Introduce yourself? Where do you live? Where are you from?
Hi! I’m Ma Sha from Russia 🙂 Currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
Fun fact: I’ve never eaten cucumbers!
Earliest musical influence?
My parents were big fans of Russian rock. So my childhood was filled with cool powerful tunes and memorable sweaty concert experiences. Later I started breakdancing and discovered a wide range of tunes I still listen to & play. It was everything from funk, hip hop, breaks to disco, world, and dub music. When I was a teenager, I spent a summer in the forest near Moscow in the breakdance camp. I remember our jam sessions in the middle of the forest dancing to djs spinning funk
records at 8AM. So cool!
Favorite club experience?
One of the experiences I can highlight was playing in one of my favorite spots in Brooklyn, Mezcaleria La Milagrosa. It is a hidden Mezcal club/bar behind the deli’s refrigerator door. I am super grateful to Felipe aka Felipe From BK 🙂 for believing in me and letting me play when I was starting out as a dj. I ended up playing records for 4 hours and even had a small b2b with Felipe at the end!
Current gear set up?
I use two turntables, a two channel mixer, monitors for DJing and a MIDI controller/sequencer/keyboard for production. This mix was recorded on cdjs and Xone 92 mixer at Newtown Radio during one of the late nights 🙂 Shout out to Newtown for moving to a new spot and being an awesome community space.
Let’s play a pipipi game, I give you a word and you give me a track!
Deejay_ru – Seven-1
Paint a picture of your 3rd best dance move…
I’ve been breakdancing all my teenage years, so my move would be the Russian knee-bending move aka the squat-and-kick dance.
Favorite late night snack?
I am traveling in Colombia now and I got addicted to Arequipe, a creamy Colombian caramel spread. The golden rule: five spoons of Arequipe every night for sweet dreams ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄
What do you wish to see in the future for the dance community?
More experimentation with music/environment/space/vibe choices & willingness from the community to discover it! Less judgement towards each other. People dancing freely and expressing love to each other and music 🙂pulsemashabrooklynkindergartenpipipi