Keep an eye out for the Berlin-based DJs Pauli Pocket & Gloria Fock. Originally from Rostock, the DJ-duo started spinning records at the tender age of 14. They were first interested in Drum & Bass, but quickly moved along to house and techno. Dry Mag was enchanted by their set at the small and intense Golden Gate Club in Berlin, and decided to learn more about the two female DJs.
What do you think it takes to become a successful DJ?
– We have both been playing music in clubs for the past 5 years and we would like to think we are very good at what we do. To be honest though, we know there is a long road ahead for our music careers and we hope that at some point we will be able to say what it takes to be successful.
You regularly play in different Berlin clubs, which one is your favourite and why?
– That’s easy, Salon – Zur wilden Renate! It’s the first club we played in Berlin and certainly the craziest. Since our first time there 3 years ago, we have played on every dancefloor and in almost every timeslot. This had a major impact on our development as DJs that will be with us forever. For anyone who hasn’t been there before, book a flight now and come check out what Renate has to offer. We also show a lot of love to Golden Gate, which is the home of our booking agency Tonkind.
So many tracks are being released all the time – How important is it to be updated with the latest tracks?
– A good, fresh track selection is the most important part of being DJs in our opinion. However, we find it equally important to play music that is both new and old because without the past, there is no future. We find lots of new music through the internet because websites such as Soundcloud and Beatport make it easy to find new things but nothing beats the feeling of searching through dusty record bins in a shop.
Where do you find inspiration for your set?
Gloria works in our favourite record shop, OYE Records, which has an amazing selection of music. We spend a lot of time listening to all the new records and the great represses that come through the store. Inspiration mostly comes from the crowd when we get in the DJ booth. We are also inspired by our other friends who play music.
How do you characterise your set and make it different from other DJ’s sets?
You can’t over think your music. We play music we really like and want to play instead of trying to think of what everyone else wants us to play. By playing our music we hope to reach the crowd with our sound and not just beatmatch the latest and greatest music chart of the month.
Will you still be DJ’ing in 10 years?
It’s hard to say. We really don’t know where we will be in 10 years. One thing we do know is we love music and that it probably won’t be leaving our lives within the next decade. Hopefully we are not retired by the time we are 30 too.
Check out Pauli Pocket & Gloria Fock on their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/paulipocketgloriafock?fref=ts