What is your current state of mind and where are you answering this interview from?
I think my head is still at the techno parade in Paris last Saturday. That day was insanely good for me, for the entire NOGENDER team and for the four hundred thousand people gathered in the street. It was giving “all together whoever you are or who you’re not thanks to techno”.
Where were you born? Did you move from your home to pursue your career as a musician, or did you study something before getting on the decks?
Born in Lyon, grew up in Lyon and still growing up thanks to Lyon. Even though I am now playing all around the country and further, it’s the city I’m attached to the most. I won’t say it’s a better place than the capital cause I don’t want all the parisians on my back but I think no less. By the time I started playing in a famous nightclub that is no longer existing, I used to work beside as a waitress. Some time later and for years I was launching the NO GENDERs in that exact same place, kinda nice twist.
What kind of music did you listen to growing up? Has it changed much?
During my teenage years, I was especially into expérimental, minimalist et noise. I guess I was always meant for techno. Nowadays I’m still enjoying those styles but not only thanks to my curiosity. I love discovering or rediscovering new sounds from all over. By the way if you think I might not know a music or an artist do not hesitate to share them with me.
How did you get into techno music? When and where was your first rave rave?
As I said, I’ve always been into techno, I don’t know why but it always seemed obvious. My very first rave was an event named Enter by Richie Hawtin at Space. It takes place in Ibiza and it’s all about futuristic with a sci-fi aesthetic.
How would you describe your current style of music and what would you like to see it evolving in?
I’d say my musical influences come from both the Chicago House movement and Detroit Techno, but also from raw and industrial Berlin techno. Dynamic sets, an aggressive and saturated techno music in an emotional state. The dark industrial universe regularly leads the dancers into a post-apocalyptic hypnotic trance.
If by evolving you mean being able to gather even more people, teaching them about consent, gender, diversity and basically smashing social constructions then yes I want to evolve that way.
I know you have a special connection to punk, what does it mean to you?
PUNK can stand for People Under No King. That movement attracts people who don’t feel like they belong, who want to proudly express differences perceived as such by society. If we stick to this idea, since everyone has something “different”, it means nobody’s normal and it’s ok, completely valid. Well I am different such as my sounds because they are made for anomalous people. My music is a welcoming to all the misfits, I want to share my musical safe space to all so they can, for one night, rest and feel free to be themselves.