London-based DJ, FEMME has been chosen as the winner of the #VIPpenguin DJ competition. The contest, hosted by iconic fashion brand Original Penguin and judged by Jaguar Skills and DJ Mag's editor Carl Loben, offered the chance to win a DJ set at Sundown Festival
We caught up with FEMME to get the lowdown on her victory...
Please introduce yourself to the DJ Mag readers. Who are you are where are you from?
"My name's FEMME and I'm a producer/artist now living in London but brought up in the Midlands."
How would you describe your sound?
"I make wonky electronic beats laden with vocal hooks. My latest release 'Fire With Fire' is a homage to old school '90s 2-step. I'm a sucker for a skippy beat and a massive bass line."
How does it feel to have won the competition?
"Amazing and a complete surprise! I was not expecting that. I love to DJ and there's such great music being put out at the moment which I can't wait to share. I love to get lost down the rabbit hole finding new releases and remixes that people might not have heard yet."
What are you looking forward to most about your set at Sundown?
"I've never been to Sundown so it will be a new experience for me. I'm used to DJing late night in a dark corner of a club somewhere so this'll be the first time playing to a festival crowd. I'm flying in from America literally hours before my set so I'm hoping the adrenaline and good vibes will see me through my jetlag!"
What have you got prepared for your set?
"Big fat beats. Rumbling bass. Some stuff you'll know and love and perhaps some others that will be new to you. My sets are full of feel good, bouncy tunes. I'm lucky enough to have collaborated with some of the artists in the Dirtybird crew so I'll definitely throw a bit of that in there."
Who else on the Sundown line up will you be checking out after you have performed?
"Hannah Wants! Jaguar Skills! Camelphat! Chris Lorenzo! There's a killer line up, I'm not sure how I'll fit it all in. I saw Noisia do an insane set at Glastonbury this year under the fire breathing spider at Arcadia - I'm not usually fussed about drum & bass but there's something pretty special about seeing those guys play in a festival setting. I'll try and catch them again for sure."