Q&A with Esther Duijn
“It’s my passion. Deep electronic music is my passion to be exact.” Esther Duijn takes on the quick-fire Q&A.
WHY DANCE MUSIC?
It’s my passion. Deep electronic music is my passion to be exact.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE MUSIC?
I have been in electronic music since I was a little girl, first a lover, then a performer so creating music is the logical step.
FESTIVALS OR NIGHTCLUBS?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF THE STUDIO?
Hang out with friends, go biking in nature.
WHAT’S NEXT ON THE HORIZON?
New releases on the way, and playing at nice festivals like Freerotation Festival and All We Want festival.
WHAT WAS THE BEST GIG YOU’VE EVER PLAYED?
Of course, Panorama Bar (Berlin) was one for the books but I had many special places I played like KruthUset (Stockholm), Tresor (Berlin) is amazing, Sisyphos (Berlin), Paradigm (Groningen) and recently LAB-1 (Eindhoven). Also, I played some amazing festivals last year and I am looking forward to the ones I am playing this year. I also had some really awesome after parties that I will never forget.. I am blessed I think =)
WHAT’S THE WORST THING ABOUT MAKING MUSIC?
Hmm… there is nothing bad about making music.. it’s a challenge to explore and try out new things.
DO YOU PREFER DIGITAL OR VINYL WHEN DJING?
I use both, when the quality of the sound is good both will do it.. I am a vinyl collector but I collect good music and when it comes out digitally I will buy it digitally.
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCERS? WHY?
Gosh there are so many good producers I don’t have one favourite. Fred P., Delano Smith are good examples and I just named these guys because they are really honest and nice, hard working people..
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BLOGS OR SITES?
I don’t have a favorite site..
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLUGINS?
Fab Filter, ACE, the Rob Papen stuff is good
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN A TRACK IS FINISHED?
When it’s done it’s done but it’s never done of course, I just let it go at a certain point.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SOFTWARE AND/OR STUDIO GEAR?
I love the toys I am playing with right now, my Electribe ER-1 & Juno 106 and I am saving up for an MPC. I loooove my audio interface, the mighty RME fireface. It’s the best!
IF YOU WEREN’T PRODUCING MUSIC WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO?
I would be a painter then I guess.
WHAT KIND OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO UP AND COMING PRODUCERS?
Work hard, be thankful that you can do what you love, be honest. Don’t be an asshole.. simple