Everybody has their own creative process. Some people find they’re most creative at the rise of dawn, some people’s creativity levels are through the roof once the clock strikes midnight. It doesn’t matter when you’re most creative, all that matters is that the creative process ends in something to shout about. That could be a track, a whole album’s worth of material, an incredible DJ set or radio show.
We’ve teamed up with vape brand Vuse for Making Your Mark, a series that highlights diversity and creativity. We’re speaking to DJs from across the globe to find out all about their creative process, inspiration, and what they get up to in their downtime. Vuse is championing emerging creative talent, supporting artists and encouraging them to push the boundaries within the creative community.
We caught UK-born DJ Yazzus on the day of her Hyperlink gig at Konnekt.Berlin, where she now calls home, to find out what helps her relax before a show. Yazzus took us from the park that helps her to clear her head, to the botanical garden where she takes a moment to connect with the nature that she surrounds herself with. "I like to do things to relax before throwing myself into the madness that is the gig,” she says, “now I’m slowing down a bit, it’s nice to appreciate the little things."
Yazzus then heads over to Gabber Eleganza’s studio where she prepares for the night’s show - telling us a little about her creative process along the way. When she sets up shop for her gig prep, she tells us: “By being more prepared, it allows me to be more creative in the moment. At the end of the day I want to have fun, but I want the crowd to have fun as well. So, I’m not having to overthink like ‘is this song going to work? Is this crowd going to like it?’ because I’ve already done all of that.”
Watch Making Your Mark with Yazzus below, and check out Vuse on Instagram.
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