As usual, you've been killing it on the music scene lately. Your new mix is super fun with so many different elements — love the combo of Beatles, Michael Jackson and EDM. What was your inspo?
I love that music is an escape, and in today’s world, I feel like we all really need one. I honestly started playing this set just to lift my spirits, and all of a sudden there was a party going on! These are all songs that take me to different points in my life and I love traveling through memories. I hope these songs make other people smile as much as they make me.
As with everything else, it's important to keep things spicy by literally mixing it up. How is this new mix different than your other mixes?
I generally theme mixes — could be based on an idea, a genre, a decade, even a feeling, but this one is a feeling that I wanted to achieve. I wanted to dance and smile and be silly, I wanted to go up, down, and upside down. Maybe this is a self portrait.
What would you say your music style is lately? How does this reflect in the places your playing?
My style always changes with venue. If I’m playing a festival, it’s going to be different than a brand party, but I always like to inject something fun. Even if I’m playing an all house set to thousands of people, I’ll throw in a recognizable sample or remix. I think music is about making people feel good and reading a room, and making it better than it was before. (Spoiler alert: at home I rarely listen to mixes, I’m most often listening to classical, jazz, or world music)
You used to solely live on the West Coast, but recently you've become a New York girl! Are you living bi-coastly now?
I am! It’s the best as I’ve split my adult years between LA and NYC, and now I get to basically be two places at once (they said it couldn’t be done)
How has officially moving to NYC changed your lifestyle in relation to DJ’ing?
New York is an amazing place to DJ, there’s an incredible range of places and parties to play. Of course I love the extended drinking hours because I can play a six hour set and really take people on a journey. I also think New Yorkers have different taste than Angelenos, and it’s fun to play new and varied songs. I also love that I can walk to one of my monthly residencies at Public Hotel. Now that’s something that doesn’t happen in LA!