1. Growing Up
Music was definitely a part of my household growing up. We had a piano in our lounge room, so I would sit there and pretend that I could play piano when I wasn’t sitting on the floor hitting my mum’s pots and pans with a wooden spoon. I have fond memories of performing with my sister in front of our parents’ friends – we would wrap up random household items in newspaper, then throw them out to our audience while dancing and miming the words to ‘Grease Lightning’…
I take inspiration from the beauty that surrounds me. Whether it is a bassline, a skyline, a colour, or the curve of a body. Music is the backdrop that shapes my story each day and lately I’ve been listening to lot of Mihai Popoviciu – his music is wonderful and I hope he comes out here soon.
3. Your Crew
My crew here in Sydney consists of a bunch of music lovers who, while being serious about their craft, don’t take themselves too seriously. This means we have fun A LOT. Since parties like SPICE and S.A.S.H started, I feel like an entire community of like-minded people have come together to celebrate music and good energy, minus the chin-stroking negativity that used to be prevalent in this scene. The connections you make through music are so special, I feel like I have the best friends in the world and that our friendship is untouchable because of all the amazingness we’ve shared together.
4. The Music You Make
I’ve written and released a range of different music over the last decade, but I am first and foremost a DJ who plays electronic music of the deep and weirdly beautiful kind. Right now I’m writing and building a repertoire of music in the vein of music that I play, so I can start releasing next year. This has been the biggest and most rewarding challenge of my life so far.
5. Music, Right Here, Right Now
This is definitely an exciting time for music in Oz. The metaphoric bridge between Berlin, Spain and Sydney is getting smaller and easier to cross, and everything feels within reach for those who live here. Our local artists are continually travelling overseas to listen, compare and be inspired and the music scene here is reaping all the benefits. My favourite nights to party are when you have an all-local line-up, it can’t get much better than that.
GABBY plays Spice Cellar on Saturday August 24.