Juke Bounce Werk member Elisebrightens and lightens these gloomy days with this antidote of a set infused with vocals that will make you feel so cosy, creating a space for us to reminisce and crave what we miss most: the dance floor.

Tell us about this mix:

This mix is really special to me because I played exactly what I felt and I had such an enjoyable time recording it. Thank you for thinking of me. This mix is also really special to me because it's what led me to officially join JukeBounceWerk. In this mix, I wanted to show them gratitude. I appreciate them so much. I wanted to show my appreciation by playing one of their highlight tracks. I remember asking the co-founders if I could play the track but it was totally cool if I wasn't allowed to because I wasn't part of the crew. Then, they asked me to join. That day was great. It felt like all of the holidays combined. I hope listening to this mix you feel my feelings too.

When did you start DJing?

I started DJing in April 2019.

First gig:

Acemo randomly asked me to play at Holo. It was AceMo, Moma Ready, Donis and myself. At the end of my set Ace told me I did good and to keep going. Go figure.

Favorite party ever played:

I don't really have a favorite party. I haven't really played out. I'm longing to experience playing to a crowd. I went to London in March 2020 and thought I was going to experience a summer of playing in the clubs I have so many memories in. The panoramic said no. I hope when things open up again I get to experience the energy of a crowd.

Fave DJ:

A lot of my closest friends are my favorite DJs. Just to name a few, Lektor Scopes, DJ SWISHA, EQUISS, Kush Jones and so much more. I threw two virtual parties for my fish, Fishy and they legit all played. I love my friends for being down to play music for my best friend Fishy. Unfortunately, Fishy passed away during one of the streams. RIP Fishy. I want to shout out KG, Anz, Jossy Mitsu and Ayaya. They were the black women that inspired me. They showed me that there's space for me too. I couldn't thank them enough for that.

Fave producer:

Again, a lot of my friends. OSSX, DJ SWISHA, Kush Jones, Color Plus, Anz, Jossy Mitsu, KG. The list goes on. Special shout out to Kush Jones though. I have been thoroughly enjoying his music lately. I feel like I'm getting a taste of what's inside his brain when I listen. It's like I'm on a space odyssey in an anime. So good.

Pet peeve when DJing:

I don't know really. Messing up? I'm big on keeping the vibes/the heartbeat, so when I mess up I disrupt my flow. Messing up includes: clangs, picking songs that don't go together, giving in to my ADHD and just sporadically playing all the 125 tracks in my head not allowing the listener to even hear the music. It's chill though, I forgive myself.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?

When anyone tells me I'm a good DJ or I'm their favorite. I haven't been DJing long so I have big imposter syndrome. Or when people tell me my nails look nice.

Place you’d like to play:

Anywhere. I really just want to experience playing in NYC one summer. Please book me when the clubs open, lmao.

Something you want everyone to know about you:

I've kinda been the person that just aimlessly went through life. It's fine, but I've always wondered what the fuck I wanted to do. For some insight, I wanted to be a marine biologist, which led to writing, which led to fashion design, which led to fine arts, which led to dropping out of school and working in a tea shop, which led to photography, which led to working in education and now I'm here. I am now realizing my purpose, which is nice. With all the different things I've done I've always had music and people to share music with. Literally, DJing is one of the things I haven't just far, haha. I want everyone to know that my purpose is bringing a sense of community and bringing visibility to black women in every space. We belong everywhere. I want to open doors and keep it open. That's all.