Pretty Pink first contribution in 2018 is a pumping club weapon!
She titled her latest work TRICK that includes a catchy synth melody together with a dominant straightforward bassline refined with an absolute fantastic deep driving vocal from the well known track „Trick me“.
That marks the heights of the German based Djane on another peak level.
How did it all start for you?
I fell in love with electronic music almost 12 years ago.
I always was a very art-loving person and explored a lot different music genres. During high-school, I actually used to do event graphics for some music promotors. One day they said “We are missing a resident DJ to play before the main act. Anne, can you help us out? Just play these old vinyls here.”
They gave me 25 old vinyls. I agreed to it and put on their vinyls, just one by one since I didn’t know how to properly mix and beat match records at the time.
But I got curious about it. So I looked at the DJs who played after my “set” to see how they did the mixing.
That was the start. To improve my own mixing technique, I just practiced and practiced.
I started playing “funky house”, a style I connected with most back in the days. Eventually I was asked to play at other clubs.
Can you tell us more about your new song “Repeat”?
Sure REPEAT is one of my latest tracks.
It’s very special for me because I tried out singing the first time so this song is all self-made vocal, writing and production.
It was a really great experience for me and I put a lot of effort in it. The text describes the feeling on the stage.
First I see the people “I see you” then I hear the people “I hear you” and at least I feel the people “I feel you”. This feeling always „repeats“.
The most funniest thing on the track is that, on the clubversion 3:10min I sing “I see you” and every time I do, it it opens up Siri – this was not planned like that.
How do you compose your music? Is there a sound process and a lyrics process? How does it works?
There are different ways how I produce my music…..
in “repeat”, for example, I build up the instrumental before and then I thought of a text and tried it out.
It always goes several loops, doing a demo, testing it on the floor, doing another demo and test it again.
This loop goes on until I’m satisfied with the track.
Then on the other hand there’s a different way, if I don’t do the vocals myself I send it out to singers and requesting for top linings.
Or even if I find a great topline, mostly I look on YouTube, then I request it for the production and we build the electronic basement around.
Always work for me.
Do you remember the day you created “Panorama”?
Sure Panorama, was produced in one day.
That means the instrumental was finished and ….it was like a flow.
Afterwords it took I think three months to get great vocals on it! I send it out to at least 5 Singers.
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
Sounds weird but it’s my track “get lucky”
If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?
Here and now 🤗
What is one mistake you see a lot of up and coming DJs making? / What advice would you give to aspiring DJs?
I think there are no mistakes to make. You only make one if you don’t do or try what do you like to do.
That is a really good question. With everything I learned along the way, there are definitely a lot of things that can help start a music career more easily than I did it 😉
#1: Always spread your music. Don’t produce music at home for nobody to hear! Instead, put it out there, build an audience and grow your social profiles with real fans.
#2: Play in front of an audience as often as you can. A lot of DJs who start off only go for the money. In my opinion, that’s the wrong way! Try to play as often as you can – even if you get no booking fee. Use it to train yourself. Remember, 10,000 hours make you a pro, so be one!
#3: Produce and play the music you are most passionate about. Finding your own style can be really hard work and a long journey, but it is worth it! Just do it and don’t pay any attention to folks who don’t like your style. Everyone is unique and so is their taste in music.
#4: Last but not least, be diligent and always keep working on your dreams – there is not much else to say.
What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a DJ? As an attendee?
I thank every single night I play and the people react on my sounds like crazy is very memorable for me.
Last year I would say, it was a festival in Germany named “Air Beat” festival, there I had one hour to play and the people went so crazy.
As an attendee I felt a show of Avicii, I think one of his last ones at Ushuaia what’s the best. Even though it’s not my genre what I play.
Our website try to discover how the best lyrics have been written….. in your opinion what is the best verse ever written for a song?
Is like a fire workin’ up
Its like a candle light
Combusts in waves of smoke
And your love
Is like a secret trail
Its like a wide highway
Its like the Milky Way above
Its like the deep blue sea