Exclusive Interview with EVA T
EVA T from Malaysia is one of the fastest growing female DJs in South East Asia. She has played all over the region; in Australia, Philippines, Shanghai, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand & Indonesia. She was one of the first local female DJs that played for the Hennessy Artistry event series and she has performed at the Future Music Festival Asia & It's The Ship. In 2010, she was voted “Best Upcoming DJ” by JUICE Magazine Malaysia.
Siam2nite had the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with EVA T, shortly before her performance at Levels on 9th July.
You are one of the fastest growing female DJs in South East Asia. You were also one of the first local female DJs that played for the Hennessy Artistry event series and you have performed at the Future Music Festival Asia & It's The Ship. In 2010, you were voted “Best Upcoming DJ” by JUICE Magazine Malaysia. How did you get in touch with electronic dance music in the first place and how did you get into DJing?
The journey of becoming a DJ was my pure love for music, i would rather listen music than watch TV. Swedish House Mafia was a real trigger to kick of my career. A friend of mine was a DJ and i was fascinated how to work a CDJ.
You play energetic Electro- & Progressive House. How would you describe your own music in in a few words?
I would describe my music as innovative, fresh and unique. My play list follows the crowd. I won’t stop until i see the party jumping.
What mix-sets would you recommend to someone that is not yet familiar with your music?
Go on to my Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/djevat
What are you currently working and focusing on and what’s on your agenda for the near future?
I love to produce music and play in top venues around the world.
You live in Kuala Lumpur- -the capital and most populous city in Malaysia - and you hold residencies there at Gravity & Providence. What can you tell us about clubbing and nightlife there? Do you have any nightlife related suggestions for first-time visitors?
We have a lot of places cater to different kind of music lovers. Many international guest DJs visit our clubs and the nightlife scenes in KL is vibrant. The usual suspects for the first timers would be:
1. Providence - If you wish to party with the KL’s elite
2. Rootz Club - For hiphop and urban lovers
3. Zouk - South east asia's biggest club with multiple rooms
4. Changkat Street - Where you will find lots of bars and smaller clubs with many tourists
How is it to be an attractive female in this mainly male dominated business?
I let my music do talking, sometimes is tough, but i have set my goals on what i want to achieve.
What were the most memorable & the most terrible gigs you have ever played and what were the funniest things occurring during your performances?
The most memorable gig was last year at Future Music Festival, sharing the stage with DeadMau5, Rehab and Will Sparks.
I once had a black out in a club and it was pitch black, nobody could see anything!
On 9th July you will perform live in Bangkok at Levels. Did you keep your previous Bangkok performances – and Thailand in general – in good memory? What can the Bangkok crowd expect of your upcoming performance?
Playing in Thailand always excites me, the crowd always impress me and they always know how to party!