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III Factors 2022: Interview with Miami DJ Collective Roujeee Tunes



When speaking to Roujeee Tunes, it feels such as you’re conversing with previous buddies. The camaraderie among the many three ladies will turn out to be useful once they make their III Factors debut on Saturday, October 22.

With 30 fingers on one mixer at any given time, the straight-and-narrow DJ set turns into a kaleidoscope of tech-house, techno, disco, funk, and something Phoenix (Alyssa Lamas), Miluhska (Miluhska Cordero), and Zunji (Natacia Zunjic) discover dreamy.

“We have recognized one another since center college,” Cordero tells New Instances through Zoom from New York Metropolis after wrapping up a set on the venue Make Imagine. “I lived in Ecuador and moved again in sixth grade and have recognized them ever since.”

Roujeee Tunes got here collectively out of spontaneity. On the top of the pandemic, the buddies would curate playlists collectively, and it will definitely occurred to them that studying the right way to DJ felt natural. After a good friend lent them some gear, the trio took to the web with an impromptu livestream.

The music Roujeee Tunes was placing down caught the ears of the booker at ATV Data, the place the trio performed its first bona fide set in February 2021. What adopted have been units at Membership House’s terrace and common bookings at Floyd, the place they most just lately opened for LP Giobbi.

“We weren’t meant to be a trio,” Cordero confesses. “That was by no means the plan. We have been curating playlists, and everybody was doing livestreams through the pandemic, and we have been all studying to DJ on the similar time.”

“The celebrities aligned,” Zunjic provides.

Save for Swedish Home Mafia, DJ trios are uncommon — and an all-women collective is even rarer.

“I do not suppose I do know an all-girl trio,” Cordero says.

“Persons are normally shocked, they usually find it irresistible and go together with it,” Zunjic notes.

“I really feel prefer it attracts folks in once I say, ‘I am DJ’ing tonight as a part of a trio,’ they usually go, ‘Oh, actually?'” Lamas provides.

“Individuals love the idea behind it, and I really feel like we made our personal land within the trade very naturally. We did not have a blueprint,” Cordero says. “I believe the fantastic thing about Roujeee is that all of us have very robust personalities. We’ve got our personal sound and solo careers, and once they mash collectively, they convey collectively a sound that I do not normally go for once I play alone.”

With regards to III Factors and their set at Hocus Pocus on the finish of the month, the group can count on a set chock-full of divine and dreamy music. Throughout Roujeee Tunes’ newest set at Floyd, the trio dropped a dub-laced Beyoncé remix, melodic piano tunes, long-drawn-out trumpets, tech-house through Mindshake Data, and the heady percussive beats of DJ Python.

There isn’t any advanced order of operations once they get behind the decks. As an alternative, it is performed like three buddies spinning music at their home. If somebody performs one thing the others could not vibe with, they roll with it.

“We misplaced the rotation as a result of it was actually like, ‘Who performed final? No, I’ve the following music. It is not your flip,'” Zunjic says.

“I really feel like once we began, we have been so hungry for every of our highlight that we made this insane rotation so we’d all get our solo time,” Cordero explains. “We stopped caring about that, and now we return to again, and if one among us must go, we cowl one another.”

“It brings consolation. We feed off one another’s music. We encourage one another,” Lamas provides.

At III Factors, Roujeee Tunes has an opportunity to play a refined model of its units with out warming up or cooling off a room for the headliner.

“That has been the gig for 2022,” Zunjic says.

“We’ve not spoken concerning the music we wish to play, however we wish everybody to bop and have a very good time,” Lamas provides.

The ladies even have their very own aspirations exterior of Roujeee Tunes. Lamas manages Membership House’s social media, Zunjic works for her household enterprise, and Cordero is knowledgeable musician who can even be acting at III Factors as a solo act. Her first single, “Loba,” was just lately launched through Tigre’s Den.

Finally, the ladies show that inventive endeavors that spring naturally from friendships shine brightest.

“We’re greatest buddies!” Zunjic says because the three go in for a gaggle hug.

Roujeee Tunes at III Factors 2022. 3 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW twenty third St., Miami; iiipoints.com. Tickets price $119 to $499 through iiipoints.frontgatetickets.com.



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