We interviewed Gemma (AWWZ), a young electronic music producer and DJ who has created a place for herself in the international electronic music industry.

Tell us a little bit about you and your work: how is the relationship between the two of them? Explain to us the journey that brought you to where you are professionally? What do you love about your work?

My work, producing music and DJing is one of the most satisfying jobs (if you can call it a job). Being able to create music, to stay in touch with collabs like singers, beatmakers and other creatives, and to be able to feel that you love what you are doing is amazing.

Describe your workspace? What can we find in your “workshop”?

I essentially have a digital workspace. I work with midi controllers, a PC, and a couple of monitors too ;)

What is unique about your work?

To travel, to meet artists and to get to know new places.

What has brought you to Canada? What is your relationship with this country?

I’ve come to play at the Canadian Music Week in Toronto and participate in a panel with Rio Mamba. This will be my second time in Canada. I was in Montreal a few months ago.

Do you have any new projects in mind? Professionally speaking, which direction are you taking?

Yes, I’m presenting new live shows in collaboration with other singers and producers, and working hard on my own personal music.

Which object would you bring to a desert island or a secluded cabin in the forest?

A lighter and my computer.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A member of a Bobsleigh team.

A special place for you in Spain?

Costa Brava in autumn, it can be really inspiring.

What song is stuck in your head?

At this moment, one of Aleesha’s song called Peligrosa.

Which book do you carry in your backpack?

I honestly don’t have time for TV or to read.

Tell us about a special movie for you?

Ex Machina: beautiful with the craziest of AI.

Tell us about a special show/performance for you?

I was DJing in Mexico, Torreon. I think it was one of my first gigs in that country. It was in a really nice festival. I remember there was almost no audience. So I thought it would be a disaster, but after a couple of songs, I looked at the crowd, it was full of people. I have really good memories of that day.

And an artwork piece?

Any Brancusi.

If you could change something –anything– what would you change?

How capitalism works today.

  • Music
  • Toronto
  • Published on May 16, 2019

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