We got a very talented young lady called La Fraicheur, who has been playing her SynthAcidPsychDeepHouseTropicalBootIndie Beats all over the world, from Montreal to Paris and Berlin. Berliners can catch her play next Friday at Cosmic Kaspar, the rest can hope she’ll be in your town soon and till then listen to the exclusive mixtape she made for our blog.
My name is Perrine but you might know me as La Fraicheur. I was born in the suburbs of Paris and grew up in Nantes. When I was a child my idol was Michael Jordan, because duh!. When I was 17, I started following my sister to clubs in Paris when i went to see her on the weekends. It was then when I realised that since i wasn’t a dancer nor taking drugs, it was a painfully boring experience and decided to focus on the few tracks that did have a musical significance outside of the 2 fore mentioned aspects and play them myself.. Since then I am a DJ.
One of my best gigs I played was at Kater Holzig.It was so much fun because all my friends were there with me and it felt like i had achieved something as a new DJ in Berlin, because let’s be honest, it’s not like the city is going through a shortage fo DJs.. I felt like after all the cities i lived in, this was the one i was supposed to end up in.
One of the best gigs I have been to was the first time i saw Braids play in Montreal as the opening for another band i didn’t even end up staying for since they took me by surprise and blew my mind and made me cry of sheer happiness and that was pretty much all i could take in one night. I loved their sincere fragility, their use of organic earthy sounds, their unconventional use of the drums closer to jazz than rock, their insane maturity for people who at the time were about 18.
Now I live in Berlin with my records, my books and my bikes. In my house you can find wood and my refrigerator is usually full with cheese and tamarin juice. I enjoy raiding flohmarkts and graphic novels a lot. I can spend hours reading. One of my favorite places to visit is my neighborhood, because it’s green, quiet, lively, pretty and feels like home.
On weekdays I make endless “to do” lists to pretend i have a regular 9 to 5 activity then ditch it and go riding in the woods, and on weekends I usually follow Leo & René, my party partners.
My favorite song at the moment is Try to Be by Blue Hawaii. A film I watched lately and really liked was Starlet. The last series I watched and loved was House of Cards.
I am very inspired by my friends and how they always surprise me. My dream is to bike from Berlin to Tokyo then round Australia then hop on a plane and go from the southern tip of Chile to all the way up in Gaspesie. My worst nightmare is lose one of my 5 senses. I never could play that game “if you had to lose one, which one would that be” any would be a heartbreak..
I love discovering places to add to my “cities to live in” list and hate people who bathe in their own misery like it’s an end in itself.
I am addicted to gluten, I just cannot stop eating.
I get totally fucked up, when I fall in love. The next day I need to remind myself that it’s ok.
Local Suicide reminds me of: (the name) how people care too much about their e-reputation – (the website) of endless new discoveries – (the djs) TOO SWEET TO HANDLE
Tomorrow I record the new episode of my radioshow Berlin Calling. Next month i play in Montreal and reunite with a place i called home. Next year i promise myself i will finally try Free Falling over a volcano & go to Burning Man. In 10 years I hope i will still be as lucky (and have learned self discipline).
If I wasn’t a DJ, I would be a bookseller.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, Amy Poehler or Chelsea Peretty would have the main role, because making a movie about me is a complete joke. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be her.
If I was a car, I would be a 1968 Mustang GT 390 Fastback (Mc Queen’s car in Bullitt). If I was an animal, I would be a meerkat. If I was a drug I would be ecstasy. If I was an invention, I would be electricity. If I was an object, I would be a bike. If I could date myself, I would break it off in 24 hours attraction & interest come from being with someone different.
If I could play with anyone it would be Max Cooper. Actually i wouldn’t be able to play i’m pretty sure i’d pee my pants. I would like to collaborate with enthusiastic people who don’t take themselves seriously.
If I had only one wish, it would be teleportation.
I would never be able to answer such a question, because you don’t know what tomorrow will be like.
My word of advice to the reader would be to “The point is, you see, that there is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself from going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later” (Douglas Adams).
Paris Haze – Could U Love Me (Mark Jackus Remix – La Fraicheur edit):