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OLGA RYAZANOVA world tour dates + Exclusive Interview

Portuguese DJane OLGA RYAZANOVA  went on a tour that covers almost the whole world! From Europe to Asia and even far African continent. Fans of club culture and music will have a great opportunity to enjoy Olga's live performances and her last tracks that have conquered the music charts and hearts of fans all over the world!

What is especially pleasant for us, is that Olga included DJANEMAG FESTIVAL in her world tour! Don't miss it!  November, 18th - France - Bordeaux - La Plage club. 

During the party the final results of TOP100DJANES 2017 Poll to be revealed, also you can follow the results online in all our social networks.

Despite busy schedule, Olga was able to give us some time and answer a few questions!

DJANEMAG: A great tour awaits you! Today we want to talk about music and sets more, how do you prepare for a gig?

OLGA RYAZANOVA: I can’t say that I prepare just for the gig, because I probably work for the music every single day. So I’m always listening a lot of new music and old tracks in new versions in order to give my best to the crowd in the two hours of my set.

DJANEMAG: What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?

OLGA RYAZANOVA: I listen to all of the current best songs so I can ingrain them in my head. This way, I can decide in a matter of seconds what I’m going to play next and feel instantly what the public needs at that exact moment.

DJANEMAG: How important is building a real relationship with the music you're playing for your own approach? There's so much music out there, is it even possible to build meaningful long-term relationships with a particular track or album?

OLGA RYAZANOVA: I just can say that the most important thing is that you feel the music, that you enjoy it. If a song doesn’t make sense to you, then there is no chance to “connect” with it.

DJANEMAG: What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig?

OLGA RYAZANOVA: It’s like I’ve said before: I never really know what I’m going to play. That is one of the reasons I like to arrive forty minutes early to a venue, so I have the chance to feel the crowd, read the dance floor. But, of course, I do have some tracks that would make, like, 99% of the people dance.

DJANEMAG: Thanks to developments in the realm of software, DJing, playing live and producing have moved closer together than ever before, allowing DJs to change a track down the tiniest detail. How do you make use of these possibilities in your sets and is there a benefit?

OLGA RYAZANOVA: Damn right! -- Now, if I like some track that is out of my usual style, of course I am going to remix it and make it exactly what I need.

DJANEMAG: Do you feel a crowd is actually able to appreciate the intricacies of complex DJing, if they don't actually know what, precisely, is happening behind the decks?

OLGA RYAZANOVA: I’m sure that is not important. Part of being a professional is making your work look easy. The crowd doesn’t have to think about how I do it. People come to these parties to enjoy themselves, to be happy for a little, and maybe power up for the next working week, not to think about how a DJ does her job.

DJANEMAG: Do you believe in the possibility of "reading an audience" – and how do you put it into practise?

OLGA RYAZANOVA: I not only believe that, but I do it every time I play. A DJ that doesn’t know how to read the crowd is not a real DJ. Maybe in festivals you can get away with it, but if you’re playing in a (even relatively) small club you need to know what you’re doing.

DJANEMAG: People are often speaking about the demise of the club scene, but the experience has remained as potent as ever. Why, do you feel, has the club remained such a great place for the discovery and appreciation of electronic music? How do you see the relationship between music and the space it is performed at?

OLGA RYAZANOVA: Well, music changes, fashion changes, even the drugs are different. The World doesn’t stop and I feel at peace about it. Besides, every few years the older generation claims that “their time was better”.

DJANEMAG: Please recommend two DJs to our readers which you feel deserve their attention.

OLGA RYAZANOVA: Only two. Not exactly an easy choice, so instead of focusing on the more famous ones, I would rather like to highlight two female DJs that I think deserve more attention: Key D, who has an amazing energy on stage and plays music that falls more into my personal taste, and Cristiana Pranto, a great House DJ from Portugal.

Check out all tour dates below: 

November

03 - Switzerland - Le Black Pearl

04 - Spain - Hermo

08 - Portugal - Recepção ao Caloiro Guarda

11 - India - Bangalore - UB City Mall Festival

16 - Portugal - Coimbra - NB

18 - France - Bordeaux - La Plage DJANEMAG FESTIVAL

24 - Tunisia - Yael

26 - Marocco - Casablanca

December

01 - South Africa - Cape Town - Reset

02 - Mozambique - Maputo - Beach Festival

08 - Switzerland - Le Black Pearl

09 - Spain - Ramalhosa 2000

14 - Portugal - Porto - TBA

15 - Angola - Luanda - Switch

17 - Angola - Luanda - Sunset at Sana

21 - Qatar - Doha - Wham

23 - Italy - Santners Apres Ski

26 - Norway - Bergen - Ricks

31 - Maldives - TBA

 

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