by | April 6, 2016

Sydney-based DJ Nes is getting us in the mood for summer with some seriously fresh tunes.  We caught up with her to chat favourite gigs, guilty pleasure music and superhero powers…

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Tell us about yourself?

Hi I’m Nes!! I’m a DJ from Sydney and I’ve been playing in clubs for the last 6 years. I love playing Hip Hop, RnB, Dancehall, Disco and Tech House. I throw parties. I like to dance.

What’s the best gig you have played?

My best gigs are the ones that my friends throw called One Day Sundays and Halfway Crooks. The people who come down really care about the music we are playing and that’s apparent with the good vibe and energy it creates. I’m also surrounded by good friends, and to me that’s a good party.

Who’s your favourite artist and why?

Erykah Badu. She’s beautiful, smart, talented and inspirational. She keeps it real and speaks out for what she believes in.

Describe your sound in five words…

Drop your pants and dance.

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What are you working on at the moment?

I’m learning music production and doing vocal training, which is all very exciting.

What’s on the agenda for 2016?

I’ll be playing some more interstate gigs, hopefully some international but my major goal is to make a track or two this year.

Who is your guilty pleasure most played?

Probably Drake. But I don’t feel guilty about it at all.

What’s the last thing you listened to?

Kendrick Lemar. I’ve also been listening to Little Simz

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What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?

Beyonce’s Formation would be appropriate.

If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?

That’s a tough one but I’m really excited to collaborate with local Australian artists, there’s so many amazing artists on the rise, producing incredible sounds.

What’s your spirit animal?

Pygmy possum

Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?

Little Simz

What makes you laugh?

Silly animal YouTube videos

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What’s your secret addiction?

Animation films, especially Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films

Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?


What would your superhero power be?

To bend spacetime

What was the first thing you did thing morning?


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Tell us something weird about yourself?

Um… what’s not weird?

What item of clothing can’t you live without?

A basic oversized tee

What items do you make sure you pack on tour?

My headphones, laptop and a comfortable pair of sneakers.

Who is your style icon and why?

Rihanna because she’s dominating RN

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Where do you look for fashion inspiration?

Instagram and the streets

What best describes your style on stage?

Eclectic – I like to constantly change my look, it falls on a spectrum of tomboy to sports luxe to super feminine, depending on what I’m vibing on at the moment.

What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?

Pastels because it makes me feel like an angel.

If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?

George Maple

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Quick Fire…

Leather or denim? Denim

Tattoos or no tattoos? None

Heels or flats? Sneakers 😉

Red lips or nude lips? Nude lips

Instagram or Twitter? Instagram

Rock or rap? RAP all the way

Rihanna or Beyoncé? Beyoncé

Festivals or clubs? Festivals

Music or food? That’s actually really difficult to answer… can’t do it.

Beach or pool? Beach

Dogs or cats? Love both! But I’d have to say dogs.

Nights out or nights in? Nights in

Gold or silver? Silver

Maxi or mini? Mini

Wanna know more?

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