Up Close & Personal : Yasmin

14 Oct 2016

 

Up Close & Personal with Yasmin


DJ & Musician Yasmin picks out some of her favourite items from the store. 

 

 

 

 

 

Who are your style icons?

Neneh Cherry, Andre 3000, Diana Ross.

 

What are the three things you don't leave the house without?

My phone, some lip balm and a joint.

 

What is your most played track at the moment?

I’ve had Aretha Franklin - Daydreaming on repeat when I’ve been chilling recently...such a beautiful, beautiful record. In my club sets I’ve been drawing for the Dimitri From Paris remix of the new Soul Clap release, serious early 90’s uplifting vocal house vibes.

 

 

 

   

 

 

Three most used emojis?

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 Most favourite piece of clothing you own?

A pair of Sophia Webster leopard leather ankle boots.

 

What is the weirdest request you have had whilst playing?

Not exactly a weird request but I dj’d at my dads 60th birthday last year and he made me play Uptown Funk & The Eagles Greatest Hits on repeat.

 

 

  

   

 

 

Favourite place in the world?

I wrote & sang on some tracks for french producer Breakbot’s latest album on Ed Banger and we’ve been touring for most of 2016 so I’ve been in and out of Paris a lot over the past few years. Everytime I go I fall in love with Paris a little bit more.. I’m a nostalgic romantic so the overall vibe is right up my street from the get-go but I love the architecture, the parks, the music scene, the dining culture, the language, the lifestyle etc. There’s an abundance of creativity there and I always leave feeling super inspired.

 

Most memorable DJ set you've played?

There’s been so many but I really enjoyed my set at Benji B’s Deviation alongside Kaytranada a while back. The ambiance there is great and the crowd is so open minded and tasteful so they really let you take it where you want. It’s always a pleasure as a dj to play a really self indulgent set to a crowd that truly appreciates it.

 

 

  

   

 

  

What do you hate?

Ignorance & violence.

 

Future plans for Yasmin?

I’m starting a weekly dj residency at XOYO in London on monday nights called ‘Monday Monday’ operating a strict feel-good-only music policy, kicks off at the end of September. I’m also doing some more tour dates with Breakbot, we’re doing a mini South American tour at the end of October and a big Paris show at L’Olympia on November 2nd. Outside of music I’ve founded a social travel platform with two friends that we’re looking to launch some time next year so watch this space..

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Follow Yasmin on Instagram @itsyasmin & Soundcloud - soundcloud.com/itsyasmin