An Exclusive Interview with Roxie

Hey there, music lovers! Today, we have a special treat for you. We had the pleasure of sitting down

An Exclusive Interview with Roxie

Hey there, music lovers! Today, we have a special treat for you. We had the pleasure of sitting down with the talented female DJ and music producer, Roxie. She’s been making waves in the industry with her unique sound and infectious beats.

1) How did you get into djing and music production?

I have been playing music since I was young, starting with the guitar. One day, I had the chance to see David Guetta perform at the NRJ Music Awards and fell in love with electro music. It was only after attending many festivals that I really wanted to try my hand at DJing. In 2020, I took the leap and bought a controller, starting to learn on my own. A few months later, instead of starting events, all the bars and clubs closed due to Covid. It was only after a whole year of lockdown and live streaming on social media that I decided to take production courses. I started with mashups to get a hold of the process, and now I am producing my own tracks. My first track, “Move,” will be released in a few weeks.

2) What types of music do you enjoy playing as a DJ?

So far, I like every kind of electronic music. In my sets, I always mix several types such as bass house, dance music, future rave, tech house, big room, etc.

I like to create stories. My sets have a beginning and an end. In between, I want to take the audience by the hand and lead them on a journey. They will be surprised by the succession of songs and styles, while the composition unfolds. They will feel the thrill when we reach the conclusion.

3) What do you think sets DJing apart from other performing arts?

DJing has a unique capacity to manipulate music that other arts do not possess. You can effortlessly combine various tracks and sounds to create something entirely new, which gives off a unique vibe.

4) How has your musical taste evolved over the years?

As a teenager, I listened to Muse, Nirvana, and more secretly, Tokio Hotel. A few years later, I had the chance to see David Guetta at the NRJ Music Awards in France. His set sent shivers down my spine! It was at that moment that I started getting into electro. It didn’t take long until I was completely hooked. The turning point was a performance by Steve Aoki. His show and the way he connected with the audience completely shook me. Today, Steve Aoki remains my main influence, but I also follow other DJ performers like Nervo and Timmy Trumpet.

5) What’s been your biggest challenge as a female DJ and music producer?

My biggest challenge is the challenge faced by all women in general. The world of DJs, like many others, is predominantly male-dominated. Women only account for 20% and among them, even fewer are booked as headliners in festivals. We have to fight to show that we are here and can deliver the same performance.

6) What do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m a huge fan of Formula 1. I love the thrill of the race, the sense of speed, and the roaring sounds of the engines. It inspires me a lot! If you pay close attention, you will hear engines and radio comments on some of my edits. I may even release a dedicated track for this, who knows?!

7) What advice would you give to another female DJ and music producer starting out in her career?

Believe in yourself and don’t give up. It won’t be easy and it takes time until everything really starts. Focus on your goal and be yourself!

8) Can you give us a sneak peek about your latest song “Move”? When we can expect to hear this masterpiece?

“Move” is my first track, and you can imagine that it’s very personal. Despite being timid and far from a professional singer, I dared to put my voice in it, and I’m really proud of the result. “Move” is a message of joy and a call to dance. It will be released on every major streaming platform on May 12th. Are you ready to dance with me?

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