ZOUKOUT SINGAPORE 2016: DURIO
They say lyrics are the soul of a song, and it is the misheard lyrics of “Do it Again” by Chemical Brothers that sounded like “Durian” sparked off the music magic, hence the name DuriO. Her curiosity on DJing set her off learning at an earlier stage, becoming a form of passion and constantly finding her true self until the golden opportunity of the FFF Girl DJ Bootcamp in 2012 came along. A blessing in a form of being mentored by prominent local DJs, exposure to countless music genres, the culture and the understanding of music knowledge, the constant learning and exploring in music is what she sees herself doing, as the stairway to being a DJ. Through the FFF bootcamp, DuriO met like-minded soul and co-founded ATTAGIRL! with two other FFF alumnus, Jaydah and A/K/A.
As part of ATTAGIRL!, an all-girl collective aimed at bringing girls together in art & music, DuriO as an individual or with her partners-in-crime had spin the night away at various parties around Singapore, Malaysia, NYC, Tokyo and festivals like Zoukout 2015, Keong Saik Carnival and Outlook Festival Japan Launch 2016 among others.
DuriO’s musical journey has taken her across various genres from Indie-Dance to Deep House, Techno to Bass House. Her current selections are Bass-centric genres under the UK Bass umbrella such as UK Garage, Grime, Jungle, and a touch of Reggae-Dancehall. However, she believes in not restricting herself to a particular genre and is ever evolving in her music game as she progresses.