Lola Kay, Dj and Producer, born and raised in Minsk, Belarus, currently Barcelona resident.
Being relatively fresh on the scene she already has proven her skills behind the decks, earned residency in a few important Radio Stations such as Barcelona City Fm, Beats2Dance (Netherlands), did guest mix for Room Fm, radiostations in Ibiza, Argentina, UK etc
Her sets are pure energy, percussive, full of acid sounds and dirty bass lines they seamlessly travel in-between many genres: techno, trance, breaks, electro etc etc Her signature sound is inspired by Berlin and Detroit Techno, 90s old school techno tracks, trance and always 303 sound ☺ .“For me the important thing on the dance floor is energy, not the genre of music. If it moves you, if it touches you, that’s all that matters”
The ability to instantly connect with the room and deliver quality sets already established her as a beloved regular and crowd favorite in emblematic Barcelona’s venues: City Hall, Sala Apolo, Sala Upload, Sala Bikini, Metro Disco etc .
” I want to make people feel love, excitement, inspiration, tears of joy – all that with the right music at the right time for the right people. “
How / When / Why did you start playing?
I started playing very early, when I didn’t even know the name for it. At the age 11 I just loved to throw little parties with friends after school, and I was always in charge of music. It came naturally to me. Then I got into dancing and music went to the second plan but never disappeared. 8 years ago I came back to it and I’m very happy I did.
Where do you draw from to get new music? / What is your musical exploration process?
My music digging process is very random, I just keep my eyes and ears open at all times. Digging new vinyls, listening podcasts and streamings, listening to other djs, spotify, curiously Instagram too 🙂 Normally If I like the sound of one producer I dig deeper and dig his/her inspirations etc It’s a very interesting process. I enjoy it very much and sometimes can pass days just digging and digging, listening, getting inspired.
3 Qualities that all DJs should have in your opinion and why
For me 1st is to remember that Djing is about music and feeling and not about you. It’s about creating this special moments on the dancefloor.
Being open to experiment, with different genres, different energies, not to be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Lots of Djs are playing very safely and it gets very boring sometimes.
Constantly work on your craft, develop music taste, evolve.
What has the pandemic meant for you? What impact did it had on your personal life?
I think this pandemic made us reflect on what’s actually important and necessary in our lives. How important is to be around right people, your family, to feel good. For me it was deep profound understanding of who I am, what I want, who I want it with and what I miss and need the most.
What do you think of clubs and discos closed due to the pandemic? Positive and negative aspects from your point of view.
Club culture is the one that suffered most this pandemic. And I think it’s important that we make everything possible to help to save it. Governments don’t think that it’s essential. I think it’s outrages that the music industry was blamed for spreading the virus when we could clearly see the results of multiple experiments and different events being save spaces.
3 names of producers or DJs that inspire you
It’s a very tough one… The list is long. But I will try ☺
Future projects, are you working on something specific at the moment?
Lots of exciting new projects are coming ☺ Currently working on my first EP, want it to be out by summer. New very interesting collabs, that will be announced very soon. And waiting for pandemic to be over and continue with our project KRAFT – new Techno Queer Party in Barcelona.
DJ set 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGs-Fb61o-8
Dj Set 3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSIf3mg638s