If you haven't heard or seen MISS NINE at Ultra Music Festival this year, we got a chance to catch up with her again this year. Miss Nine as Kristin Schrot began her worldwide career with Elite Model Management. Shortly after moving to Amsterdam, she discovered her passion for music. In 2003, she earned her residency at the legendary Motion parties playing alongside JOHN DIGWEED, DAVE SEAMAN, NICK WARREN and JAMES ZABIELA. As the youngest artist in 2005 at the 10th edition of Dance Valley (Dutch Dance Festival), she was asked by Grammy Award-winning DJ duo DEEP DISH to be a part of The Bullitt Agency. If that wasn't enough, Miss Nine was the first female artist to mix a compilation for Yoshitoshi Recordings. Her compilation, "Yoshitoshi Ibiza: Mixed by Miss Nine charted to No. 1 on US iTunes. Miss Nine also made her imprint on Armada Music with her album "Dancefloor Sessions". Since then, she has been on Spinnin', Garude and Blackhole Recordings remixing with a variety of artists such as GARETH EMERY, SOLARSTONE, SULTAN, DAVID PUENTEZ and many others. Her two latest hit singles with BAGGI BEGOVIC, "Hit the Road" and "Stranger" featuring vocalist KYLER ENGLAND, were signed to Zouk Recordings (sub label of Armada Music). Miss Nine's monthly radio show, Nine Sessions, features the latest releases on her record label and her favorite tunes. The podcast broadcasts in more than 35 countries. Kristin Schrot was gracious enough to follow-up with us just after finishing her performances at Privilege in Ibiza, Avalon in Los Angeles, Warung in Brazil, Ministry of Sound in London and Pacha worldwide.
Who is your biggest influence in music?
Well there are too many artists to mention. I respect so many artists because they just found their way in doing something different which brings them to the top. It’s a cool thing to see and analyze.
Tell us about your most recent release.
I recently released my track ‘Turn Up The Love’ on Big & Dirty Recordings, a powerful big-room vocal tune. I’m excited about all the positive feedback I got. It’s always scary to reveal a new song to the world. I’m happy the release is still going strong.
What is your most memorable show so far?
Performing on the Main Stage of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival 2013. To play as one of the Main Stage acts on such a big festival is a dream what came true. The amazing atmosphere and location are definitely a big part of this.
You also a model. How do you balance the two?
I combine both jobs. During touring I schedule model shoots throughout the day and deejay gigs at night. I’m grateful to be possible to run the two careers I love.
Tell us a little bit about your record label.
925 Music is my label, which started in 2008. I just wanted to have my own label and decide what music I like and would like to release. We released several kinds of music over the years; the progressive sound from artists like SHILOH, LUKE CHABLE and DONATELLO, but also more powerful, big-room purveyors like VINCE MOOGIN, SEBASTIAN BRONK and David Puentez. 925 Music also releases an annual ‘Around The World’ compilation. ‘Colours Around The World 03 – Mixed By Miss Nine’ is the latest edition and presents my current sound. Our latest release ‘Fantomen – Told Me’ is a good example of the musical diversity of 925 Music. I’m proud to see that the label is growing slowly bigger and bigger.
In your opinion, who is the breakthrough DJ/Producer this year?
Danny Avila is by my opinion the breakthrough DJ/Producer of this year. He brought his music and gigs definitely to the next level.
Where is the next big dance music capital?
Globally EDM is exploding right now. The acceptation of EDM by the American market is a big part of this development. I expect that an American based city will become the next big dance music capital. I think that Las Vegas will be number one in several years.
How do you stay fit when you are on tour?
Taking care of my body by working out, eating healthy and having a massage once in a while.
What was your most embarrassing moment in your DJ career?
In the beginning of my DJ career I was still playing with vinyl. One night I was changing a record, when all of a sudden the music stopped. Totally shocked I looked at my equipment and saw that I took the playing record off. Awkward!
What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to become a DJ?
My advice is to work hard to reach your goals. The road has ups and downs but always keep believing in your own qualities. ‘Don’t dream your life but live your dream’.
Download and listen to her latest mashups here.
WORLD TOUR - FALL 2013
Sept 13 - Brisbane, Australia - Family Nightclub
Sept 14 - Gold Coast, Australia - Platinum
Oct 2 - Wuppertal, Germany - Butan Club
Oct 11 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Exit
Oct 12 - Melle, Germany - Navaa Club
Oct 18 - Nuremberg, Germany - Mach 1
Oct 19 - Hamburg, Germany - HALO
Nov 9 - Katowice, Poland - Mayday Festival