Heating up the dance floor

Ukrainian DJ

Heating up the dance floor

She is a turntablist with a hardcore hiphop and old school sound. Over the years, Teri Miko has made a name for herself by being known as an electronic producer and DJ.

Known for her highly energetic sets, she recently performed at High Ultra Lounge.

She spoke to Anila Kurian about her achievements in the music industry.

What motivated you to enter the music industry?
I always knew that I will be doing something in the music industry. I come from a musically-inclined family, so I’ve always had good knowledge about it.

My friends suggested that I become a DJ since I like to party and that hobby became a career option.

You’ve performed around the world. How different is the audience?
Each country/region has a different taste in music. While France is more hiphop-oriented, Germany is more into techno music. But in India, it’s completely different.

There’s a huge crowd that enjoys Bollywood music and EDM. So it’s great to explore those terrains.

Where in India have you enjoyed playing the most?
Mumbai has a good audience but also does Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Then again, I never know what to expect each time I perform.

The best compliment you’ve received...
It’s when someone told me that I am Skrillex’s sister.

What’s the worst compliment you have got?
(Laughs) Can a compliment be bad?

Well, something that made you uncomfortable...
I don’t like it when people give me sexist compliments. I don’t enjoy it when they comment on how hot I look.

I represent my music and I am an artiste. I don’t like to be known as the party person behind the console.

What’s the best way to impress you?
Simply compliment my music.

If music is your first love, what’s second?
Food, followed by sleep.

If you could be eternally stuck in one year, which one would you pick?
The beginning of the 2000 as it was the golden time for RnB music. And maybe the 70s too.

The one popular song that you don’t like...
‘I Took A Pill in Ibiza’ by Mike Poser.

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