Congratulations on the release of your latest track with fellow Australian, Rachel Costanzo! Tell us about what it was like to work on this track and accompanying video!
To be honest this project started and ended so smoothly, the ideas just flowed naturally. I have always had a love for 90's dance/house music so I wanted to experiment with a bit of an old school vibe. With each track, I feel like I learn, grow and find more of my sound as an artist.
How do you go about managing your work-life balance between your shows, productions, and maintaining your social media profiles?
I am not very good at work-life balance. (laughs) I don't have much of a social life as this job can feel like you're going 24/7 but I love it. Each day is different with different tasks that need to be done, but my main focus this year is on music production. Being very active and present on social media is very important these days. I sometimes find it hard to maintain. Some artists have large teams behind them to help with social media content, but I just have my amazing agent and a publicist at this stage which is all I need. As consuming as this career is, I alway make sure I am free for special occasions like friends and family birthdays, weddings and such.
Having worked through the ranks on your own to rise to where you are today, what have been the most significant challenges you've had to come on your journey?
One of the first challenges I faced was to be taken seriously. I would get judge a lot because I was a female and for some reason that meant that you can't DJ haha. I'd have guys hanging around the DJ booth just watching what I do to make sure I was actually DJing. It was both annoying and nerve-racking when starting out. I've also learnt which people to trust with my business and who just want to make money off you. I now have been managing myself for 3 years and it's been the best thing I've done for my career. I have 100% control of what I do with my own brand. Keeping that passion and drive alive is important, I sometimes take a moment to appreciate where I am, where I came from and how blessed I am to do what I love.
Looking forward, where are you hoping to take your music and talents in the years to come? What can we expect from DJ Brooklyn in 2020 and beyond?
I am constantly working on music. I am even playing around with using my own vocals which is scary but exciting at the same time. I am about to start hosting my own radio show once a month at a local station here on the Gold Coast. I also have plans on making my sets more of an entire show experience with dancers, costumes and amazing choreography. Other than music and DJing I have a love for street fashion and would love to create my own clothing label one day soon.
Thanks to Brooklyn for taking the time to answer our questions and to Uptown Publicity for making this interview possible. Be sure to check out the music video for "Better Before" below and follow Brooklyn using the links underneath!
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