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My 5 Pieces of Gear ‘On Tour’ by Fatima Hajji


Young DJ, composer Fatima Hajji has been DJing for almost 20 years.

Fátima, Spanish by birth but with Arab origins is a confessed lover of nature and animals, as well as striking colours… and of course, she’s in steadfast love of a fireproof music genre like Techno. From its analogue and classical roots – she’s specialist in bringing up her deep African origins- through more contemporary sounds, including Techno-house. She stands for freshness, audacity and ruthless grooves, ideal medicine for having fun.

She is also an entrepreneur and owns three record labels StandbiteTaikatta and Silver M (her current techno imprint/event brand that’s growing month-by-month). She also releases her music on imprints such as Unity Records and Pornographic Recordings amongst others. 

Ahead of a busy touring schedule we are asked her to give us her 5 Pieces of Essential Gear ‘On Tour’.

Pioneer RMX-1000:
This is an essential item for my sets. It allows me to play and work with different effects in my sets and totally change some sounds. I really love it, especially mine (its a white one), and the transmission cables are very good as well. I carry it everywhere 🙂

3 x USBs sticks:
I carry 3 sticks with exactly the same music on, as you never know when one can fail. Also, one of them is in a different bag, just in case 🙂 

15 x vinyls: 
Usually I don’t play them but if all the sound circumstances are correct, I get a lot of enjoyment from bringing some with me and being able to play some in my sets.

Sliver clothing:
I’m always wearing something silvery, especially my jacket (it was more silvery when I bought it 😛 ) and my boots. For a long time I’ve liked to wear silvery stuff while performing. The silver colour attracts me incredibly.  

An energetic drink:
I’m used to waking up 1 hour before my set time. I need to sleep properly before I go on stage to have maximum energy and a drink helps make the “from the bed to the stage” process work a lot faster. I’d drink a maximum of 2, if I drink more I can’t sleep after the party and it’s not nice. During the week I don’t use it.