A QUICK INTERVIEW AT BUKU FEST 2016 ON NEW ORLEANS OWN: DJ SOUL SISTER
How has New Orleans culture influenced your craft and growth?
That’s hard to answer, cause I could go on and on for days about it. I will say that New Orleans has a history of doing its own thing, from the inception of the city. I always felt that renegade spirit growing up here. And the New Orleans way of life has always integrated music. I like to do my own thing with music, and celebrate life while doing it. Can’t get more New Orleans than that.
What is your favorite part about spinning with vinyls?
I love vinyl. I describe the process of mixing with it like being on a rollercoaster. There’s a rush in blending two completely different songs on beat, sometimes in key, with no computer to help you. It’s like when you hold your hands up on the rollercoaster as it’s rushing down the track. If you’re doing it right, it feels like flying. If something’s making you do it wrong, you may as well be on the coaster with no seatbelt on. Lol.
What has been your favorite spot you ever rocked?
I don’t judge or necessarily remember great experiences by the spot, but more at the energy that I’m feeling. I’m very much focused inwards, so that I can translate really good feelings outwards, if that makes any sense. This is why I have to pray or meditate before any set I do. So no matter where I am, it can be my favorite. Every week is a favorite. They all just get better and better.
Word of wisdom to new creators today.
To new creators today? Be who YOU are, no one else. And, also, to quote George Clinton, no matter what, “It’s always gotten better by Thursday.”
Who is DJ Soul Sister in two words?