[INTERVIEW] Nala Talks Fashion + More At Suwannee Hulaween 2021
Miami-based producer and DJ Nala lit up the stage at Suwannee Hulaween, impressing with her deep house style and energetic live persona. Recently added to the Dirtybird roster, Nala has solidified herself as an artist to watch with her recent collaborations with Claude Von Stroke. Showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, we caught up with Nala for an exclusive iEDM interview. Check out Nala's newest tracks "Everything Is Burning" and "Wet State" and catch her on tour throughout 2022.
Read our exclusive interview with Nala below!
iEDM: What was the best set you saw at Hulaween? Anything unique you’ve heard?
Nala: I loved Mark Farina’s set, particularly when he played Beck’s "The New Pollution". Love a good rock track in the middle of a house set!
iEDM: Which artists inspire your live performances?
Nala: I love energetic and emotive performers. Billie Eilish does a great job at this. Her attitude on stage is iconic. Green Velvet is also a great performer. I love how he performs his vocals live over different tracks. Flying Lotus has always been a favorite as well. His visuals are next level.
iEDM: How do you pick what to wear for your performance? Which brands do you gravitate toward?
Nala: I try to pick outfits that are comfortable, feminine, and a bit grunge. I love rock shirts and jeans the most. Furst of a Kind has been a favorite lately. I also like shopping on Machine-A or Ssense.
iEDM: Since you’re from Miami, what Miami spots would you recommend for our readers to check out?
Nala: The Standard Hotel in Miami is the most incredible place ever. The pool has music under the water! I love Boia De and Mr. Omakase for food. And you can't go wrong with Floyd, Space, or ATV for music.
iEDM: Any crazy stories from DJing in Miami that you’re down to share?
Nala: I once DJed a party at the Versace Mansion that was on par with some The Wolf of Wall Street vibes. Baby tigers and monkeys were in attendance. It was crazy, but I also got free unlimited sushi, which is my love language.
Photo Credit: Kaitlin Culucundis-Parry