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Grounded with Lily C-D

This week we are excited to be joined by midlands DJ, Lily C-D. Obsessed with the underground scene, Lily started mixing less than a year ago and is already turning heads with her bouncy basslines. Read our Q&A below to hear about Lily's music inspiration, lockdown survival tips and more.

"The perfect B2B... A similar sound with different histories to them but still able to bounce off each other and be able to feel the relationship through the tracks and the DJs."  

- Lily C-D

What style of mix have you gone for?
A mixture between tech house, minimal and European breaks aka lots of hi hats with a few sexy vocals but always bouncy.

 

What DJs have inspired your sound?
Eastendubs and most of the artists with releases on his record label especially, Diego Krause, Subb-An, Cuartero, the filthy baselines but still with a lot of bounce is right up my street. Joseph Capriati is the biggest wizard the rolling sets he manages to deliver and the ridiculous techno anthems he comes out with is also a massive inspiration.

 

What's your favourite part of the mix?
8:20min - Thank U mum (Federico Grazzini Raw Edit) its the basslines like these that get me, iconic.

 

How has the pandemic affected you?
I’ve managed to pump time into what I actually love and I’ve also been able to experience the illegal raving side of the scene and its not always pretty but its something I would’ve never really done and always envied my mum growing up having to wait for postcodes to a random field or a warehouse but now I’ve done it and I can say I have had some unbelievable nights.

 

What’s your top tip for surviving lockdown?
Keeping yourself busy, finding what you love, communicating with new people & staying hopeful.

 

Do you have any 2021 goals you are happy to share?
I want to have started producing by the end of the year and be comfortable around Ableton and just to be free and living each day as it comes but also hoping to be able to have a more normal end to this year with events and festivals back.

 

And last but certainly not least, what makes the perfect B2B?
A similar sound with different histories to them but still able to bounce off each other and be able to feel the relationship through the tracks and the DJs.