"The notion that a person can carve their own way from life to a place of happiness in a city that is literally bare bones is incredibly inspirational.”
A vinyl fiend since 1996, and a member of Rising Lantern Record Label. C:1 is one of Melbourne’s shinning female DJs playing techno, jungle, hip-hop and Ghettotech all over this city with such crews as MoreBass, BUSH, Wobble, Tekstep, Bass Art, The Almighty Heartical Hi-Fi Outernational, Twisted Audio, Gutterhype and many more to name.
Lilly Pilly has had some amazing dancefloor action to C:1 sets at Wobble and Twisted Audio gigs, had the pleasure of photographing her at More Bass Reunion in 2012. Not to mention great memories of hanging out and great music chats with this Canadian born wonder woman.
What you expect from a set from C:1 is energetic and good vibes. Beats that really got you moving from head to the tip of your toes. Often losing your shit. She can put you in the zone of what the night is all about, sometimes in another place in time. She truly is one the best DJs out there in Melbourne.
"Then a friend of mine straight out told me, that if a person has any kind of skill or talent they should be sharing it with the world, not hiding it.”
With an outstanding personality from most DJs we would normally meet, and incredible knowledge of her craft. Lilly Pilly is honoured to have such a talent performing at the 2nd Birthday bash in late July.
1. What inspired you to play music to crowds?
The thing that made me decide to play music out, came from some advice that left a very deep impression. Playing records has always been my happy place, but I was never compelled to 'go public'. Then a friend of mine straight out told me, that if a person has any kind of skill or talent they should be sharing it with the world, not hiding it. Bang! That was the push - or rather the kick in the ass - that started it all. After then I said yes to my first gig and life has picked me up and carried me along with its current ever since.
2. How long has C:1 been in the industry circulating for?
Officially since around November 2007, shortly after I moved to Melbourne. I modified it up with a little (*cough*) encouragement from Kamo. Before I was 'Cam:01' and before that I was 'DJCam'.. Which is obviously already taken. My other passion when I first started DJing in 2006 was reading comics, so before that - not surprisingly - I was 'TH0R'. I still love comics.
3. What are the motivations, inspirations and influences throughout your career?
I get a lot of inspiration from Detroit. The place, and the people that live there. And even more since I visited the city in May and met some of the city's people. The notion that a person can carve their own way from life to a place of happiness in a city that is literally bare bones is incredibly inspirational. The music from Detroit is still so ahead of its time and bullshit-free. Most notable influences are Mad Mike, Rob Hood, Soundmurderer, Terence Parker and Australian soldiers; Patrick HAF and Mike Hunt.
Whenever I need motivation I'll whip out the DVD of High Tech Soul and watch it.
4. Being in the industry you’ve seen scenes change, what have been some of the best changes to the scene?
Most definitely the new faces and personalities, new soundsystems, new photographers and graphic designers, new venues and new kinds of music (most of the new music).
5. What keeps you going back out there and doing gig after gig?
6. Where do you want to take your career in the next 10 years?
Pretty much the same place as most DJ heads - into the studio. I also have a ton of sounds I'd like to record, tweak, press, play and juggle with. I already have an open invitation to lay beats down with my Jungle family at Rising Lantern Records. Looking forward to coming good on my promise.