Welcome to Wavezoo In Session #22! In this exclusive interview, we dive deep into the captivating world of DJ DivaJ. Join us as we unravel her remarkable journey, from her origins as a music enthusiast to her emergence as a skilled DJ.
Discover her influences, memorable performances, and insights on the evolving role of DJs in the age of streaming and on-demand music.
Get ready to be inspired and intrigued by the enchanting story of DJ DivaJ. Let’s dive in!
1. How did you start DJing? Tell us about your origins
Music has always been an important part of my life. I have listened to and played music for the joy of others since I can remember!
In 2019, just before the pandemic started, I resumed DJ spirit after many years of hiatus. I was influenced to start DJing by a friend of mine who is an excellent soul & party music DJ for many years ago.
2. Who would you say are your influences?
When it comes to influences, I find inspiration in a diverse range of DJs and artists who have made a significant impact on the music industry. One of the qualities I truly admire in DJs is their ability to wholeheartedly embrace the crowd and create a truly immersive experience. Among the multitude of talented individuals in the industry, there are a few contemporary producers and DJs who have captured my attention and left an enduring influence on my own musical journey.
Michael Gray is undoubtedly one of the artists who has had a profound impact on my DJing style. His ability to infuse classic sounds with a modern twist is truly remarkable. Gray’s infectious grooves and intricate production techniques have played a crucial role in shaping my understanding of dance music and its ability to transcend generations.
Another artist who has greatly influenced me is Purple Disco Machine. His distinctive blend of disco and house music has an undeniable charm that captivates audiences worldwide. The way he seamlessly combines funky basslines, infectious melodies, and soulful vocals is a testament to his exceptional talent as a producer and DJ. Purple Disco Machine’s ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia while keeping the dance floor energized has taught me the importance of creating a balanced and dynamic atmosphere during my own performances.
In addition, I must mention Martina Budde as another influential figure in my DJing journey. Her eclectic selection of tracks and her ability to seamlessly blend different genres have consistently impressed me. Budde’s versatility and willingness to experiment with various musical styles have inspired me to step outside my comfort zone and explore new sounds, allowing me to create unique and memorable sets for my audiences.
3. What do you think about the future of DJing? Where we are headed?
When envisioning the future of DJing, it is evident that the role of a DJ will continue to hold immense significance and evolve in response to the changing landscape of music consumption, particularly in the age of streaming and on-demand music. In this digital era, where access to an endless array of music is just a few clicks away, the role of a DJ as a curator and music creator becomes even more crucial.
While technology has made it easier for individuals to access and discover music on their own, the role of a skilled DJ extends far beyond simply playing tracks. DJs possess a unique ability to curate and craft seamless musical journeys, transcending individual songs and creating immersive experiences for their audience. They have the expertise to read the crowd, understand the atmosphere, and select tracks that evoke specific emotions and energy levels.
4. What can people expect from your shows?
I am broad and versatile as a DJ. I am passionate about creating a pleasant atmosphere and it is super important to me that the music that is played creates well-being, attracts parties and dancing and makes people want to stay in one place for a long time.
5. What would be the party of your dreams that you would like to participate in?
I’d love to play at an Glitterbox event or at a big festival, like Lollapalloza.
6. What has been your most memorable performance so far? Why was it so special?
The first time I played for a packed dancefloor, when it wasn’t even planned. It was magic to get the energy from the crowd and after that I was totally hooked.
7. Let the people know what is going on in your life
I have a packed gig agenda for May and June which I’m so grateful for. Trying also to make sure there are new mixes from me once a month and networking and trying to expand my reach across Europe.
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