Booking all-female DJ collective, Raised on Robbery for Bang On Fest is a feeling akin to finding money on the ground–we're talking a €50 find here... at least. We are so thrilled to have them round off the night with their Brit-pop lovin', soulful mixes. Dancing shoes and Moscow Mules at the ready!
Tell us a little about your collective.
Panni: Süki and I spin some pop songs for people who like to dance. Sometimes we have female guest DJs too!
Süki: We started off as a trio: three nerdy friends with similar, yet individual tastes in music, wanting to do things our way and support each other.
What’s been your best moment as a DJ so far?
Süki: Seeing grown men dance to 'Come on Eileen' by Dexy's Midnight Runners!
Panni: Yeah, I like to see people running back from the door to dance to their favs.
How do you prepare for a gig?
Panni: I usually sit in front of the computer 3-4 hours before the gig with a coffee and go through all my music. It's quite meditating, actually.
Süki: Skimming our music libraries for hours. When we play back-to-back, we always try to surprise and impress one another. It’s quite spontaneous, actually.
If you could have anyone in the audience at Bang On fest for your set, who would you choose and why?
Süki: Girls or women who wanted to, but never dared to get behind the DJ booth themselves. Hopefully it’ll get them closer to thinking, 'I could do this too!'
What does Bang On Fest mean to you?
Panni: I wish I were this cool like you girls! [Editor's note: right back at you RBR!]
Süki: It’s exactly what we’re trying to do: to focus on women and help them be confident about what they do because we’re still under-represented in the music business.
Bang On Fest is all about promoting women in music. Favourite female artist?
Panni: Hard to choose, but it must be Kate Bush. Or Miki Berenyi?
Süki: Justine Frischmann of Elastica.
What can people look forward to about your set?
Panni: Dancing to the hits!
Catch Raised on Robbery at Bang On Fest, April 7th.