Introduce yourself? Pronouns? Where do you currently reside? 1 fun fact about yourself?
Hello! I’m Ivy (she/ her) and I live in Eora (Sydney), Australia 🙂 + I have a 2 year old cat called Frankie
Who/what currently inspires you music-wise that has nothing to do with music?
I’d say that my emotions generally inspire me, as well as different times of the day. I tend to get the most ideas when I’m trying to figure out what music to listen to in a particular setting – like whether I’m walking around the neighbourhood at dusk, at the park on a beautiful day, cooking something really yummy and comforting or if I’m in a bad mood and need to let some angst out haha
Favorite sound of the city? Describe how it makes you feel.
I don’t know if this is specific to the city but I love the bird calls that magpies make – I can hear them outside my house early in the morning and it makes me feel like I’m on holiday in the country somewhere 🙂
Sandpit Alias – sundown to sunrise
Favorite DJ mixing trick?
Mixing things in and out really quickly so no one notices my mistakes 😛
If you had to trade your USB with one DJ, who would it be and why?
Klon Dump so I can hear all of his unreleased bangers
How do you typically prepare a mix?
Sometimes I’ll start with a particular song in mind and try to build a mix around that – or I think of a time and place, almost as if I was preparing a DJ set 🙂
Favorite thing to cook currently?
I’ve been frying up a lot of frozen dumplings from my local supermarket, they’re like $5 for a big bag and are the best frozen ones I’ve ever had
Who do you think is the most underrated artist of our time?
Alex G <3
What is the theme song of your life?
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Spanish Flea
If you had to go back in time music wise what era would it be and why?
Hmm – probably the 90s because of the indie/ grunge scene + also the rave scene seemed pretty fun
Let’s play a pipipi game… I give you a situation & you give me a track
Endless maze of roses, xtra thorns!
Peak time hour of 2069
8 glasses of wine deep on the beach with someone you love
If you had to describe yourself as flavor, what would it be and why?
Cinnamon – a little spicy but also sweet and delicious ;P
What is your favorite party/collective where you reside and why?
Such a tough question! If I had to name a few – Nectar, Pure Space and Vibe Positive for always putting endless love and care into their events – from lineup curation to constantly working on how they can make spaces safer, more accessible and representative of Eora/ Sydney’s diverse music community 🙂
What was your best moment on the dance floor?
In 2019 Moopie and Bayu closed a small festival called Echo Flats that was a few hours drive away, they played like 4 – 5 hours of the best, grooviest tech house I’d ever heard until the sun came up – it was a life changing morning :’)
What is your favorite temperature? What kind of music goes well with it?
Probably something between 25 – 28 degrees celsius with some downtempo RnB 🙂
What is your most recent favorite DJ mix and why?
I love love love this new-ish one from Flørist – it’s so deep + techy!
What was your first gig? How did it go?
It was at this bougie wine bar in 2017 and I was going b2b with my boyfriend at the time – I’d only just started collecting music and all I had was deep/ dark techno, I don’t remember it going badly but I definitely wasn’t booked there again lol
Any advice to upcoming DJs?
- Practice makes perfect!
- Preparing/ pre-planning your sets – especially when you’re nervous about a gig
- Backup your shit (!!!!!!)
What would you like to see in the future for the dance community?
More 24hr licences for venues – less gronks – more tech house