All that a decent person wants during the summer is a day spent poolside surrounded by drinks, good people, and great music. Well, friends, you can do just that. The 303 Magazine Pool Parties continue with DJ Kate Elsworth taking over the decks on July 12th. Opening for Elsworth is DJ Walt White of Global Dance Management, who is no stranger to performing at a 303 pool party. With our last pool party being a SOLD-OUT hit, it’s important you grab your tickets to this pool party before they sell out too! You can’t go wrong with good talent, great vibes, stiff drinks and enough sunshine to finally throw on that little bikini you’ve been dying to wear.
We caught up with Elsworth, a charismatic LA-based DJ, to talk about music, performing and (of course) pool parties. Read the interview below… but first, check out this amazing video from the June 14th pool party and get your tickets TODAY!
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303 Magazine: Have you always been interested in music?
Kate: I’ve been writing songs since I was really young. I never really took a music lesson, it just came from nowhere. It was a great way for me to release my emotions and express how I was feeling at that time. Another form of therapy!
Who are some artists who have had an impact on your work?
My musical influences come from various artists, producers and places that I’ve been to. I’ve met a lot of inspiring people in this business who have greatly influenced my sound as a songwriter and a DJ. I’m a big fan of artists such as Stevie Nicks, James Blake, Portishead, Radiohead, Coldplay and the list goes on!
If there are any DJs that I like playing in town, I’ll go and check out what they’re playing. It’s a great way to get a glimpse of any upcoming releases.
How are you typically accepted by your audience in Denver? Do you have a good fan base here?
I’ve only played there once and I had a ball! The people were awesome and it was the first time I’ve ever been tipped whilst DJing. People were throwing 50 and 20-dollar bills up onto the decks. Consequently, it’s my favorite place to DJ!
Do you ever find it challenging or overwhelming to try and make a room full of people dance?
Maybe back when I first started I had to learn pretty quickly how to gauge what kind of audience I was playing to. Every city around the world is so different. I think now, after my years of experience I’m able to get the dance floor in pretty good shape. Once you have understood what type of grooves people are connecting with, then you’ve nailed it.
Have you found many challenges making your way in the music industry?
Of course! It’s one of the hardest industries to be in. As long as you remain humble, focused and stay true to yourself then you can pretty much do anything. You just have to keep your wits about you and don’t give up, don’t ever give up.
What is your go-to venue in the area?
I played at Prive and it was a great club!
What can fans expect from your show?
Plenty of energy and a rocking dance floor.
What would you tell people about attending the 303 Pool Party?
Get your ass there. I’ll keep you moving and I wont disappoint! The worst that could happen is that you’ll lose a few pounds.