DJ SevenEgo #burnresidency2015

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Dj SevenEgo, pe numele ei Nicoleta Brebenel, a reprezentat Romania la Burn Residency, cea mai importanta competitie internationala dedicata Dj-ilor. Cu un parcurs fulminant, Nicoleta a reusit in doar sase luni de cand practica aceasta meserie, sa ajunga in boot camp-ul din Ibiza unde a avut sansa de a sta fata in fata cu nume mari ale muzicii electronice din toata lumea. Reintoarsa in tara de mai putin de 24 de ore, Nicoleta a fost de acord sa-mi povesteasca in cateva cuvinte despre experienta ei in Ibiza  si ce a insemnat pentru ea Burn Residency.

Care sunt sentimentele tale acum, la mai putin de 24 de ore de la intoarcerea din Ibiza?

M-am intors in Romania dar sufletul meu e inca in Ibiza. Sentimentele sunt diferite, pe de o parte de regret pentru ca nu am reusit sa demonstrez tot ceea ce plecasem sa demonstrez, pe de alta parte sunt fericita pentru ca am reusit sa ajung in boot camp, sa cunosc oameni extraordinari si sa primesc un feedback pozitiv din partea tuturor.

Povesteste-mi cum e o zi in bootcamp!

O zi in boot camp e cat o saptamana in mod normal :) Am glumit spunand ca asta a fost armata pentru mine :)Seminarii, interviuri, filmari, probe, nopti in cele mai tari cluburi si un sentiment continuu de surpriza, pentru ca nu stii niciodata ce urmeaza sa se intample. Si s-au intamplat lucruri extraordinare! In fond nu se intampla in fiecare zi sa fi fata in fata cu oameni de la care ai atatea de invatat cum ar fi Umek, Marco Bailey, Jay Lumen, Uner si multi altii.

Cat de mult te-a ajutat experienta Burn Residency?

Burn m-a pus cumva pe harta, ca sa spun asa:) Totul a fost ca un roller coaster! Am cunoscut foarte multi oameni si inainte si in timpul cat am fost in Ibiza, mi-am aprofundat cunostiintele legate de productia muzicala, am invatat despre importanta calitatii felului cum te promovezi ca si imagine, cum sa fac fata unor situatii limita sau cat de important este networking-ul uman intr-o meserie in care esti inca la inceput.

Care este cel mai mare regret al tau legat de Burn Residency?

Cel mai mare regret este probabil faptul ca nu am mai ramas in Ibiza pentru a avea ocazia sa pun muzica in fata lui Carl Cox, cred ca asta mi-am dorit cel mai mult…

Care a fost relatia ta cu ceilalti concurenti?

Am fost mai mult colegi decat concurenti. Desi exista o presine extraordinarara din cauza programului nebun, a caldurii, lipsei de somn si a stresului probelor zilnice, am simtit ca a fost mai mult o colaborare intre noi, o munca in echipa si foarte mult fair play. Am reusit sa ma apropii de cativa dintre ei si sunt sigura ca ne vom mai vedea in viitor.

Cine va castiga Burn Residency?

Greu de spus! Sunt cateva persoane foarte talentate ramase in joc! Am favoritii mei :) dar cred ca oricine va castiga merita cu adevarat sa castige pentru ca Philipp (n.r.Philipp Straub) si ceilalti mentori au experienta necesara pentru a vedea adevarata valoare si talentul din spatele fiecaruia.

Daca ar fi sa dai un sfat viitorilor aplicanti pentru Burn Residency, care ar fi acela?

Sa profite de sansa Burn Residency si sa puna in mix-ul lor tot ce au mai bun, pentru ca sansa e unica. Sa nu se gandeasca prea mult, sa-si urmeze sufletul! Si odata ajunsi acolo sa fi ei insisi si sa arate ceea ce pot inca de la inceput.

Ai schimba ceva daca ai putea da timpul inapoi?
Nu stiu daca a schimba ceva. Intotdeauna te gandesti ca puteai sa faci mai mult sau mai bine. E greu sa fii peste unii oameni cu multi ani de experienta in spate. Faptul ca am primit un feed back pozitiv din partea lui Philipp si a intregii echipe, ma face sa cred ca am facut bine ceea ce am facut. Mi s-a spus ca desi fac asta de foarte putin timp am reusit sa tin pasul cu cei mai experimentati decat mine si ca voi ajunge “on top” daca o tin tot asa.

Sa inteleg ca vei mai aplica pentru Burn Residency?
Cu siguranta!

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Dj SevenEgo, on her name Nicoleta Brebenel, represented Romania for this year Burn Residency, one of the most important DJ competition in the world. Nicoleta started her DJ career 6 months ago and she managed to win her spot in the Burn Residency boot camp where she met some of the biggest names of electronic music. Even if she only got back 24 hours ago, she agreed to tell me some things about her journey to Ibiza and what Burn Residency experience meant for her.

What are your feelings now when there are less then 24 hours since you got back from Ibiza?

I am back in Romania but my soul is still in Ibiza. There’s a mixture of feelings, on one hand I am disappointed I didn’t get to prove everything I had in mind when I signed up for this journey and on the other hand I’m very happy I got to the boot camp, that I met fabulous people and that I got a positive feed back from everyone.

Tell me how is a day in the boot camp!

A day in the boot camp feels like a week:) Classes, interviews, challenges, nights in the most famous clubs on the island and a perpetual feeling of surprise, because you never know what it will happen next. And there were fabulous things happening! Is not like you have the chance to be everyday face to face and learn from talented people like Umek, Marco Bailey, Jay Lumen, Uner and many others.

How did the Burn Residency experience help u?

Well, it put me on the map, if I can say it like this:) Everything was like a roller coaster! I met so many people, I improved my knowledge related to music production, I learned about the importance of promoting yourself or how significant the networking is especially when you’re a beginner in this job.

What’s your biggest regret related to Burn Residency?

My biggest regret is probably the fact that I didn’t stay in Ibiza long enough to play in front of Carl Cox. That was one of my biggest dream…

How did you get along with the other contestants?

We were more colleagues then contestants to each other. Even if there is lot of pressure because of the insane schedule, the heat, the lack of sleep and the stress caused by the daily challenges, I really felt that it was all about team work and of course lot of fair play between us. I got very close with some of them and I’m sure we will see each other in the future.

Who will win Burn Residency?

That’s hard to say! There are a few very talented people left in the game! I have my favorites:) But I really think that no matter who will win, he will truly deserve it because Phillip Straub and the other mentors have the experience to see the true value and talent behind every contestant.

What is your advice for the future applicants for the Burn Residency?

This is a unique chance, go for it and give in your best when you make the mix! Don’t over think, follow your feelings! And once you got there, be yourself and show what you can from the first moment.

What would you change if you could go back in time?

I  don’t know if I would change anything. We always think we could do more or we could be better. It’s hard to be above other people that have years of experience in this job. The fact that I got a positive feed back from Philipp and the entire crew, makes me think I did well what I did. I’ve been told that even if I’ve been doing this for a short period of time, I was able to keep up with the others and that I’ll be on top if I keep doing what I’m doing.

Will you apply for Burn Residency again?

Certainly!

 

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