I liked what made me dance and feel something emotional while listening to it. Fast forward 12 years later: I am still inspired by the same two DJs (Tianna & Bree), and in the last couple years have become friends with them as well. I still love watching them slay the decks and putting the boys to shame. They inspire me to do what I love. It doesn't matter if you are a female in a male dominated world, you need to go out and take what's yours and own it... so that's what I'm doing.

 

What genres would you categorize yourself into?

I started off not caring about genres, and I still abide by that today. If it sounds good together, I will put it together. I don't limit myself. Music has endless possibilities and that is what is so amazing about this.  Mixing music is not simply fading one track into a next. There is an art to it, because I am not just a DJ...I am an artist or musician. I tend to play more house though - except I don't differentiate between what style of house. Anything from minimal to tech to funky, jackin' to electro, and also UK garage, basslines, psytrance, and techno. I am currently trying to learn how-to spin break beats.

Do you have any influences?

I'm influenced by all the DJs I meet in some way, especially if we have a chance to play some music together. You learn something from everyone. Then, life in general. My music is guided emotionally, so I'm influenced constantly by what happens in my life.

Where can people see you play?

Currently I am a Y Afterhours DJ in Edmonton - I play there a couple times a month. Other than that, I am trying to play as often as i can. You can keep an eye on my Instagram or Facebook where I post regular updates of my upcoming shows.