First of all I would like to thank Miss Sunshine for taking time to do this interview! This one hits home because I used to live next to Osijek so it’s a good feeling interviewing someone from where I grew up! Welcome to Feeling Mnml! 🙂
Thank you!! 🙂
1. How did you get into electronic dance music?
My journey into electronic music starts back from 1995 when I, as a
really young girl, discovered electronic type of music. Back then
parties were small and more underground. I started to attend these
events and met some people who guided me later through my DJ path. In
1997 I started to DJ, and that same year I got my first residency in
my hometown in a very popular club “Oxygene”. This is where it all
2. Who are some of your influences?
My influences changed through the years. Every year brings something
different and important to me. Last few years as I am more focused on
music production I tend to get inspired from producers whose music I
like and play, when back in the days, DJ’s an their skills where the
things that made that kind of impact and inspiration on me. My top 4
producers whose music inspired me the most in lately are : Miro Pajic,
Tim Xavier, Re:Axis & Gaiser.
3. How would say the techno/minimal scene is developing in Croatia?
How about Osijek in particular, is the scene big there?
I think scene in Croatia is worst then ever. There are very few good
parties and quality driven clubs with quality music. There are almost
no minimal oriented parties.
People are stuck in the old times and are listening old music without
any wish for anything new and fresh.. I really can’t understand that..
Osijek once had great scene with over 1000 people who were regular
partygoers, and now we can only wish for 100 of them and that is the
best case scenario!
Osijek at the time, was a place of music innovation and top DJs where
filling clubs every weekend .. and now the quality of music is a low
Maybe the fact that I haven’t played in my hometown for over a year
now is also telling you something about my town..
4. What is your most memorable moment in your career so far?
Uhh.. this is a though question.. There are so many beautiful moments
in my 13 years old career as a Dj an now as a producer.
If we’re talking about parties I would definitely have to say that my
best DJ memories come from Exit Festival (Serbia). Also I have to
mention Valkana Beach Festival – one of the biggest electronic music
festivals back in the croatian golden music era , and then there is a
beautiful club from Romania – Studio Martin (Bucharest) , and also
countless beautiful gigs around the Europe where I got to meet
beautiful people. Last but not the least to mention my project Queens
of Minimal Techno together with my partner Viktoria Rebeka.
On the production side, best moments are definitely my first releases
with my partner Marko Moree (now Volster) few years ago. We were soo
happy that something is finally happening on the production side and
were very proud of it!
And also my first solo EP on Monocline Record in December 2009.
I remember when I first sent my demo to Monocline, I was sooo excited
as they were my first choice and label in which I saw myself….
When they listened to it they invited me to become a member of that
5. If you weren’t into making music, where do you think we could find
To be honest I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. but if I try
really hard to imagine… maybe I would work something involving
marketing – management as I have a degree in economics 🙂
6. If you could have a conversation with any person, dead or alive,
who would it be and why?
My dad. who past away few years ago, too early .. I think we would
have so much more to tell to each other…
7. You’re stranded on the island. You can only bring 3 things. What are they?
If I wanna stay there: my boyfriend, my dog and music.
If I wanna leave : a plane or a boat with enough fuel in it 😀
8. What are some of the things we can expect from you in the future?
I am working hard in the studio, many projects are planned. Here is
the list of some Eps and RMXs I plan to release till June:
2010 | Re:Axis – Everything that we know (Miss Sunshine rmx) – Monocline
2010 | Clone Kent – Appearance (Miss Sunshine rmx) – Redukt
2010 | Miss Sunshine – Dark Me Out EP + Jan Hendez rmx – Schoene Musik
2010 | Billy Johnston – Get up! (Miss Sunshine rmx)
2010 | Mild Bang – Up & Left (Miss Sunshine rmx) – Rationalism
2010 | V.A.tools – Do you have 1min. of your time – Monocline
2010 | Miss Sunshine & Volster – (no title yet) vinyl – Schoene Musik
2010 | V.A. – (no title yet) – Schoene Musik
2010 | Miss Sunshine – (no title yet) LP – Monocline
and many more..
Also hoping to tour much more and to visit parts of this beautiful
planet I never visited before 🙂
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MISS SUNSHINE’S EXCLUSIVE MIX FOR ‘FEELING MNML’!