Univz is another few female player in the scene who released her first debut single "METI" from Oxygen under the umbrella of Spinnin' Records. Her story started with only 2 days after the release of "METI", recording over 200,000 viewers on Spinnin' TV and already receives support from the very top players like Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Vinai, Nicky Romero and more. Tune into to her exclusive interview on her new release and how works as a DJ/Producer.
Q1. What does Univz stand for? How did you get this name?
It was inspired by the Universe. I’m a big fan of space. I’ve always dreamt of travelling in space and reaching other planets. I find it absolutely overwhelming to recognise the fact that we all are part of something bigger, and that each of us was born from the stardust and that after our death, we will turn back into stardust again.
Q2. We heard your new track “Stardust” is stored on January 6. Can you tell us more about your new track?
I wrote the lyrics for “Stardust” four years ago, when my deep admiration for space was just in the modest beginnings. You can easily notice this awe in all of my music videos, including this one. “Stardust” is going to be a little space odyssey. I tried to finish the track dozens of times, and it’s been the most difficult piece of work I’ve ever done so far. But now I can heave a sigh of relief, because it’s all over.
Q3. What are you working on at the moment?
My plans have no end. I’ve been working on my EP for quite a few months now. I hope it finally comes out in the nearest future. Sometimes the progress is so slow that it feels like I’ve got stuck in some sort of slow motion. At certain moments I spend about six months in the studio and then realise that I can basically throw everything I’ve done into a rubbish bin. I must admit that occasionally that makes me feel lost. Then I have to switch into something different and create something new.
Q4. So you sing, produce music, act in music videos… What is your favourite part of the creative process?
Overall, I’d say that I enjoy every single part of the creative process, but what really electrifies me and shakes my familiar routine is filming. It’s a mind-blowing process when the whole crew gets together and we all let our hair down and have lots of fun!
Q5. What inspires you? Where do you get your inspiration from?
Science fiction and science fantasy in the first place: Carl Sagan’s 'Contact', Ray Bradbury’s 'Martian Chronicles' , Ayn Rand’s 'Atlas Shrugged' , Isaac Asimov’s 'The end of Eternity' as well as plenty of films and TV shows. Generally, everything that’s associated with space and surrealism. For example, when I’m trying to get in the mood to write my own music, I can listen to the ‘Twin Peaks’ soundtrack for many hours in a row. It helps me feel relaxed. It’s a kind of meditation for me. To give my imagination a push and start thinking outside the box, I like to go over Fantastic Planet by Rene Laloux, which is my all-time favourite cartoon, every now and then.
Q6. Do you ever find yourself stuck in a creativity crisis? How do you manage to shake it off?
Sometimes I get the feeling that my whole career is one big creativity crisis. At times I get the impression that my whole life is going down the drain. From time to time I feel devastated, and I often live a solitary way of life. Art and travelling help me flee to a different world where I create my own reality, which makes me unbelievably happy. That’s my personal style of escapism - something that helps me abstain from the things that bother me periodically.
Q7. You’ve been to Japan before, haven’t you?Tell us a bit about your experience and feelings.
Exactly. I’ve been to Japan for three times. The last time I visited Japan as part of my tour, when I played in Tokyo and Osaka last year. In my opinion, Japan is like a different planet, and Japanese people are a little bit like aliens, in a good sense! They are completely different from everyone else. Usually people get boring when they get older, which is something you could never say about the Japanese! I’m very keen on people who love everything cute and can’t resist having fun no matter how old they are! I’ve always admired the Kawaii aesthetics. I think it shows off the highest degree of people’s ability to enjoy their life and have fun!
Q8. Please leave a message for your fans in Japan.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Never stop searching. Peace and love to you all!
The world Univz creates with her magical inspiration doesn't stop to make a buzz and she constantly receives support from the top DJ/Producers in the scene. She has also performed at V² TOKYO and Vanity Osaka and produced her world to the Japanese fans. She will be growing bigger and bigger and we hope to see her on the next DJ MAG TOP 100 DJs. Let's see what she's going to bring in 2017.