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MERVH

Biography


MERVH is Industrial Techno DJ and Producer from Turkey. Currently based in Warsaw, Poland. Started her career in 2018 where she was a resident in one of techno club called Luzztro in Warsaw. In the last 2 years she has been doing more gigs in & around Poland, Ukraine. Her preferences in music is more industrial, dark techno. She is heavily focusing on releasing her own EP as she is zoned in her production.

How Dıd You Get Into Djıng?

I started 3 years ago in Warsaw. Luzztro is one of the oldest underground venues in Warsaw, I started my career as a resident there.

Is There A Dj That You Inspıres You And See As An Idol?

Rebekah, Paula Temple

Does The Dj Absolutely Have To Have Notation And Musıc Knowledge?

Note and music knowledge are very important both in djing and production, but I think first of all it is necessary to have a good musical ear.

Does The Dj Have A Retırement Age Or A Tıme To Quıt? Can You Be Left Djıng?

I think this question is about the extent of your DJing. I do it as a hobby and it is a job that I can always put second. I do not think so much will I do it in my later years. But for those whose only job is DJing, I think it takes up a serious part of their life and it’s not easy to quit.

Is There A Mıx, Song, Or Track You Wouldn’t Mınd If I Dıdn’t Play At A Party?

Dax J – Tenshun is a must-have song for me.

Do They Have A Goal In Musıc And Djıng?

My goal is to develop myself as much as possible in production and have a few successful EPs. I don’t expect more, but I really want to announce my creativity and tracks to a serious audience.

How Have You Been Affected By Covıd-19?

Like everyone else, my living standards were restricted. But on the one hand, it had positive effects. I have improved my producing skills a lot during this period. I made 4 track releases within 1 year. I had the chance to discover the labels and have a nice cooperation. Spending most of my time on the production really impressed me, of course, I really missed the events and playing!

How Can You Explaın The Dj’s Sıtuatıon Durıng The Pandemıc?

Unfortunately, the opportunities of DJs were limited as the entertainment industry was seriously affected. In this process, it is important that fans somehow support DJs. Since everything continues on the digital platform, the DJs somehow tried to remind themselves with live streams. The group that was positively affected was more producers. Because in the last 1 year, very successful track releases and many new talents that I follow closely have been discovered.

What Do You Thınk About The Quaıty Djs In The Market And Your Phenomenon Djs?

Being close to my own style, I find the works and events of Ferhat Albayrak, Öngun Tütüncü, and Uğur Project successful. Other than that, I do not follow people who serve the entertainment industry under the name phenomenal DJ.

Can You Be A Dj Wıth Innate Talent? Or Could It Be A Natural Dj Talent?

I think this is a skill you discovered over time. Your music style is a job you do, coming from within. I never imagined myself as a DJ but one day I found myself on the stage. Unfortunately, sometimes we cannot see the things life has planned for us from the front.

What Are Your Recommendatıons For New Djs?

To discover as many songs as possible and to follow the market closely.

Is It Intentıonal For Djs To Use Female Vocals? Or Is It Just A Coıncıdence?

I think this is a situation that varies from DJ to DJ. Some DJs like to play more vocal tracks, some like to play rhythm more.

Is There A Standard For Electronıc Musıc In The World? And Do You Thınk There Is An Improvement?

I think more Deep Progressive, Techno-dominated Istanbul scene. But in the last two years, very good Techno and industrial Techno DJs have been booked at Zorlu PSM. Therefore, I can say that the Istanbul market has progressed positively in the last few years.

What Do You Thınk Of Now You Tech?

Now You Tech is a label where I sent one of my first podcasts. I think he used the digital platform very well. Thank you very much for this interview opportunity 🙂