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The Perth-based house DJ producer talks about inspiration, artistry and her new EP

Posted by Matt Derody

Bursting onto the scene last year, WA based Catlips has already brought her funked up tunes to the Boiler Room, officially remixed Kucka and Chela, and spun records around the World. Catlips is known for layering her house music with everything from tribal voice samples to cavernous underwater drips. Her new EP, ‘Casual’ drops on March the 6th.

Who are you?

Katie Campbell / Catlips

Where are you from?

Lil’ old Perth, Western Oz

What is unique about your local music scene?

I guess it is unique in the way that basically everyone knows each other in the music scene, because it’s so small. Also because we live in such an isolated city there is a huge range of musical output coming from totally different influences around the world.

Describe your sound in 3 words. Go!

Rhythmic, Slick and ballistic.

What makes you unique as an artist?

feMaLe pROduCer….. lolll nah probably my visual show: I program it live through MaxMSP.

Have you heard any new music lately? Got any recommendations?

Yeah! I’d recommend No Zu, Zanzibar Chanel, Roland Tings, Suzanne Kraft, Infinite Loops, Nile Delta… the list goes on.

Tell us a little about this release…

Ironically entitled Casual, the EP is a combination of styles and craziness I’ve been exploring the last half year or so. It’s foundation is in experimental dance music and basically showcases my biggest influences over that period and focuses around rhythm.

What inspired the artwork for this release?

 I found this incredible artist, Yoko Honda, on Instagram and fell in love with her work, so I asked her to draw me something and sent her all the tunes. I feel like what she came up with sums up the vibe of the EP pretty accurately.

What else are you working on at the moment?

Improving my DJ skills has been a priority of mine at the moment, as well as working on new tracks now I have moved into my new house (with an amazing studio!).

Do you have any shows coming up?

I’m playing at a Pilerats party on the 7th March at Gilkinsons and I’m also very excited about my EP launch on the 6th… rumours of a pool party… all I can say is keep 20th March free.

 

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