Name: Cassy Nationality: Born in England, raised in Austria to an Austrian mother and a father from Barbados Occupation: DJ / Producer Current Release: Donna on Aus Music Musical Recommendations: Silvie Loto and Maura
When did you start DJing - and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I think it was around 1999 when I started DJing, mainly because of the influence Electric Indigo had on me. She was, and still is a very well know techno DJ from Vienna, she which was my biggest DJ influence and my main influence in the beginning. My early passion I guess was to soak up as much music as possible in clubs.
For most artists, originality is first preceded by a phase of learning and, often, emulating others. What was this like for you? How would you describe your own development as an artist and the transition towards your own style?
I was probably emulating my influences like Electric Indigo, Miss Kittin or any other DJs I was listening to at the time for what kind of music they picked, their professionalism, and how serious about DJing and on their game as they were. My own style, this really took a long time. At the beginning your own style is may be something very awkward and rough and bizarre, and you have to learn how to refine it.
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