Getting props from some of the best and with Drake as a fan, DJ Kayper has quite the career and we’re not surprised with skills like hers. We caught up with her to chat favourite gigs, dream collaborations and what’s on the agenda for the rest of 2016…
Tell us about yourself…
Originally I was known as an open format / Hip Hop DJ. I won a few scratch battles back in the day and then I went to university to study music technology and slowly got into making music. Being born and raised in London meant that I’ve been around so many different styles of music especially House and UK garage and I think over the years all these different genres of music I’ve grown up around have somehow influenced the music I make.
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
I think my overall aesthetic is edgy, bold, sometimes rocky, slightly tomboyish but not so much that it overshadows my femininity. I think these aesthetics that make me who I am also inspire me to make music that doesn’t always fit in to a specific genre or box.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
A guy called Bo Bo who lives in Montana and rides a pony.
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
Release my next EP, Ibiza and more touring
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
Nao – I’ve followed her for quite a while now. She has such a unique tone. There’s something really special about her. I’m a fan for sure.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
Fashion enables you to visually represent the music and culture that you follow. Throughout the history of music there have always been fashion trends that reflect different eras in music. For example Reebok Classics and straight jeans instantly make me think of the 90’s Jungle music era. Fashion and music will always go hand in hand.
What’s your favourite music video?
Talking heads – This Must Be The Place
What’s your spirit animal?
I did one of those Facebook quizzes once and it told me that my spirit animal is a whale…so I guess it must be true
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Zayn Malik….don’t judge me.
What makes you laugh?
Arthur from Vine
What’s your secret addiction?
Don’t have one
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would your superhero power be?
To travel back in time
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Look at my phone
Tell us something weird about yourself…
I like going through people’s fridges and wardrobes
What are you listening to at the moment?
Sango, Shy Luv, ROM, Sam Gelliatry, Emmavie,
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
The Time – Get It Up
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
What do you love about Missguided?
The music in the adverts
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Black ripped jeans
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
Hoodie, jeans, converse
Who is your style icon and why?
Maybe an obvious choice but I like Rihanna. I like the fact that she can sometimes dress casual and still look fierce!
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
Blogs, magazines, people on the street.
What best describes your style?
Understated, casual, London girl, Alexander Wang monochrome vibes.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
I’m seeing a lot of stripes everywhere and I don’t mind that because they make me look taller sometimes
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
Black Jeans, black jumper, black boots.
Which city has the best fashion?
Wanna know more? Follow Kayper on Facebook @kayperofficial
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