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40 Questions: Adeline

40 Questions: Adeline

Performances on stages at The BPM Festival, Burning Man and Sankeys are a rarity for even the most seasoned DJs, but it’s regular routine for Swedish native Adeline.

Alongside a growing tour schedule, the now Ibiza-based artist has released original music on Crosstown Rebels, Glitterbox Recordings, Culprit and Kindisch.

We welcome her to our 40 Questions series ahead of this weeks release of her new remix for La Fleur’s Aphelion, coming on her Power Plant Records imprint.

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

I just got back to Barcelona after a mini US tour including Burning Man!

02. What year were you born?

You’re not meant to ask a lady her age?!

03. Do you have a nickname?

Some friends call me Aid.

04. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

I have some interior deco from my grandparents in my favourite colour petrol and turquoise that I love.

05. How would you describe yourself?

I’m a free spirited very creative ever optimistic and very calm person. Drama free and most of the time high on life! It’s true, the drugs don’t work on me anymore lol.

06. Worst experience as a DJ?

It’s all a learning experience isn’t it! I would probably say those early gigs in South America with promotors who said they would pay and never did.

07. Best experience as a DJ?

I love every moment when playing, when you get into that flow and the tracks come out by themselves, when the energy is high, and the crowd is vibing, what better is there.

08. Favourite record label?

I really like Holic Trax and Play It Say It.

09. What’s your biggest weakness?

I like travelling too much and can’t be in the same place.

10. First record you ever paid for?

I remember buying those early Kitsune records, back about 12 years ago.

11. What’s your morning routine?

Always meditating, and doing some yoga if time allows. No breakfast!

12. Your dream collaboration?

Tiga.

13. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

I’ve got a masters in mathematics.

14. Who’s your biggest inspiration?

I draw inspiration from many people around me, people who are hardworking and persevere inspire me.

15. Ever smoked?

Yeah but it doesn’t go well with me.

16. Ever done drugs?

Yeah, but some of them don’t work on me anymore. I’ve created a constant high on life, you can laugh but it’s true.

17. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

My life, from my parents.

18. And the best gift you’ve ever given?

It’s not really up to me to decide that, the receiver is. But sharing my presence and understanding I believe it would be.

19. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been to?

I loved Holbox in Mexico!! I love untouched paradise locations like that place.

20. And one place you want to visit?

I want to go to Bali!

40 Questions: Adeline

21. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

DJ Tennis/Manfredi inspired me a lot as he’s a close friend of mine and has got so much experience from all areas of the industry. He’s very wise.

22. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

I wanted to run my own fashion brand, I’d do something with management as that’s my education. I’d also be a spiritual leader of some sort.

23. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Pub in London, I didn’t make it past the trial shift.

24. Favourite record right now?

This song is not super new, but I’ve been playing it a lot lately, Strange Behaviour in a Kobe remix by Blagger. It starts so jazzy and goes into a minimal slick acid line. And I love the vocal.

25. And the best record ever made?

Larry Heard’s – The Sun Can’t Compare. Gives me chills, still, every time!

26. One thing you couldn’t live without?

My laptop.

27. Your favourite food?


I love quinoa, and I love acai bowls. In fact I’m gonna have one now!

28. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Red meat. It tastes like death, and I’m alive.

29. Who would you want to play you in a movie?

Wonderwoman.

30. What’s something you’re passionate about?

Self-development and purposeful living. My biggest hobby.

31. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Void Mykonos is definitely in the top so far.

32. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

Get Lost in Miami this year was such an amazing day and night.

33. Craziest story of being on the road?

I’m kinda always on the road, and I live. So much in the now. I don’t have a really good memory. I think I’ve had a pretty smooth journey so far.

34. Weirdest request as a DJ?

I guess that would be back in the day in Sweden when I’d play a song with some vocal and they’d say please play something with a vocal. Just because it wasn’t mixed like a radio song they wouldn’t realise it had a vocal on it. Just because it was proper music.

35. If you had one super power what would it be?

Flying!

36. Late sleeper or early riser?

I love to rise early but right now I’m so jet lagged and can’t sleep until 4 or 7am grrr.

37. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

I don’t actually watch YouTube or films really.

38. The top thing on your bucket list?

To play more in USA and South America, that’s my aim at the moment.

39. Most memorable moment of your life so far?

Oh wow that’s just too hard! But actually, it’s always best now, this moment we have now is the only thing that there is. Our life is an eternal moment here and now. It’s my favourite.

40. Will you ever be done with music?

No, it’s a lifes work and one can never be done.

La Fleur’s Aphelion EP including Adeline’s remix drops October 4th on Power Plant Records.