Artist Spotlight: Alicia Hush
Alicia Hush is a Montreal based DJ/Producer with an infectious style of booty shaking beats. A crowd favorite at Montreal's esteemed electronic music festival MUTEK and co-head of lovable and steadily rising label Hushlamb, Alicia's positive energy and knack for making a dance floor take-off is a must witness. We had a quick chat with her recently. Check it out below!
OCDJ - Do you remember what pulled you into making electronic music?
AH - I started djing when I was 19 and knew then that I wanted to create music but I had a lot of self doubt at the time. It took me a good 10 years to get my butt out there and tap into this creative outlet that has now become my everything!
OCDJ - What gear do you use to create?
AH - I mostly use ableton with plugins. I can't live without Reaktor. I enjoy being able to pull out my laptop anywhere, anytime when the creative wave hits!
OCDJ - Can you describe your sound?
AH - Thick bass and quirky highs. Groovy dance floor sounds.
OCDJ - Where do you find your inspiration?
AH - On the dancefloor! Often when I'm out dancing to good music my body will get hit with certain sounds and I'll try to remember those moments in the studio!
OCDJ - Before you perform do you have a ritual to get you focused? or do you just dive in?
AH - I often get a lot of butterflies before gigs and so I need a little quiet time before a show. Oh and a few drinks :)
OCDJ - Do you have another passion? Something you do when you're not feeling musically creative.
AH - I sometimes find myself drawing or painting and if it were possible I would have a huge garden in my yard! But for now I put love into the few plants I can fit onto my balcony.
OCDJ - We recently read that you will be making a move to Europe. Is this a career decision? Why?
AH - Well this isn't a permanent move, just a few months traveling and playing and filling myself with inspiration before I head back to Montreal, a place that truly feels like home to me now.
OCDJ - Any last words/shout-outs?
AH - Hugs and high fives to the big hearted Hushlamb crew !