Our latest roster addition FAUZIA delivers a mix of her own production and edits, showcasing her vast technical ability to create in many genres; a taster of whats to come. The London-based, the NTS resident has carved her own space in the scene, her sets boast her in depth musical knowledge which she seamlessly weaves together giving us a full lesson thats impossible not to pay attention to.
Tell us about this mix:
I wanted to do something a but different so I decided to string together a mix of tracks and edits I’ve made in the last couple months. Still a work in progress but I thought it’d be nice to get out of my comfort zone. I want to work on my production this year so I thought this would be a good exercise to do. I think it’s quite representative of me, it’s ultimately a collection of sounds across the spectrum. Almost didn’t do this as I didn’t think it was good enough but my friends forced me to see it through! I’m glad I did though.
When did you start DJing?
Like my third year of university so almost 3 years ago now. I learnt on a controller which made the transition to CDJs tricky but I was a broke working class student so. Still feel like I’m learning tbh! Now I’m trying to learn vinyl this year.
It was actually my own party - I wanted a safe space where I could perform in front of people and be comfortable so I started my own thing. Plus no one was playing footwork in Brighton so I wanted to start something new.
Favorite party ever played:
It’s actually changing so much recently! I’ve been invited to play such amazing parties it’s an honour. Just gonna name a few recents; Bologna for a party called Habitat - everyone was so welcoming and I’d never been to that part of Italy before + everyone was giving me so much life! Really enjoyed the impromptu b2b with Skee Mask at De School a couple months back. Unsound festival was also amazing, went b2b with SHERELLE. And the 6 Figure Gang headline show at Electric Brixton was killer.
I’m rooting for everyone Black! But to name a few, Josey Rebelle, AceMoMa, DJ Swisha, Kush Jones, Ok Williams, Shyboi, Akua. Of course I have to have an honorary mention to 6FG! But honestly all my DJ friends are incredible DJs I could list names all day.
Right now I’m gonna say TSVI/Anunaku - he’s been so consistent for so long now! I will also mention DJ Plead in the same breath they’re just doing something so refreshingly new I’m so here for it!
Pet peeve when DJing:
When people try to have full blown conversations with me! I hate being rude but also it’s so ridiculous I don’t get it...
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
I think it was when I played at Josey Rebelle’s night at Pickle Factory. There was an older gentleman who was so impressed with my knowledge of old school jungle and he was asking me how I knew them even though I’m young. He was also asking me for IDs on the newer jungle tracks I was playing, it was super cute.
Place you’d like to play:
I would love to be booked in Africa! Something very heartwarming about returning to the motherland to do what you love. Nyege Nyege festival looks like a dream.
Something you want everyone to know about you:
I really don’t know how I ended up in this field none of this was intentional if I’m honest...
100% Fauzia productions/edits