At Butter, we love music and are huge supporters of local creatives. So, we've decided that every month we will introduce to you one of our favourite musicians and a playlist including their favourite tracks!
Nes is one of Sydney's most versatile selectors who'll make you dance all the way through Dancehall rhythms to R&B beats. She's a regular on the Sydney scene, playing at Australia's biggest parties including One Day Sundays and Halfway Crooks, in addition to throwing her own The Naughty Noughties party, a night of 2000s hip-hop at The Cliff Dive in Darlinghurst.
We sat down to have a chat about what people should expect from her sets and what it was like opening for Post Malone, who you might remember visited us in store for a bite before his show!
Do you remember the moment you decided to DJ?
I've always had a thing for music but the moment I actually decided I wanted to learn how to DJ was when I used to work as a bartender about 7 years ago. I'd look up to all the resident DJs at my bar and their ability to move a crowd. I just wanted to give it a go but I never really thought I'd get this far.
What's the biggest misconception people have about DJs?
I think some people fail to realise how much work goes into being a DJ, especially as a profession and not just a side hustle. You can spend as much or little time into DJing as you want, but if you really want to make DJing your main occupation, you need to put in the work.
What should people expect from your DJ sets?
You can expect to dance. But also to hear the familiar classics and throwbacks, as well a good dose of b-side and few left-of-field gems.
What's the most memorable party you've played at?
My most memorable gig was the opening slot for Post Malone at Max Watt's. I kind of thought I'd ease into it, as I was doing the warm up set and didn't expect to play to as many people. However, it packed out real quick and the crowd was all in. They were super enthusiastic, jumping around and singing along to every song.
Tell us about the playlist you put together for us?
Most of the songs in my Butter playlist are tracks I regularly play out, including some Travi$ Scott, Migos and Fetty Wap.