Not your usual DJ hailing from Berlin's underground, Paramida has been rising to fame and credibility with her rich sets and amazing work through her much lauded label, Love On The Rocks. With her infectious, ready-to-rave attitude and eclectic taste, we couldn't be happier to have her headlining the next edition of Discosodoma this Saturday.
Love On The Rocks has been one of our favourite labels since we started DISCOSODOMA, and Paramida's sets found online have set the tone in so many afterparty affairs. In this feature, we talk about love and inspiration.
What records and sounds have informed your direction for Love On The Rocks?
1. Lama - Love On The Rocks.
My label is named after this record.
2. Lauer - Macsat Ring Down (Lee Douglas Remix)
I wouldn't say that this has really something to do with LOTR, but I do remember that this track had a big impact on me when it came out.. and it was exactly the time I was thinking about a name and asking around for music for LOTR..
It is definitely one of the best jams in the world and I still never get tired of it. It's so epic, I just love it. Lee Douglas at his best!
3. Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia - Obsidian (Deconstructure)
This is a milestone in my musical development. It sounds like something between Proto, Prins Thomas and a transcendental journey. It's just super sick.. Listen to it and don't skip!
4. Telephones - Rytmenarkotisk & Telephones - Lotusland
This was actually supposed to come out on LOTR, but Sex Tags Ufo came across and offered him to put it out earlier. So Telephones had to write me new tracks for LOTR and that's how Lotusland was made :)
This BIS show from 2011 had a huge impact on my taste in music. It showed me another perspective of groove and turned my perception of dance music upside down. It became an instant classic at afterpartys in my house and we called it The DJ Steve experience.
What are the five things that work for you as a constant source of inspiration?
Of course music, it's what drives us all here. If it wasn't about music, you wouldn't throw parties, I wouldn't be djing and we wouldn't come together to party :)
At the end of the day, no matter how much people talk shit about you or slag you off, always remember the ones who show you love and support you for what you are doing.
I think you should never take yourself too seriously. There is nothing better than a good laugh, especially about nonsense or things you shouldn't laugh about.
Yes, we all know that travelling opens our minds and bla bla.. but I really have to admit that there is nothing worse than staying all your life in one place and thinking that this is the centre of the world (like most people do in Berlin for example), whereas there are so many beautiful and amazing places in the world with unbelievable and sick parties happening! Get out of your comfort zone and discover the world!
There is nothing better than staring into the sea, if you really want to clear your mind, let things go and come up with new ideas.
Out of curiosity, what were you seeing while answering the above?
Catch Paramida at Discosodoma on Saturday 13 August from 9pm-4am at Dalston Superstore!