Scarlet is a Producer and DJ with a unique style and aesthetic, based in Berlin. Mostly inspired by the Berlin Techno scene and Berghain visits, she started mixing her favorite records a few years ago. In a short period of time she was able to explore and express her music taste trough her diverse range of Mixsets.
When listening to her sets, you can expect a dense mix of fine deranged cuts and hard, atmospheric sounds blending all together. Oscillating between hard techno drums, strong grooves, deep melancholic and hypnotic melodies, her intention is telling you a story and take you on a journey of driving sounds and haunting beats. The future is bright for this young lady of Techno. She is definitely an aspiring artist to watch out for!
WODJ MAG: Hey Scarlet How are you? Could you present you for those who don’t know yet?
Scarlet: Hey, thanks for having me here. I don’t know what it is that makes me interesting to you for an interview. I’m a DJ and Producer of my preferred genre Techno music, I guess almost everyone in this city is. I just like to express myself creatively that’s something important to me. I have this big need to connect with people, ravers, trough the music I love and hope few people out there like it. Playing music for people is a unique experience, almost sacred thing to me and nothing inspires me more than seeing and making people rave.
Where are you from? Could you explain the electronic music stage is?
I’m living in Berlin since 2012, I’m still in the beginning stages definitely and consciously taking it slow. I’m into the scene for about 6 years. My official release is coming soon. I’m taking my sweet time because it’s important to me what I’m putting out there. I want to look back in years and say yes it was a good track and it still is kind of timeless. It’s not so much about me wanting people to like it, of course I’m hoping they will but it’s more about that it needs to feel right to me as artist all together.
How is your style?
It’s funny because I could never answer this question until a girl who raved at my gig in Stockholm came over to me and said : “I really enjoyed your set – Your style is so playful but very hard at the same time!” – Her explanation is pretty much on point and it totally made sense.
When did you start to love techno and why are you fond of this music?
I first came in contact in the 90’s with techno music but back then I was more into Hip-Hop/Rn’B so never really got into the rave at a young age. It really did something to me when I met a House DJ one year after I moved to Berlin so that was in 2013. I started visiting house parties and clubs and meet new friends there who were more into techno and guess where they took me?
How was your confine? What did you do all day long?
I’m working on my release and artworks with designers to make it all nice and pretty. It’s a certain mood and it’s not easy to find creatives to get the specific vision that I have and I’m also not easily satisfied to be honest but it’s a work in progress which is cool…
Could you give us some details about your daily routine?
Every day is different and I pretty much go with the flow. Sometimes I feel inspired to open the DAW, sometimes I’m not. Some days I’m working for hours on a new idea and later decide I won’t go with it. Making music can be extremely time-consuming sometimes but I really enjoy the process and there’s so much to learn, it’s crazy.
Have you few souvenirs from your craziest parties?
I wish I could tell you ravers threw strings and roses at me but that wasn’t the case by now haha
What tune do you listen all the time during this period?
I’m not listening to a certain tune currently, I put my favorites into my new Infectious Rave Mix. I’m digging DJ sets mostly and only listening to my own tracks trying to figure out what I can do better, what I could change, which new element could fit in etc. I’m listening to other genres as well. I also like soaking up different inspirations from outside the techno world and then come back to create my own thing out of it…
Tell us about your last podcast?
My latest Set is called Infectious Rave Mix and I’d say it’s a neat selection of diverse tracks with a 90’s rave vibe that I always love to put into. To make it general, I’m heavily into artists from the UK from the very beginning on. I like their Techno Style and also Fashion wise I believe they are just next level. Starting my Set with UK rave… I mean turn on the bass is just heavy. Magic Man had to be inside for the old school spirit for sure… I always try to mix it up with heavily distorted and light ravey acid sounds… I think I also have tracks in there I don’t even know the artist names of… Just random tunes I once found on SoundCloud or somewhere. Finding diamonds and building a journey out of them is the best to me. Last track’s called a rebel from the waist down, this one is so rock n roll. I had it for a while in my playlist and didn’t really know what to do with it… Happy it finally found its place.
You can check out the full mix here. I’m always hyped about people dropping me cute comments.
Which plans do you schedule after confine?
Travel more, Rave more and finally release.
What is the best place you’d love to play? (tell us why?)
Any venue where the sound is amazing, speakers positioned correctly (this is so not to be taken for granted tough…) and a massive crowd with great energy!!! It can be the shittiest location but if the sound system rocks plus crowd is on fire it doesn’t fucking matter … That’s the real shit that makes me happy.
What is your biggest dream, for what do you wake up every morning?