The Femdex Podcast: Dalia Ahmed

Artist name: Dalia Ahmed
Current residence: Vienna
Label/Crew: Radio FM4
Profession(s)/Project(s): Dalia’s Late Night Lemonade (every Saturday, 9 p.m. on FM4)

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

Actually it’s kind of inspired by the “Black Panther” movie. After watching (and loving) it I started thinking a lot about the culture and music of the African diaspora and how people living on and off the continent still share some form of a cultural connection. So this mix moves through different black genres and musics.

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

When I first started being really interested in music as a teenager I was a total indie-kid. And I think one of my first omg-i-love-this-band-so-much bands were the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s.

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

I actually have no idea when that happened. But I guess around the time I started going out more.

Tell us about one of your best/worst/weirdest DJ experiences.

A week ago, I was djing outside Vienna and had some of the oddest audience members and requests ever. One guy came up on stage walked all the way to me and told me to “play something with a beat. Like techno or something”. A couple was kissing while leaning onto the booth and kept pushing it back. And would not move away until finally they fell over together and just kept passionately making out on the grimey floor in the middle of everyone dancing around them. And one woman kept alternately requesting Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue (I love both, but not in the middle of just any set). She asked 5 times (3 times Minogue and 2 Lady Gaga). And those are just the top 3 stories of that night.

Favourite BPM.

At home it’s 80-90 and 
in the club it’s 130-140.

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A great opening track for a DJ set:

Our last featured artist Agnes Aves would like to know what place or party to play in Vienna would you recommend?

Inside the bubble there’s a lot of great promoters and audiences. I personally love playing at Rhinoplasty and On Fleek. Especially because of their audiences. Both very hype in their own ways.

Get in touch with our next artist Rugilè from Lithuania. What would you like to know?

What are the best aspects and highlights of the Vilnius party scene?

Curated by Hannah Christ (Minou Oram) and Li Falkensteiner (Misonica)


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