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JULIANA

YAMASAKI

RUNNING PARTIES IN BRAZIL ALL THE WAY TO GERMANY, WE GET THE LOW DOWN FROM DCRYPTED LABEL OWNER JULIANA YAMASAKI...

Hello Juliana! Thank you for taking the time to be with us. Where in the world are you right now?

Right now at home in Germany.
 

You’ve been around in the scene for some time now. Can you tell us a bit about how you first got into electronic music?

I started going to rave parties and electronic music festivals in Brazil when I was 16 and fell in love for this kind of music.

 

From what we understand you used to run parties in Sao Paulo. What was the scene like there and how does it differ from Germany?

Yes it’s true. I had my own party series called “Descontrol Techno” but it was much smaller than in Germany for about 400-800 people. I wanted to reach as many people as I could with techno but the scene was very underground. I think Germany has a much older electronic music culture and people were more used to it in that time.

 

You’ve travelled to quite a few countries over the years. Which would you say is your most memorable gig to date?

It’s impossible to say because I had many good gigs but I think playing at Awakenings when I had another project called “Julyukie” was like a dream coming true. 

 

Can you tell us what really kick started your career in the electronic music industry?

When I was living in Brazil I had the dream to play in Europe because here the scene was bigger and I heard a lot of things about the parties and festivals:I think moving to Germany was really good because  the distances between all countries are small and I started travelling a lot around Europe and I think this would not have happened if I would stay in Brazil.   

You run the label DCRYPTED, can you tell us a little bit about the label and how it came about?

The idea of this label is to give people serious, driven, and strong techno, which is what me and my partner Tobias Lueke most like to play.   

 

Techno being such a vast genre of music, where would you say your “sound” sits in the Techno spectrum?

Very difficult to say, because I like  to play many tracks with different influences. I like the acid sounds, hypnotic or dangerous synths, tools with nice percussion, serious vocals…. its hard to define.  

 

When creating music, what would you say is your favourite piece of equipment? (VST/Hardware)

Right now I’m completely in love with Elektron Analog Rythm and Novation Peak. I could spend my whole day playing around with both. 

 

For aspiring DJ’s/Producers, what would one piece of advice be for them?

I would say that fun and love for the music should come first. Forget about winning money or getting famous because those things are just  consequence of the work. 

Can we expect any new music from you soon and where can we catch you playing in the coming months?

Yes for sure. I’m working on new music. And you can see me the next months mostly in Germany. 

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