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DJ Martina Kaiser

DJ Martina Kaiser

The November 2008 spotlight is on Martina Kaiser, an amazing mix of European beauty, brains and musical talent. She’s toured the world as a DJ and is one of the most influential female DJs on the planet. Citynet Magazine proudly presents Martina… read on!

Citynet Magazine: Where are you from?martina-2

Martina Kaiser: I was born in a small town called “Scheibbs” in Lower Austria, after the matura (higher education entrance qualification) I moved to Vienna for studies and I’m still living here.

How did you get into DJing?

In the last 10 years I was working as a radio-djane and TV presenter, and I also had my own music projects as a singer and songwriter, so performing and music were always a part of my life. I must admit that I always thought: being a DJ is one of the coolest jobs in the world! So I was really happy as one of Viennese’s most popular house-djs came up to me and offered to show me how to become a good djane. After 2 months of touching the decks I had my first official gig. Six months later I was asked to join “Evolution Entertainment”, one of the most important agencies for female djs. This merger gave me the opportunity to start a sensational international DJ career. I’ve performed in 25 different countries all over the world – from Russia to Hong Kong, from Morocco to France and Spain or from Germany to the Middle East.

What was your first big break and how did you get it?

A big break for me was for sure when I was chosen as one of 5 female djs for the “god is a djane shooting”, which is supported by men’s magazine like MAXIM and FHM all over the world (Italy, France, Portugal, Norway, Czech, Serbia, Greece, Russia, Mexico, US Hispanic…). These sexy pics aroused a lot of attention and offered me amazing booking requests.

Where does your musical inspiration come from?

I always loved pop music since I was little and liked to sing songs which I heard on the radio! My biggest musical influence is for sure Depeche Mode! The best band in the world! [Editor’s note: Excellent taste!]

Out of all the international performances you’ve had, which was your favorite place to DJ?

I really couldn’t pick just one, every place is my favourite place if the people are having a great time, enjoying my music and getting hot, wild and happy!! [Editor’s note: A great answer, don’t cha think?!!]

What was the biggest crowd you’ve ever DJed in front of?

It sounds funny, but I had my biggest crowd at the” Vienna Operaball 2008″. I had the great honour to be booked as the first house-dj for Austria’s most important society event. This world famous ball is attended by 7,000 guests and more than 2 million people watch this event live on TV.

How do you feel about being promoted as a “Female DJ” rather than “DJ”?

To be honest I don’t care if I’m labeled as DJ or “Female DJ”, I also like the expressions “DJane” or “DJette” but of course we “Female DJs” have many benefits compared to our male colleagues: we look better! We have better musical taste and we mix better because we don’t drink so much alcohol!;-))

Do you think it has gotten easier for women to get into the DJ scene?

I think its really difficult to assert yourself and come out on top. The world is full of female DJs (just have a look on myspace). It’s not only about perfect looks or skills, you have to be unique in a certain way to shine. In the long run only female DJs with personality, style and their own hit productions will succeed.

Does being so beautiful get in the way of being taken seriously?

For me, beauty and intelligence are no antitheses. I think it’s important not to rely on your looks. For me it was always more important to be good in what I’m doing. I know there are many model-DJanes who just look hot but have no idea about a good mix. That’s sad and bad for the whole business. For me being only a DJ is too little. I see myself more as an artist, producing my own tracks and performing them live.

Have you ever modeled professionally?

I started as a radio-DJ and VJ when I was eighteen, so I had no time to pursue a professional modeling career but I already had so many photoshoots as a TV presenter, singer and in fashion just like a real professional model.

What has been the best experience DJing?

The best part of being a DJ is making the people feel great and happy for a while. To make them forget their problems and live in the moment! [Editor’s note: Another fantastic answer!].

Worst experience?

During one gig last autumn I had to run to the toilet all the time to throw up because I had bad fish for dinner. It was really a nightmare and as the emergency doctor had to come to take me to the hospital. I really felt embarrassed because I knew all the people in the club thought, I had too much alcohol.

What’s the most common question that people ask you?

“May I request a song?”

Describe your wildest experiences. Are you a big partier?

Sorry, I must disappoint everyone who thinks a DJane is a wild party animal. I have a simple ritual. I drink 2 vodka shots before performing – that’s all! A good trick that the mixes are slipping perfectly! hehe generally while deejaying I’m more dancing than drinking alcohol.

What kind of music do you listen to when you’re just relaxing?

Chill and deep house.

Name someone you’d like to meet.

I would like to meet Brad Pitt and would tell him he should also bring along his friend George Clooney. This would be a very nice imagination for me because I’m one of these women who could never decide between Brad and George. Both are hot!!

What do you want the world to know about you?

I love music, I love life and I love making people happy on the dancefloor -all over the world! {Editor’s note: Are these great answers or what?!].

Favorite upcoming projects?

My new track “Seduce Me” with uplifting remixes from Richard Grey, Callea, Roxmaker and Luca lento is soon to be released worldwide and I hope people will like it. I’m looking forward to touring in the Emirates, Russia, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope I finally find the man of my dreams, I’m married and pregnant with my second child and maybe live at the sea and I’ve already produced a wonderful song, that people all over the world love and enjoy. And maybe I’m also working on my next career as an actress.

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  1. Nilma

    April 7, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Awesome! It’s good that Martina’s coming to Sri Lanka now! 🙂

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