DJ Barely Legal x Dicer

Wed, 2013-01-09 16:53

We first met DJ Barely Legal (Chloé to her friends) hanging out at London's Boiler Room show. Back then, we didn't even know she was a DJ, in fact she'd only been seriously spinning for a few months. It was at Outlook Festival in 2011 that the Birmingham-born design student started to take DJing more seriously. "I'd been going to Outlook for a few years, and last year I told myself that I wouldn't go back unless I was DJing." 

So she copped some turntables and Serato Scratch Live and began to practice in earnest. With a little help from friends including UK bass music pioneers Scratcha DVA and Chimpo, she was soon causing a stir. DJ shows on Nasty FM and Rinse FM in early 2012 bolstered her presence on the circuit even more, and by September 2012, she reached the milestone that she'd set a year previously: playing at Outlook Festival. 

Shortly afterwards, she was invited to submit mixes for Mistajam's show on the UK's biggest urban music station, BBC 1Xtra. 

Key her to success is her impeccable taste in music and ability to read a crowd, "I just play what I grew up on, and people really like the energy in my sets". To maintain this energy, she mixes tracks quickly. "I like to mix tunes in every one-and-a-half minutes… It's really easy with Serato, you have all the tunes in front of you, and with the Novation Dicers, you have all your cue points on the deck, so you don't have to lean over to your laptop. It's just really easy to bring those quick mixes in." 

Check out our video below: the only one on Novation TV with a cat-ears headband.

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