DJ Havana Brown Interview

DJ Havana Brown Interview

Interview with DJ Havana Brown

Crave Vol. 5 is the latest release in the popular Crave series, 3 CDs featuring the hottest dance, hip hop and R&B, mixed by DJ Havana Brown, Australia's no. 1 female DJ. With hits by David Guetta, Taio Cruz, Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and many more, Crave Vol. 5 is sure to be another chart success for this diva on the decks.

DJ Havana Brown has exploded into the spotlight both locally and abroad, selling out shows in the US, Europe, Asia and of course Australia, as well as mixing up a storm on her weekly DJ spots on the Austereo network and lending her talents as guest judge on the X-Factor!

Crave Vol. 5 once again demonstrates why Havana Brown is in hot demand internationally - her infectious mix of up-tempo R&B and hip-hop sets, tinged with a touch of electro-house will leave you Craving for more...

Question: What was it like dueting with Enrique Iglesias?

DJ Havana Brown: Not only was it my first singing performance on National TV, I was also singing alongside one of the hottest male recording artist of all time. It was extremely nerve racking, exciting and I loved every second. Such an honour also to fill in for the amazing Nicole Scherzinger

Question: Is he as hot in person?

DJ Havana Brown: Yes, even hotter! Not only is he good looking, he's also down to earth and a gentleman. So easy to get along with.

Question: What is the favourite location you've ever played?

DJ Havana Brown: I always love playing in my hometown, Melbourne, but Vegas is a really amazing experience. It is the ultimate party town. Everybody in the club is up for a big night and it's an incredible, crazy atmosphere!

Question: Where do you draw your inspirations from?

DJ Havana Brown: I create mixes that make me feel like hitting the dance floor. Essentially I love what I do and it really does not take me much to get inspired. I'm constantly researching new tracks, sounds and artists online and finding new songs that I love or that are somewhat different.

Question: If you could collaborate with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

DJ Havana Brown: I would love to work with Janet Jackson, who is my ultimate Idol and also Missy Elliot. The mix of those artists would be crazy.

Question: Is there a particular song that takes you back to a memorable moment and what is it?

DJ Havana Brown: 'Stand By Me' by John Lennon. It's a song that my mother and I share. It reminds me of when I was about 10 years old. Young, naive and a time where life was so easy. Which is a wonderful memory.

Question: How do you get your night started?

DJ Havana Brown: Getting ready with my girlfriends, having a few drinks while listening to music.

Question: What's your favourite "girl's night out?"

DJ Havana Brown: I love staying in a hotel room with my girlfriends, having a mini fashion parade to decide what to wear while having a few drinks. We'd go out to dinner together at a nice restaurant before arriving at a club to dance all night long!

Question: Name 5 people you'd like to share a Ruski with?

DJ Havana Brown: Ricky Gervais, Janet Jackson, Karl Lagerfeld and a couple of my best friends.

Question: How do you keep fit?

DJ Havana Brown: I do not get as much exercise as I would like to. It gets a little difficult when you travel so much. There is the occasional yoga session but other than that, running to catch flights definitely keeps my heart rate up.

Question: 5 words to describe yourself?

DJ Havana Brown: Passionate, positive, creative, determined and hard-working.

Question: Tell us a bit about Crave Vol 5 which is released on Oct 29

DJ Havana Brown: Crave Vol. 5 features 3 CDs with a mix of up-tempo R&B, electro-house and ol'skool. Some of my favourite artists from the compilation include David Guetta, Taio Cruz, Ne-Yo, Swedish House Mafia, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas- it's the perfect soundtrack to a girl's night out..

Question: What's next in 2011?

DJ Havana Brown: Lots of touring and working on my original music. Which you will hear very soon..

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