DJ style: “Hardcore techno.”
Best known for: “‘Raiders Of Rampage (Masters Of Hardcore 2016 Anthem)’.”
What’s the next new big track? “N-Vitral ‘Bassface’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2016: “D-Fence from Neophyte Records.”
One of the Top 100’s most consistent entrants, Miss K8 needs little introduction. The Ukrainian DJ/producer has had (yet another) epic year behind the decks, as well as in the studio — she released her debut album ‘Magnet’ to widespread acclaim back in March. She’s toured to far-flung destinations like Vietnam and India over the last twelve months, and “played at many amazing festivals as well, such as Dominator, Defqon. 1, Tomorrowland, Decibel and Syndicate”.
And she’s not stopping there. She cites more travelling as her No.1 ambition for next year: “South America, Australia and Europe will be definitely on my map in the upcoming 12 months,” she tells DJ Mag. We can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!
What have been the new frontiers for you this year?
“That has to be my album tour — I’m showcasing my album sets in the countries like Ukraine, France, Scotland, Australia, Chile and the Netherlands.”
Is electronic music taken seriously enough as an art-form?
“It is by the people who enjoy it. I don’t really care how outsiders look at it, as long as our scene enjoys it.”
What’s the best new bit of DJ/production technology, and why?
“Lately I like to use the Spire VST a lot. Also the Melda plug-ins are of good quality and very useful.”
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
“That would be techno, for sure. I’m always listening to this style in my free time.”
As a fan, what is the top price you would pay to see yourself DJ?
“I can’t put a price on my own set.”
What can be done to prevent drug-related deaths at dance music events?
“Better security checks at the events. Lately there is a health trend worldwide that makes people want to live a healthier life. If properly marketed, something like this could be [applied to] the dance scene too. But in the end, it’s your own decision. You can’t stop someone who doesn’t want to stop.”
How can we increase diversity in dance music?
“Thinking outside the box, and don’t be afraid to bring something different or new.”
WORDS: CHARLOTTE LUCY CIJFFERS