By Lake Argent
Anna kiss the accomplished and imaginative UK Dj and producer, who’s responsible for entertaining audience’s world over with her special fusion of house, tech house, progressive, electro and dubstep, was in Sri Lanka recently, Daily Mirror online caught up with the busy Dj to find out just how she keeps the crowds moving.
Q: Is this your first visit to Sri Lanka?
A: Yes, My first time here. I got here yesterday; it’s a really lovely country so far what I’ve seen.
Q: How did you first get onto the entertainment scene?
A: It’s very difficult to say when I first started because I was buying records when I was a small child, and then I did a radio show while I was at college. I guess I learnt how to Dj in 1994 but I didn’t really take it seriously until about 2000 when I then bought my own decks, got on a radio station and then started playing regularly.
Q: How would you describe you style of playing?
A: I think my style is more to do with how I mix and basically it’s always about the music. I have to play music I like, I suppose that’s what gives me my sound; but I play such a huge range of house music and even dump step, so it’s very difficult for me to say ‘define a sound’. All I can say is its stuff that I like and I love, and if it’s got a good beat and a good soul then I love it.
Q: You releasing five of your own tracks in 2009 and three this year, can you tell me about those?
A: I’ve been releasing tracks since 2005 and I’m starting to release more this year because I have more time to spend on it. There getting signed up by some good labels and a variety of house and electro music as well. Got some nice ones coming out very soon, very exciting really.
Q: Is there a website that fans can listen and download the tracks from?
A: You can buy the tracks from all the good download stores, but you can find links to buy it from my website djannakiss.com.
Q: you’re a producer as well as a Dj, have you produced tracks for other artists or Dj’s?
A: No, I’ve done a few remixes though, which is generally the alternative thing that people do in house music. I’ve got a vocalist, a very well known British MC who’s going to be working on one of my tracks as well; but usually it’s the tracks that come first and then the vocals later with me at the moment, but hopefully in the future there’ll be some more.
Q: what’s the hardest part of Djing in a new country?
A: Sometimes it’s very difficult; I’ve had a few bad experiences where the people aren’t expecting my kind of music. I don’t get nervous; I only get nervous in that respect that are the people expecting what I play. Usually it’s really easy to tell within the first ten minutes, you can tell what people like; it’s all about getting them into it and then you can take them where you want to take them. it’s all about watching. I don’t get scared anymore
Q: you’ve played all over the world, what’s the craziest party you’ve ever been to so far?
A: I have to say Pakistan; it was one of the most unexpected places. I thought they were all going to be quite restrained and very civilized, but then when I got there everyone was really drunk and then it just got crazy and I played for 5 hours. Everyone was like hands in the air and screaming, it was totally unexpected and the best party. (Daily Mirror online)