Celebrating female artists – introducing fourth place: DJ Sc@rWritten by Kieran Casey
Core magazine recently held a Facebook poll to determine who YOU considered the cream of the crop in the female dance music world. You decided that hardcore princess, DJ Sc@r, deserved fourth place, and we caught up with her to discuss everything DJ Sc@r related…
There’s not much to tell! I'm an Aussie, living in the UK who loves to travel and party! I am a full time nurse on top of everything.
What are your thoughts on the current UK hardcore scene?
It’s changed a lot of the past few years, what with the recession affecting a lot of the event attendances. In spite of this, the production quality and music standards are extremely high at the moment. There is a lot of raw talent pushing through, with new ideas from producers, DJs, MCs and promoters. The next six months looks to be an exciting one!
You’re about to launch your own record label and clothing range. Tell us more about that.
I’ve worked with Raw Elements the past six years; I felt it was time for a new challenge and direction. I’ve had a lot of support from friends, family and other members of the scene. Scarred Digital focuses on bringing exposure to quality, well-produced hard dance music from UK hardcore, freeform and gabber, and there is even a hard dance remix signed up to the label!
From a producer point of view, what makes the perfect hardcore track?
Catchy riffs, pianos, tight percussion, diva vocals and a sexy acid line always does it for me.
For anyone that hasn’t seen you DJ, how would you describe your shows?
Ravey! Lots of upfront business with old skool influences through to the dark side. Expect lots of pianos and breakbeats with tough kick drum tracks to dance to.
My favourite gig would have to be one of my international ones: Belgian events always spring to mind (October will be my fourth tour this year!) or the USA 'Too Hot To Handle Tour' with DJ Pikey. It was insane playing in New York, Pittsburgh and Rochester! It was just the atmosphere and experience of the whole trip.
Which artists are you currently supporting and who is really impressing you at the moment?
Luna C has always been one of my major influences for his unique ideas, but the artists I’m supporting currently has to be Klubfiller, Gammer, Sy, Kutski, S3rl and Ben Haze. I'm always there to support the sounds of up-and-coming artists as well: Nick235, Chris Fear, Catzeyez, Eufeion and Patch are great.
When you're not being one of the top artists in hardcore (repping it for the girls!), how do you like to spend your time?
I'm a full time registered Palliative Care Nurse. I love my work and those who know me know how constantly busy I love to be so I try to fit in ballet, travelling and socialising as much as possible as well.
If you could work with anyone on a music project, who would it be?
I have recently worked with Klubfiller on a few collaborations and he has been very inspiring! I have always wanted to work with Luna C. We have remixed each other’s tracks a number of times and he's always played my music, but to do a collaboration would be great. I feel with our background love for the scene it would be a track full of amens and pianos throughout!
Hear that, Luna C? We reckon you two would make a great team.