She Can DJ: Elly K On MFTV
After fending off countless other top 10 hopefuls for EMI’s She Can DJ competition, DJ/Producer Elly K caught up with Feeds to chat shop.
Still relatively young for the EDM game, Elly K has already experienced heights many of her seniors never will. She has feathers in her cap in the form of international gigs, being a crowd favourite all around her local stomping ground of Sydney, and now landing in the top 10 of She Can DJ 2012, a feat that can be put in context pretty simply – the other 9 contenders are 5+ years older than her.
The competition itself shows the changing times in the electronic world. Once a male-dominated scene, female DJs and producers are now getting the same respect as their counterparts. We go into this paradigm shift with Elly K, who explains that there was no more reason for the uneven playing field as girls have been making music just as impressive, and in some cases more so, than the dudes.
Where the others might be going back to their usual night club where they act as house DJ, Elly K will be packing her bags and shipping off overseas for a string of adventures, playing all throughout Europe and the US, but not before putting her head down in the studio, to emerge later in the year with some original material.