Tina Says shares her top five artists that inspired her to pursue a career in techno world
A certified heavyweight selector in bass music, Perth’s TINA SAYS has been a mainstay on the scene for a few years now. Known for her electrifying DJ sets and her unstoppable originals that demand you get your body moving, she consistently pushes herself to elevate her sound with every move she makes, which is why she’s a clear favourite of ours here at Purple Sneakers.
Set to make 2020 hers, TINA SAYS has now been tapped to join FISHER on his Australian Beach Party Tour which kicks off next month. Set to hit St Kilda, Fremantle, Wollongong and Brisbane alongside the likes of BOOKA SHADE, MAYA JANE COLES, PNAU and many more, the Australian Beach Party Tour is not one to miss.
Before she hits the road and to really get us in the mood to party beachside, we asked TINA SAYS to give us a little insight into some of the artists that made her want to get started in music in the first place. From Boys Noize to Calvin Harris, these are some of the acts that have inspired Tina‘s sound today. Take a look below, and catch her on tour with FISHER next month!
I owe this remix and Boys Noize everything. I remember the pivotal moment, I pulled my car over and listened to this song. It sent me into a spiral of inspiration, at that moment I said to myself I want to put sounds together like this. Everything (in my opinion) this guy does is incredible and HUGELY influential to me as a growing artist.
An unexpected one, but he is an insane producer. He’s got this bouncy, luscious, addictive sound design and melodies. I remember there was this one point through Calvin I started listening to music differently, more detailed and intrinsic. It’s like I stopped listening to music as a whole and started breaking it down in my head and really feeling an emotion that was being portrayed through the songwriting.
I was well into production when I discovered Goldens first EP and wowweee it blew my mind. I was experimenting with sounds at the time, unsure of my direction but through Golden’s completely new take on house I was inspired down a darker track with my music and it stayed with me throughout my entire journey.
What I love about Zhu is his unique songwriting skills. I can tell straight away from hearing a track if it’s Zhu produced. He has crazy addictive melodies, vocals and it’s so minimal yet so full. His output is insane too; I discovered him through “Faded” and he has released the biggest bank of music since. Every song all works so tightly in the realm of the “Zhu sound”.
For me, but, I’ve never heard house music like this before. “Johny” has to be the SEXIEST track I have ever heard (haha), something you’d hear on a Quentin Tarantino movie. They really inspired me to get creative writing house music, learn the rules, break the rules. I ended up adding a greek guitar sample to one of my releases “Sweat” which was inspired by Sofi Tukker’s use of guitar, but also how they add so much of their own culture. I wanted to add something from mine!
FISHER AUSTRALIAN BEACH PARTY TOUR
WEST BEACH, ST KILDA – SATURDAY, MARCH 28
SOUTH BEACH, FREMANTLE – SUNDAY, MARCH 29
NORTH BEACH, WOLLONGONG – SATURDAY, APRIL 4
RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE – SUNDAY, APRIL 5
12pm to 9pm with extended FISHER sundown set