Long-haired, leggy techno-lectro-pop artiste Scarlett Etienne is the self-professed ‘fire-cracker in high heels’.
Writing and producing all of her own material whilst simultaneously working on side project Starlett Records, the exotic Miss Etienne is an avid fan of fashion with an eye for outlandish beats and pieces. Always finding the time to look mighty fine, this Hong Kong born, Shoreditch based lady of little leisure finds creative solace in personal chaos. Haphazardly throwing out mixes and tracks that intensify phonetic peripheries; scattering the dust off your innermost cerebral hemispheres, Etienne is a melody maestro.
The lady is a vamp, smoking hot and perfectly poised; let her entertain you.
What did you grow up listening to? Madonna, David Bowie, Prince, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac. My dad had an amazing record collection.
Lyrically what is the focus of your music? Sincerity through poetry.
How did you come to discover your signature sound? I discovered it when I stopped paying attention to what everyone else was doing and decided to just do my own thing, even if it wasn’t the “done thing”. You can’t deny your art. I’m still discovering, every day.
Where’s the best place to party in London? I’ve been going out loads to The Nest in Dalston, they make such an effort to pack such great talent into such an intimate space, it’s just fabulous! I play for the Lemonade party quite often, so far with Riton and Matt Walsh. I’ve also seen Skrillex, Alex Metric and Jaques lu Conte perform there, as well as some interesting up-and-coming bands. It reminds me of a dive in Lower East Side Manhattan, which makes me feel rather at home.
How do you keep yourself constantly inspired? By maintaining ridiculous delusions of grandeur. Also by making sure I take the opportunity to go out and dance or see a variety of bands play in London.
What happens at one of your gigs, visually? Sequins, fishnets, eyelashes, Louboutins, glitter, champagne, loads of dancing around frivolously and hands in the air.
What up-and-coming producers and DJs are you excited about right now? Basically anything that comes out on Turbo Recordings and Boys Noize. My favorite producer is Gesaffelstein. And of course, my favorite DJs to hear are my close London mates: Joe and Will ask?, Alex Warren, John Green, Lemmy Ashton. They’re all fabulous DJs, and you can often find us together, causing all sorts of havoc around London.
When you’re not working, where can you most usually be found? In the Bikram Yoga studio, on my Vespa in pretty parts of London on a sunny day, or in front of my Yamaha U3 piano making love to Chopin, for hours and hours.
What comes next for you? Greatness.