Bexta Interview

Bexta, one of the most prominent dj/producers in Australia?s dance music history will be guest programmer on Triple J?s Mix Up Saturday 29th March as well as for the full month of May (8-9pm). The March 29 set will feature the new release single VIP and tracks from Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schultz and 4 Strings, while the month long set will inject the airwaves with a weekly dose of trance, and include up to the minute releases from some of the globe's finest trance producers, and new music from the Mixology Digital label and Bexta herself.

Bexta has just released her long awaited single V.I.P., a collaboration with ex Psuedo Echo front man and producer Brian Canham and Adelaide vocalist Amii Jackson, out now through her own label Mixology Digital.

V.I.P. has six mixes - the radio mix - a pop dance mix with hints of electro, the club versions - club trance with an ?80s influence, BeXta?s SoundGarden mix which was made especially for her opening track at the Big Day Out this year, and Mixology Digital label mate Patrik Carrera?s more chilled ReRub.

Interview with BeXta

BeXta creates dance music and beat combined with easy lyrics and electronic technics makes you want to move. BeXta answered a few questions:How does it feel to hear your music on CD?

BeXta:It feels great to hear a finished release, and see it on the shelves or online. It's especially cool to hear a track of your own on the radio.

How is your single V.I.P going?

Bexta It's going great thanks! It's been supported by lots of radio stations, and iTunes, and Vodaphone have been very supportive. It's musically something a bit different for me too, which most people have been enjoying.

Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry?

Bexta It's hard to say because I've started about 14 years ago, too long ago for me to recall! It's heard people say it's who you know, I think it's true - it's who you know and being confident about what you do.

What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?

Bexta I listen to everything really - when I'm relaxing I probably don't play much dance music - my brain tends to start working and analysing what I'm listening to, so I listen to anything from classical, rock, electronic, pop and chill. Sometimes silence is great to listen to as well.

What's next? Tour/Album/Single?

Bexta I'm working on Mixology 11 - which is coming out in July. This will be a little different to the other Mixology CD's because I've got a second dj on it - Sophie Sugar who has been quoted by DJ Mag as the UK's first lady of trance. We met last year on an Indonesian tour and have been waiting to do a project together. There'll be a massive tour to accompany that from July to September to launch the cd's all across Oz. I've also just finished a remix of Vanessa Amorosi current single "Perfect" which will be out soon. And am in the studio finishing my next single, the follow up for VIP. I've been the Triple J mixup resident for May, have got a radio show on Kiss FM on Sunday nights, and this weekend I have a set on Carl Cox's Global radio show, broadcast internationally. Plus new releases on my label Mixology Digital from tyDi and Patrik Carrera, and working slowly on a new album myself... so... lots

Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Bexta I like both because they compliment each other. Playing out gives me perspective on what works on the dance floor, and being in the studio is my musical and personal creative outlet.

Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?

Bexta I've been performing and releasing my own music longer than I've been deejaying. I get my inspiration from all over the place - listening to all sorts of music. One of my biggest inspirations is a nice new piece of equipment or a new instrument plugin - nothing like a new toy to inspire you!

How did you feel performing at Big Day Out?

Bexta love it because it's a totally different crowd to dance parties and clubs - and much much bigger. Plus i love touring with a bunch of bands and other artists - it's a bit more rock and roll than my usual solo-treking around the place.

Who was you inspiration in getting into the music industry?

Bexta I don't think i had one stand out inspiration, but initially I was blown away by the live music artists - like Underworld, the Prodigy, Chemical Bros etc - the multimedia aspect of it and the fact they played all their own music. Their shows are an experience!

What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Bexta Trying to do everything myself and still finding time to write music - I heard that being a muso is 10% music and 90% paperwork - it's pretty much that! Mixing cd's, booking gigs and tours, promotions, web sites, photo shoots, publicity, interviews, video clips, the radio shows, and running a record label sometimes takes over and you have to turn it all off and lock yourself in the studio with the phones off!

What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Bexta I enjoy writing the music the most, I enjoy seeing people go crazy to what I do, I love travelling.

Do you have a website fans can visit?


Quick Facts On Bexta:
Full Name: Rebecca Poulsen
Nickname(s): BeXta of course
Star Sign: Scorpio
Book Category: Fantasy
Favourite Food: Sushi
Favourite Film: The Usual Suspects
Favourite Actor: Kevin Spacey
Pet: 2 burmese cats - Mia and Asha
Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate introverted extrovert
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Deepak Chopra
Hobbies/Interests: films & film music, renovating, useless facts
First Jobs: check-out-chick at Big W / AudioVisual tech @ SegaWorld
What Can You Never Leave Home Without: My credit card... if I have that, I'll never be lost
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning: Is it still morning! I have a strange body clock because of all the late nights.


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