Artist name: Joie De Fille
Current residence: Vienna
Profession(s)/Project(s): Industrial engineer / Schweiffels’ singer and guitarist
Can you tell us about the ideas and inspirations behind this mix?
I always take several records of different music genres with me and improvise during DJing mostly depending on my and the audience’s mood, unless it has to be a very specific set. Coming from Turkey, I enjoy integrating tunes into my DJ sets I grew up with or stuff I discover from eastern territories, so this was one idea. Featuring songs by local friends as well as artists who played for my event series Gravité during the past two years was another. To limit myself a bit I decided to reduce the genres basically to synth-, dark-wave and techno. After procrastinating till the day of the recording, and under a lot of time pressure, I ended up packing some records that could work around these ideas, but I had no concrete plans in what exact order I’d play them. So, I improvised.
As far as you remember, what was your first song or band you fell in love with when you were a child or teenager?
This question is hard to answer. I know that as a baby I mostly heard examples of a genre called Turkish art music thanks to my parents. As an 80s-90s child I was more into Turkish pop music, which was on the rise with really great productions back then. Learning English has opened new horizons and I remember discovering Nirvana as a teenager which had been a milestone. But I always have been interested in different types of music, from metal to jazz.
Do you remember your first encounter with electronic music and can you elaborate on that?
I can’t really remember much about it, but I guess it was during the late 90s when I was also a lot into drum and bass, trip hop and so on.
Tell us about one of your best, worst, weirdest or funniest DJ experiences.
I can’t tell about bad DJ experiences, as I always end up having fun and that’s what matters to me. As long as people enjoy my set, I am happy. Small mistakes, technical problems or even accidentally playing a song twice, because you forgot you already played it, which is for sure embarrassing, don’t really count. The best DJ experience I had was last October at Rhiz: I had broken my left hand, so I was DJing with a cast. This became a bit annoying after a while, but later on the audience got crazy. The venue was packed and it reached it’s peak with a new wave of people around 5 am. The energy exchange between the audience and us was huge and motivated us, so we kept on playing till 7 am. They normally close around 4 am or latest 5 am. Our friends told us afterwards that they possibly made the biggest income of the year.
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Our last featured artist The Subdermic from Cambridge would like to know what your favourite synth-wave band is?
Oh, I suck at answering these kind of what’s-your-favorite-questions, as I always have many at the same time. But the Vienna-based duo mitra mitra is one of my favourites.