Since her arrival on the scene, Amy Becker has long been tipped as one to watch. Within a short number of years, the north west Londoner has become one of the most in-demand DJs in the UK, mixing everything from garage, grime, hip-hop, footwork to UK funky and bassline in her sets. Amy dropped into the EQT Creator Studio yesterday to help and inform those planning to follow in her footsteps.
Investigating the theme of 'Essentialism', we caught up with Amy to reveal her story of how she got started, the essential tools she uses, and her inspirations. Crediting a span of diverse multi-genre CDs, including Fabric Live and Rinse compilations, Amy shared how they helped her maintain an ethos to play "whatever I'm comfortable with, whatever I like, whatever that is."
After being spotted by BBC 1Xtra at the beginning of 2012, Amy held a fortnightly residency on MistaJam's show for 13 months, exceeding any other resident on the show.
Inspired by the likes of Oneman, EZ and Benji B, her radio and gig presence has received widespread acclaim from the biggest names in the industry, with slots on Boiler Room, Rinse FM and NTS helping to now propel her to the forefront of the UK's thriving music scene.
The genre-defying DJ spoke on the lesser known side of being an international DJ, speaking on staying up to date with new music: "I get sent a lot of stuff but, to be honest, most of my evenings are spent searching for and organising music myself... It's what I love, but can be a headache sometimes with so much to dig through!" Amy also opened up about balancing touring life with routine, structure, and the importance of working in a team at radio.
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