Meet Cassette - She Can DJ Finalist
Our next She Can DJ finalist is Sydney DJ Cassette - playing an infectious bootyshakin' blend of genres and beats that fuse old and new, traversing effortlessly between house, tech, disco and soul, the signature sound that DJ Cassette has become known for.
Emerging as a prominent force in the Australian club milieu, the Sydney-based She Can DJ finalist has found herself spinning interstate and internationally alongside some of the biggest names in the biz, including; The Chemical Brothers, Empire of the Sun, Mark Ronson, A-Trak, Cut Copy, The Presets, Snoop Dogg and John Digweed.
Cassette has conquered some of the best sets in the country, playing an enviable list of festival sets including Parklife, Splendour, Future Music and Stereosonic. But her growing reputation has lead to international attention, picking up club and festival gigs in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Orange County, New Zealand, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
Q&A with Cassette
Q. How does it feel to be a She Can DJ Top 10 finalist? A. It feels amazing! It has been a wild ride but I've been working hard at DJing for a while and to have it recognised by a huge label like EMI feels very rewarding. I'm both honoured and excited to be in this group of talented young females. -
Q. What first inspired you to become a disc jockey and how did it all come about? A. I was producing and co-hosting a weekly radio show with DJ Ajax and was also working in events and touring for festival giants Fuzzy (Parklife, Harbourlife, Shorething). Inspired by the wealth of talent around me, I bought a set of decks, got to work and never looked back! -
Q. What’s your all-time favourite album? A. Daft Punk - Home work (1997), followed closely by Sasha & John Digweed - Northern Exposure
As this year’s She Can DJ Top Ten go head-to-head through the next few weeks of intense competition, the all female line-up will come together to play the sets of their lives before a panel of ambassador judges at the televised grand final event held at Sydney’s elite Ivy on Wednesday 5 September, 2012. On the night, one lucky winner will have her world changed forever with the offer of an EMI recording agreement, a networking trip of a lifetime and her weekly mix on Party People for the next year.
To go in the running to win 1 of 5 double passes to the She Can DJ final on September 5th at the Ivy, please tell us in 25 words or less: Who is your favourite SCDJ Finalist and why?
Submit your answers HERE before 4pm on August 31st.