The Femdex Podcast: Welia


Femdex and PW-Magazine cooperate for a series of podcasts to highlight female talent from Vienna and around the globe.

Artist: Welia
Current residence: Vienna
Label/Crew: Sama Recordings
Profession(s)/Project(s): Student

Can you tell us about the ideas and inspirations behind this mix?

A few nights ago I dreamt I was crossing the desert wearing high-heels and at one point, sand turned into ice. I almost never remember my dreams but when I do it’s very intense. I found this whole scenario monstrous and somewhat absurd, and I wanted to transfer these feelings into a mix.

As far as you remember, what was your first song or band you fell in love with when you were a child or teenager?

I remember listening to The Cure’s album “Disintegration” on repeat.

Do you remember your first encounter with electronic music and can you elaborate on that?

While growing up, my parents explicitly forbade me to listen to charts music or to watch MTV because they thought this would have a negative effect on my education. My father has always been into the likes of Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Kraftwerk, so listening to his vinyls was the first encounter I ever had with music in general. Then as a teenager I discovered electronic music parties in Bucharest.

Tell us one of your worst DJ experiences.

It wasn’t actually that bad but I remember the first time I played in a bigger club, my hands were shaking while placing the needle on the records!

Tell us one of your best DJ experiences.

I started playing gigs only a few months ago and I’m happy every time I can share my music so I can’t really pick one. Maybe playing at Venster99 because it’s one of my favorite locations in Vienna right now.

Favourite BPM.

At home I listen to whatever sounds good regardless of music genre so the BPM doesn’t really matter, but when I play I usually don’t go faster than 118 BPM or so.

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A great opening track for a DJ set:

A track that always saves a dance floor:

A guilty pleasure:

Our last featured artist Virtual Geisha from Cracow would like to know what is a great track to play after a long closing set in the morning hours?

Crystal clear sound!

Get in touch with our next artist Eva Geist from Berlin. What would you like to know?

What inspires you the most in the city you live in?

Curated by Li Falkensteiner and Hannah Christ


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