Having just released the mesmerising 'Dancing In The Dark' EP on Australian label Motorik, Made In Paris took a step outside of the studio to chat to Only The Beat, covering everything from influences to what is really killing it in her sets right now.
OTB: I want to start by asking about your Motorik release. Can you tell us a bit about it?
Made In Paris: This release is very special to me. I made it over last summer after my taste for music changed a bit. I found a love for more techy yet deeper sound, and more melodic then the techno I was use too. So this EP is just a start to what I Truly want my music to be about.
OTB: Where do your influences come from? Was electronic music prominent when you were growing up?
Made In Paris: My influences come from a wide range of artists from all over. Mind Against, Fur coat, Tale of us, Eric Volta to name a few but not only from big artists, theres so much inspiration from emerging artists as well.
Electronic music only came into my life in my early teens. When my elder sister started going to parties etc, I would steal her CDS. Things like Wild and Ministry . But I immediately found a passion there and it grew through genre to genre until I found the more underground sounds of House and Techno varieties.
OTB: What else do you listen to in your spare time?
Made In Paris: Mostly pop, rnb and rap.
OTB: So tell me about your sound. How would you describe it best?
Made In Paris: My sound.. It's on the darker side. Melodic, Twisted and its a bit progressive.
OTB: What modern DJs and producers do you look up to? Who or what influences your sound the most?
Made In Paris: Again people like Mind Against, Tale of us, &me, Stephen Bodzin etc.
Music in general influences me. It may not have to be in the same genre. And of course my own ideas influence me.. always making sure I'm plotting down any ideas that come to my head :)
OTB: Is there anyone you aspire to be like in that regard?
Made In Paris: I think that I just aspire to be me, stay true to whatever I'm passionate about and never stop trying to better myself.
OTB: What’s your ultimate ambition as a DJ and producer?
Made In Paris: Travel the world creating and playing music I love. Making an impact on people with my sounds and creating ultimate live sets.
OTB: Do you prefer one to the other?
Made In Paris: Not really.
OTB: Can you tell me a bit about how the track was constructed? What did you use?
Made In Paris: The EP was created in around 4 months. With just my imac, Ableton, A bunch of plugins like MiniV, Massive and Sylenth. And my Akai MPK25.
OTB: And why did you go about choosing the remixers that you did?
Made In Paris: The Label chose the remixers. I thank them for that.. All 3 Artists have aced their remixes and all quite different too. Which I think is a great thing to have in a EP pack.
OTB: What do you feel are the biggest challenges facing up and coming DJs and producers in this day and age?
Made In Paris: I think it can be hard to stand out with all the artists and technology we have. My advise is to keep working on yourself as an artist. It takes time to reach a level were you feel more confident about what your doing/ finding out your place amongst it all. And once you have people behind you it will become easier.
OTB: Are you full-time in music then? Or what else takes up a lot of your time?
Made In Paris: I own a small cleaning Business which takes up most my time. Besides that a few hobbies like exercising, beach, fishing, skating. I love the outdoors.
OTB: Finally, what 5 tracks are you really into at the moment?
Made In Paris: BLANCAh - Casuar (Original Mix)
SevenDoors - Void
Wehbba - View Of Delft
Namito & Brams - Yto (Ruede Hagelstein Remix)
Tale Of Us - North Star
Dancing In The Dark is out now on Motorik...