"If you decide to do something, just do it without any unnecessary thoughts. Then you can do whatever you wanna do"
We interview Keikee and present her mix exclusively. Enjoy it!
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
I'm from Seoul, South Korea.
At first, I was interested in playing instruments itself, 'cause I had learned to play the piano since I was a kid. In a university I majored in Jazz piano. At that time I had to take a 'music synthesis' class, and then I realized to be especially into electronic music. Since then I've focused on DJing and producing works. I feel like the underground scene will continue to persist. Do you think we can go back to "normal" events and festivals?
As long as there are artists and people who love the scene, obviously it will continue to persist by any means such as live streaming, virtual parties or "normal" events and festivals, no matter what.
The meaning of "normal" depends on how to define it. Nobody knows how we think what "normal" is in the future. I just hope that what we used to enjoy won't disappear whatever in new or existing ways. How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
When I started DJing, I was into Disco, Funk, and Soulful house, and normally playing these kinds of music.
But since two year ago when I visited Berlin, I've liked Afro House/tech so much. These days I mostly mix them.
It's amazing that there are diverse styles in the same genre. I have fun thinking about how to make my mixes in which flows with various Afro tracks.
Above all, my favorite artist is Floyd Lavine who made me into Afro House. I like his mixes, tracks, and what he intends to express with his works.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
It's tricky to define it in a single word.
Normally I focus on myself like what I want to express. I'm just doing it.
And then, when an audience seems to understand what I intend or just to enjoy it, I feel very happy.
I don't want for them to get my music in the same way. I just hope they enjoy it in their own diverse ways. What projects are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on my first EP to make it released this year, and planning to play electronic percussion with my DJ set. That bothers you?
Not always, but sometimes.
It makes me stressed out when I'm not satisfied with my work.
But it's not a big deal. I can get rid of all stress making it better again.
That's why I can keep doing this with joyfulness. What makes you happy?
As I said, the happiest moment as a DJ is when I can feel to communicate with an audience. Obviously, if it happens with my favorite tracks, it's the best. Do you have any final words of wisdom?
If you decide to do something, just do it without any unnecessary thoughts.
Then you can do whatever you wanna do.