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Miss Diamond DJ: Interviewed!
We have a very special guest interview today with none other than Miss Diamond DJ.
She’ll be giving us the low-down on what she’s about, where she’s playing, and some valuable tips & tricks for getting started in the world of DJing to boot! Okay, show time …
Q1: Hi Miss Diamond, could you introduce yourself and how you got started DJing?
Sure, I`m Miss Diamond Djane, brazilian based in Switzerland, professional DJ since 5 years and of course, a music lover! :-)
I started DJing as a hobby, when I was still living in Brazil, playing around in friend`s parties and so on….then later, I started wondering if this could become a cool job and I decided to invest professionally on the carreer.
I came to Europe in 2009, went to the DJ Academy in Ministry of Sound London, and there, after the pick me up for a performance in the club, other invitations started coming from around the world…..since then I`m on the route, playing and doing what I really love to do.
Q2: What does an avg. day look for you?
Usually during the week (when I`m not traveling) I wake up early, then check mails, work on the burocratic things what are involved with my carreer, then go for Logic to produce something, basically I work on computer the all morning….at afternoon is time to give classes (I teach Djing for groups and also particular classes).
After 6pm is time to care about myself with fitness, yoga, jogging…..and at evening just relax for the next day.
In the weekends everything is different, sometimes I fly 1 or 2 days before the proper performance, so each time is a surprise and that doesn`t let me have a routine. I don`t have days of rest in a week, I just have evenings of rest, in the end :-)
Q3: What have been the greatest influential items (or people) in your DJing?
I think my brazilian way to live and party is the biggest thing people recognize on my performances, since the look till the music style, that makes part of me and I guess it`s what makes things work, I always present my true and people see that.
Q4: What kind of equipment do you have behind the DJ booth?
Usually I play with Traktor Scratch Pro (with vinyl as timecode, so Technics turntables are always welcome), X1 Controller for Traktor and the most part of times I have a Pioneer mixer also, 800 or higher.
Q5: What does the future look like for you, in DJing?
I think more about present, right now I do what I love and I hope that goes longer….but in pratical terms, I have a new remix coming out called “Je T`aime” in partnership with very talented artists from the group Flip da Scrip what will be released on the next month.
That will be for sure my biggest shot for this summer and I hope everybody like it. Out of that, I`m traveling much more this year, and I would like to visit other countries where I`ve have not been yet, such Morocco, India, Thailand and so on…..
Q6: What message would you like to share with DJ’s just starting out?
I would say invest in knowledge first, be professional, know your own value and make yourself different, that`s all.
Q7: Is there anything else you’d like to add before you go?
I would like just to invite all of you for my fan page, where you can have more info about me, listen and download my sets, watch pictures and so on, the link is http://www.facebook.com/DJ.Miss.Diamond , thanks for the interview, kisses from Miss Diamond :-***
I want to send a very special thanks to Miss Diamond DJ for giving up a bit of her time to answer these questions. I hope you got a good glimpse of the DJ world and would like to extend any other interviews for DJ’s out there that want to give the inside scoop about the EDM world – get in touch with me. As for everything else, go over and take a look at the FB page and check out the bumpin’ tunes from Miss Diamond DJ. Over and out.
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