Miss Nine is truly one of the most talented producers and DJs. Her original tracks (Nevertheless, Lost and Found, Turn Up the Love, Dusk 2 Dawn) and remixes (Things We Do 4 Love, Sanctuary, That Feeling) are just as incredible as her Nine Sessions that she shares through iTunes and Soundcloud. She’s taken a break from production, but she is ready to go with a slew of great music and a new deal with Spinnin Records. If you are a fan of brilliant house music, there’s no doubt that several tracks from Miss Nine are in your playlists.
RS: How are you doing today?
Miss Nine: I’m doing great; we are in Amsterdam for ADE!
RS: Have you been here before?
Miss Nine: Of course, I live here.
RS: Oh, you live in Amsterdam?
Miss Nine: I do live here.
RS: So, you are German living in the Netherlands?
Miss Nine: Yes, correct.
RS: Is the DJ scene better in Amsterdam than it is in Germany?
Miss Nine: It depends, a lot of DJs and guys come from the Netherlands so something must be in the food or the air over here! There are a lot of DJs that come from here.
RS: I hear that it is the water in Breda.
Miss Nine: The water in Breda but also Amsterdam I would say.
RS: Your label is 925 Music, I can kind of guess what the 9 stands for but what does the 25 stand for?
Miss Nine: Well you can listen to music all day and all night long so it’s not a 9-5 job, you just go all night long.
RS: 9 to 5! I love that! I really liked your mix of DJ Chus & Ceballos – “That Feeling,” how did that mix come about?
Miss Nine: A few years back I organized events here in the Netherlands and we have a certain sound. I have always been a fan of Deep Dish and Chus & Ceballos, I played with them in Spain and Brazil and it was our soundtrack of the night. I loved that track and asked Chus to send me the parts because I wanted to do the remix. I did one and I wasn’t happy with it so I left it for two or three years and then I said I would try it again and came up with this one and decided to put it out.
RS: I love it. Are you taking a break from production? I noticed that you haven’t been doing that much lately.
Miss Nine: I haven’t been doing that much this year, I was more focused on the production and have big A&R supports. I started the collaboration with Spinnin’ and MAS and a new release is actually circling at ADE now. It’s more of a deep house track, it is similar to the feel and sound of “That Feeling” so that was the focus. Next month at the beginning of November I will be in the United States touring in LA and San Francisco and continuing with everything.
RS: I hope you come to Chicago.
Miss Nine: It’s been a while since I have been to Chicago. Spy Bar was my place to be.
RS: Speaking of Chicago, I watched the video of you making pizza in New Jersey. What’s your favorite topping for pizza?
Miss Nine: It would be cheese, even though I’m not 100% Dutch, but cheese would be the topping.
RS: If you were a Smurf what would be your name?
Miss Nine: It would be Josephine from the Smurfs.
RS: I love it. I am sure you might be sick of being asked this question but this really pissed me off when they announced the DJMag awards and out of 100 people there were only two women. I wanted to ask you what you think the EDM world should do to make the environment more conducive to women?
Miss Nine: Well it’s not only the EDM world, it’s the whole music world in general. I was asked similar questions earlier. No matter what gender you are, we are humans and all the same and we have to respect everyone. There are so many guys in this industry and it has always been a male dominated industry and women have to work twice as hard to get their feet in the door into the industry. Very few have the support of the artists who can make change and of course they would need more support from all the guys and other people around. It’s a matter of time when the real skills will come out and how a female DJ can move a crowd. I think it’s really important to look at the roots of everyone. I like to say that it’s all about the journey, if you can deliver you have a place there. It is just a list though, there are so many good artists out there that play the stars from the sky and can take people on a journey to forget all about their day life and that is what counts in the end. It’s a list and you do get extra bookings and promoters look through that list but music changes as well so who knows what’s happening next year.
RS: You just said something pretty magical and I think that you should make a song about it, “play the stars from the sky,” I think that is such a great lyric for a topline.
Miss Nine: Thank you, I will keep that in mind.
RS: While we are talking about serious issues let’s keep it serious, why do DJs wear black?
Miss Nine: I think it kind of became the pop color of the DJs and musicians. Everyone wants to be a pop star and so everybody tries to wear black. It’s dark in the club anyway so I always say if the lights are out and the music is shit then it’s not a good DJ. If the lights are out and the music is good than everyone has a good time.
RS: Who cares what they are wearing.
Miss Nine: Exactly, it’s just a piece of clothing. You have to experience a DJ with your eyes closed and then you can tell if it’s a good one or not.
RS: I like that, I’m going to use that and steal it from you. If you were a furry what animal would you be?
Miss Nine: I would be a bird because I would be able to fly around to many places and be able to scan everything. I could have a good time and pick food from all the tables at restaurants. I would just be free and enjoy life from the upper sky, moving around fast.
RS: I love it. When they make the movie about your life what actress is going to play you?
Miss Nine: Angelina Jolie.
RS: I get it, you have the hair and the cheek bones and I think that you are prettier than she is, not that we are judging.
Miss Nine: She is pretty from the inside as well.
RS: That’s true, just like you. What would you like to say to all of your fans out there?
Miss Nine: Thank you for supporting me throughout all the years, there is a lot of new music coming up, especially collaborations on Spinnin’ and other labels. You definitely have to check out my World Of Nine episodes on YouTube because I am taking it backstage with what’s happening in my life and also giving tips on how I create a radio show. People can always ask questions and I will answer them. The nine session mixes are for free on iTunes and everywhere else. I will continue touring places that I haven’t been to yet. Even though I have traveled around the globe a few times there are still places, people, and cultures that I want to see and that’s what’s going to happen.