Earlier this summer, Nitelife teamed up with NASS to scout out a DJ talent deserving of a set on one of NASS festival’s main stages.
More than 70 hopefuls submitted a 20-minute guestmix, which the public whittled down to five finalists before a judging panel, including NASS director of music Mike Lightford, 1Xtra’s DJ Jonezy and Nitelife, deliberated over who should be crowned the winner.
17-year-old producer and DJ Jemima Nettleton AKA DJ VU came out on top, with the judges praising her varied tune selection, high energy and skilled mixing.
DJ VU will be warming up for Hannah Wants and more at the Hangar
Despite having only played a few private parties and a charity gig before, DJ VU’s skills have earned her a slot on NASS’ huge Hangar stage on Friday, which – by popular demand – will be even bigger this year, with a new home in an outdoor big tent
DJ VU will be warming up for Hannah Wants, Redlight, Preditah and more at the Hangar between 3PM – 4.30PM on Friday 12 July. Drop by and witness a landmark moment for this exciting future talent.
You can hear DJ VU’s mix in full below, but first, she’s answered a few questions for us–
witness a landmark moment for this exciting future talent
How long have you been DJing?
I have been DJing for 4 years now. I started DJing when I was 13.
What first got you into DJing?
I have always been completely obsessed with music and thought it was such a cool thing to do. I bought some very basic second hand decks and practiced hard until I was good enough to perform.
I started uploading my own tracks onto SoundCloud six months ago
Do you produce music as well?
Yes, I’ve been producing music for about a year now and started uploading my own tracks onto SoundCloud six months ago.
What are your hopes for your music career?
I want to DJ much as I can, because it’s so much fun. I also want to keep on producing more and more, as I’m still learning so much about it.
NASS is an enormous step up
Have you played out before and where?
I’ve played a few private parties and charity event, so NASS is an enormous step up.
Is this your biggest show to date?
This is easily my biggest show to date, which is so exciting.
What do you hope to get out of your set on one of NASS’ main stages?
I’d like to get the crowd going and have an amazing time, because this is a rare opportunity. Anything that comes from it will be a bonus.
Anything that comes from it will be a bonus
Where did you find your inspiration for your mix?
I got my inspiration from the NASS lineup, as well as music that I love listening to.
What music do you usually mix and why?
I mix everything under the sun, but I have always loved mixing drum and bass – I grew up on it. My parents used to play all types of DnB to me and my sisters in the car before we could even talk. It always gets people going as well.
Follow DJ VU on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-152372319