The Berlin based Clink Recordings boss Camea makes an overdue appearance here in Room One for WYS! this Sunday. With her label home to artists like Alexi Delano, Mark Henning and Tim Xavier, she is undoubtedly a woman of impeccable taste, but as her promo mix for the event in question proves, she’s got a knack for seamless DJing to boot.
WYS: Tell us a little bit about your mix and your thought process behind it…
Camea: I did this mix after a long weekend, so I was feeling a bit more deep and experimental. I tried to put together a selection of music that I love to listen to when I am relaxing at home as well as play out.
We are approaching New Years Eve… Can you give us some of your highlights of the year so far?
Wow, it's hard to summarize as I have had an amazing year and am very thankful for every moment of it! I think seeing my name on the cover of DJ Mag was definitely my biggest highlight; that was total pipe dream come true. Also being the first female to have music on Plus 8 was a big moment (I remixed on Ambivalent's ‘Jackson EP’), as well as doing a track on Heidi's ‘Jackathon’ comp and a remix for Ellen Allien's ‘Dust’ album. I was very honored to be a part of all of those projects. I also did my first compilation this year on my label, called ‘Clinkology’, which was a very gratifying experience as well!
You posted a picture of your dog recently on facebook, relishing your time off. What else do you like to do when you’re not touring or producing?
When I am not ‘working’, I love going on long walks with my dog, riding my bike and doing yoga. I also love to read books and watch cheesy teenage TV drama shows, they really give my brain a rest!
You were born in Seattle, cut your teeth in Brooklyn and now reside in Berlin. Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
Good question. I absolutely love living in Berlin but in ten years I might not be so in love with the long, dark winters. If that happens than I would love to move somewhere sunny in Latin America, I do a lot of touring down there so it would be nice to be in the region for awhile.
What’s can we expect from Clink next year?
Actually, I have been so busy that I have not had time to organize much for Clink yet in 2012! I have a lot going on in the studio right now and am working on some projects for some other labels. I am enjoying branching out and working outside of my label, it's new for me and very inspiring. I'll probably dream up some new, fun projects for Clink over the New Year... hopefully! I am definitely looking forward to some more Clink and Friends events, they have been going great and I am enjoying collaborating on events with friends. We are doing our first one at Panorama Bar in Berlin in January, I can't wait!
Catch Camea in Room One for WetYourSelf this Sunday.