PYNK Mag‘s Zoy Britton caught up with Venus X at the AirWalk event this past Wednesday featuring her immaculate DJ skills and a performance by Odd Future’s MellowHype. Venus X is a fixture on the international DJ set and commands the respect of the artistic masses made apparent by the high demand for her by fashion designers and visual artists alike. The event was held at the Space in LES and involved a treacherous ladder climb for yours truly to get a dope shot of Venus DJing (see above). Your girl was sweating bullets and shaking but we managed it. Read on to get the inside on Venus X’s dream collaboration and a typical set in the life of an international DJ.
PYNK: If you had a dream collaboration with somebody, who would it be and what would the sound be like?
I think a dream collaboration would be like getting Lex Luger in the studio with like one of my friends like Fatima Al Qadiri, she’s like this Kuwaiti electronic producer and she’s mad other side of the spectrum but if I could put those two in the room together and see what happens…she’s done some really amazing music but its really abstract.
PYNK: Have you guys done any work together?
Well, no but she’s like a mentor of mine so we are planning on it. I’m kind of ready to produce now, I’ve just been DJing a lot, a lot, a lot like 3 or 4 times a week the last couple of years where I was focusing largely on big [DJ] sets so now I’m focusing more on production.
PYNK: What’s a typical [DJ] set for you?
A little bit of la mega, underground blog stuff that you can only find on the internet and old school, like reggaeton mixed with like Dominican house. It’s kind of like a new world sound, like a little bit of everything but at the same time travelling more left and right when it comes to time because a lot of people play contemporary sets that are radio oriented or just one genre. [F]or me, I just try to play to my interests and so speaking Spanish as my first language and then living in New York and also knowing so many amazing producers I just try to mix a little bit of everything. It’s like candy with medicine, there’s new stuff that nobody knows and then there’s like everything everybody knows so I like to mix it.
PYNK: Have you specifically mapped your next move or are you just exploring all these options?
I’m really just trying to play around and kind of leave it free form because my whole thing with music is experimentation is at the root of everything I do because it’s like I get bored easily so I hate to say I’m going to do something when I might do something totally different, y’ know?
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Zoy Britton is PYNK Mag’s Web Editor. You can follow her @ZoyMB.