Azo is a DJ /producer who has consistently found new ways to strike a balance between a rich myriad of influences. For some time now, she has been wowing audiences in clubs and festivals and putting dazzling productions forward.
“My music pays tribute to space and extra-terrestrial life. I have a deep appreciation for pianos and their ability to evoke feelings of happiness and nostalgia. Most of my productions are intended to be closing tracks, combining dance floor beats with melancholic pads. They are best experienced during sunrise.”
Tell us about who you are?
I’m a Dj and producer based in Brussels, music passionate and a space enthusiast.
In addition to creating and performing music, I’m hosting a monthly radio show on Kiosk Radio. I am also the owner of a label and events known as Queer Future Club.
How did you get into electronic music?
I began my musical journey at the age of 4, first with the piano and later with the cello. Even as a child, I had a knack for creating small melodies on my parents’ computer.
As a teenager, I was listening to eurodance, later it was through the LGBTQA+ community in Paris, where I grew up, that I discovered house music. I used to create my own homemade compilations by recording songs from radio FG onto tapes.
At the age of 18, I started taking my music production more seriously. I left classical music behind and purchased my first turntables, the technics SL1200 mk2 from a rapper. From there, I began to explore the art of DJing as well.
What motivates you?
I consider myself fortunate to have music as a passion, it has always guided my life’s journey. One of my greatest motivations is the desire to keep learning and growing, so that I can offer the very best music to my audience.
Although I’m a bit shy, the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd inspires me greatly. Seeing people dance and receiving messages of gratitude after a performance is a humbling reminder of the power of music to bring joy and connection to our lives.
How would you describe your style?
“My music is inspired by space and rave culture, drawing from a range of influences including Acid, UK Hardcore, Trance, Detroit Techno, and Electro. It pays tribute to space and extraterrestrial life. I have a deep appreciation for pianos and their ability to evoke feelings of happiness and nostalgia. Most of my productions are intended to be closing tracks, combining dance floor beats with melancholic pads. They are best experienced during sunrise.”
You are known for your unique selection, where and how do you get into “the digging mode”? Where do you find new sounds?
“I spend my days and nights exploring playlists on YouTube and Soundcloud, and subscribing to channels and labels on Bandcamp to discover new releases. Whenever I’m touring, I try to visit local record shops to discover what people are listening to in other cities. Additionally, I listen to a lot of mixes on various radio stations, such as Kiosk, Hor Berlin, Rinse France, and EOS Radio, to get inspired by other DJs.”
What should we be expecting from you in the future?
“I’m thrilled about my upcoming releases – a single on Correspondant in May, and an EP on SNC crew. During the summer, I’ll be performing at various festivals and clubs across Europe. Additionally, I’m launching my own label, Queer Future Club, which will exclusively feature queer artists. We’ve previously highlighted queer artists at our events, and I’m excited to continue this mission through our label. On top of all that, I’m also starting to perform a new live.
What do you love most about Brussels?
“Brussels is a city that combines the advantages of being a capital with a human scale. It’s still possible to live close to the city center compared to other major cities. The city is home to big clubs like C12 and Fuse, which host larger events, you can find as well smaller alternative parties.”
The electronic scene in Brussels is incredibly diverse with a wide range of music styles and influences. This diversity reflects the multicultural nature of the city and provides opportunities for people from different backgrounds to come together and connect. Brussels has a vibrant and diverse LGBTQA+ nightlife scene, and there are many queer parties and events happening throughout the city.
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