Lime interview - Music
EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
In this exclusive interview Lime magazine catches up with the first lady of Digital Soundboy
Congratulations on your debut single ‘fever’, the track has been deemed as a fresh sound for 2012. Tell us a bit about the single...
For the single I really tried to capture a memory from when I first discovered dance music.
You teamed up with Elizabeth Troy, how would you describe that whole experience?
She’s amazing, she is a legend. I have always been a big fan of her music. She has been on my list of people that I most like to work. Shy who’s my manager has known her for a while so he hooked us up with the studio sessions. She was really cool to work with and she’s so wise and gives me good advice. We literally shot the video in a day, we’ve good chemistry and we just had fun with it.
So you’ve become the first lady of Digital Soundboy, how does it feel?
I don’t know! I don’t know what it’s like to be a man with Digital Soundboy. I’m kind of just treated like everyone else.
When did your journey with music begin for you?
I probably heard UK garage or underground, when I was about 12 or 13 years old. I grew up in Melfort, British Columbia so I had to really source it out. I spent a lot of time listening to Ministry of Sound compilations. There were a group of about four of us. Everyone thought we were crazy as it was bizarre to them.
You have already done some work with Shy FX and Liam Bailey, what’s next?
I have loads of stuff on the go. I would like to release another single by the end of the summer. But I don’t like to give too much away; I like to surprise people. I’m also working towards an album. So my life revolves around writing music.
You have also recently been announced as a new Radio 1 DJ for their monthly 'In New DJs We Trust' slot, alongside Mosca and Julio Bashmore, how exciting...
I can’t believe that I actually got the show. I had done a pilot way back last year and they made me wait forever. I like being a radio presenter. I like to bring as much music as possible. I like to bring good vibes.
What would you say is your favourite genre?
I can’t say I have a favourite genre. I would say rave or carnival music. I have favourite tracks. Now is exciting times for music everyone is doing something different.
‘Bright Young Things’: What advice would you give to young people who are passionate about music?
My advice would be to honestly be yourself, to have your own style and your own taste. The second that you start doing that, the crowd likes your vibe off that’s really important. Be true to your own style and taste.
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