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We had a sit-down with rising star Yolanda whose music made waves in a short period since her debut, and who shared the stage with international performers like Remcord and Lunar Plane.

Music started very early for Yolanda. She began learning how to play multiple instruments like piano and violin when she was 6 years old, and eventually, she stuck with the drums. Earlier this year, Yolanda decided to take a shot at deejaying and quickly developed a passion for it.

Of her biggest inspirations is her absolute favorite producer/DJ Boys Noize, whose raw sounds and deep and very distinct basslines move her. She also really likes SAMA’, Amelie Lens, SCNTST, Javascript, and SRVD.

Her September performance at The Tap Maadi was one of Yolanda’s most memorable performances, “I was in a great mood,” she recalls, “the crowd’s energy was amazing, and I played a very nice opening set for AlSharif.”

Checkout how Yolanda did with the quick Q&A’s we fired at her:

What makes a good/booming night for a DJ?

Good ambiance, a crowd that’s there to listen to new music, and no track requests.

If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?

90s Techno for sure!

What is one subgenre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?

Destroy Techno, it’s my favorite genre. There are lots of cool producers that make very distinctive tracks that aren’t as exposed to the scene as they should be.

What is it that you love about the scene? Your subgenre’s scene?

I enjoy that the crowd is open to being introduced to new music and new tracks. I like dropping something different every once in a while, and I love how the crowd interacts with it.

What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?

Take Me Down by Djedjotronic.

What is one track that is popular that you can’t stand?

Every single Ariana Grande song.

What festivals would you most like to play?

Dour, DGTL, Dekmantel, Sonar, Cercle, and Awakenings.

If you had the power to abolish one musical genre, which one would it be?

Country music. Don’t even get me started.

 

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