WE SCORE AN INTERVIEW WITH DJ TINC WHO WILL TAKE US TO A NEW DAWN AT SILOSO BEACH PARTY THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE
This year Siloso Beach Party brings you a series of great party line up with international DJs leading you into an explosive New Year. To celebrate the festive season, MartiniBlanc is honoured to score an interview with DJ Tinc, a Singapore based DJ/producer with an audio repertoire that has skyrocketed into the local and international club scene.
She started to become a live musician and performer at a very young age. Music has always been a huge part of her life, and DJ-ing is just part of her music journey. She told MartiniBlanc, “I discovered electronic music 3 years ago in 2011 when I started going to the clubs and I got so intrigued by the music. It was very different from what I usually do, so I decided to find out more about it. That’s when I realized there’s a musical role called the DJ and it has just been a very interesting and amazing journey”.
During her journey of pursuing this unconventional dream, her family plays a huge part in her life. She said, “I am just a stubborn and ‘I-live-my-life-the way-i-want-it kinda kid’. I’ve always known what I wanted in life and what I want to achieve – to be a musician/performer. Thus, DJing kind of compromises both of what I’ve wanted, it consist of both showmanship and music.” Her motivation is watching people letting go of their troubles and coming together united as one to a song.
As one of the youngest female DJ in Singapore, she met a lot of stereotypes that judge her career choice. However, she believes in doing what she loved and perseveres in it. “I’ve been a musician for more than 15 years and I have never wavered. The thing is, to stand your ground. People will talk and it’s just part of how society works. There are a lot of successful female musicians out there and I believe music is music, not about the gender,” she defended.
“It was definitely life changing!” she expressed enthusiastically when asked about the first time she spinned at Zouk and Butter Factory Singapore. “Butter factory was my first official DJ gig, and I was so nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. It was my first time setting up my stuff in a different setting and I remembered worrying about switching sets with other DJs. Now thinking about it, I am so grateful I had wonderful DJ friends there who helped me through the night and we still laugh about it!” she recounted.
Zouk was a turning point in her DJing career, “it’s pretty much a given that every DJ in Singapore wants to be part of this amazing club’s story, and I am a small part of it. Playing in Velvet Underground was amazing, the people and environment, the experience and of course, I have learnt so much from everyone in this amazing joint,” she told MartiniBlanc.
To encourage the youth to pursue their dream, she said it is best to take one step at a time. “One day it may seem like you’re getting closer and the next, it will seem so far away. There will be good and bad days. On the good days, stay humble and if you can, help others who can use your help. On the bad days, don’t lose faith, keep pushing and I promise, you will see light,” DJ Tinc advised.
Will you be with us to celebrate as we Rise to a New Dawn on Siloso Beach this New Year’s Eve?
Catch DJ Tinc, along with many more Local and International DJs, at the Siloso Beach Party this 31st December 2014. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE